Dark lager from Budweiser Budvar has been awarded a second place by the Beer Friends Association

Budweiser Budvar

Dark lager Budweiser Budvar B:Dark was awarded a second place in this year’s opinion poll of the Beer Friends Association evaluating the best beers, breweries and brewing personalities of 2016. This lager has received a lot of international awards as well, being exported to several countries.

Dark lager Budweiser Budvar B: DARK has won yet another award in the oldest modern competition on the Czech beer market. In the 26th Beer Friends Association‘s (hereinafter BFA) competition for best beers, breweries and brewing personalities dark Budvar lager came second in the "Dark Beer" category. The results were published on November 3rd. Budweiser Budvar B:DARK has received many international awards, the most important being two gold medals from the Monde Selection competition (in 2010 and 2011) and chiefly, the “World Best Lager“ title awarded by the British magazine “Beers of the World“ in 2007. Dark lager Budweiser Budvar is regularly awarded by the BFA; since 2006, it has been a total of 11 medals.

Since 2008, the BFA competition has been the only nationwide consumer competition. The evaluation takes place in two rounds, being very original, as contrarily to all the other competitions it combines two fundamentally different elements - opinion poll and tasting. The winning beers are characterized by a combination of popularity and quality.

“The results of the opinion poll evince the views of people who know a lot about beer, many of them brewing it themselves as well. We very much appreciate that our dark lager has been favoured by the BFA in the long term,”says Budweiser Budvar’s brewmaster Adam Brož, Ph.D., MBA.

Since 2004, dark lager Budweiser Budvar B:DARK has been brewed using four types of malt barley (Czech, Munich, caramel and roasted) and whole Saaz hops. The beer is characterised by a very dark colour, a dry and mildly bitter caramel flavour without a dominating sweetness and a delicate aroma of roasted barley and coffee. The alcohol content is 4.7% vol. Besides the Czech Republic, it is sold in other countries, e.g. Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom and Finland.

Beer Friends Association (BFA)
Presently, the BFA is concerned with the brewing industry, hop growing, malting, breweries, beer and pubs, trying to establish and maintain relations with international subjects of similar focus. The association organises public education events and pursues to ennoble the beer drinking culture along with our hospitality services. Every year it presents and awards the best beer, brewery and brewing personality. More information on the BFA can be found at Since 2005, the BFA has been a member of the European Beer Consumers Union (EBCU), trying to promote the interests of the Czech brewing industry and gain experience from similarly oriented organizations.

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