The European Beer Star competition has been organised by the association Private Brauereien since 2004. It has long become one of the most important beer competitions in the world.
European Beer Star prizes are awarded to high quality beers, which are genuine and full of character. Consideration is predominantely given to types of beer which have their origins in Europe.
Any brewery in the world can take part: breweries with local, regional, interregional and international operations are eligible, not only from Europe, but also from all countries on every continent. Also all those which brew their beers in the traditional, European way.