ROSGLAVPIVO = The Best Russian Beer (2016-10-23)

Dear Colleagues,

Barley, Malt, Hops and Beer Union together with German Independent Brewers’ Union (Private Brauerein Deutschland e.V.) continue to work on the New International Beer Competition “ROSGLAVPIVO = The Best Russian Beer”.



The following documents are required to complete the registration process:

Competition Procedure;

Registration and shipment of beers;

Category description;

Conditions of the Competition;

Registration form.

Submission of beers should be done up to the 15th of December 2016 (personal beer deliveries can be made up to 15th January 2017 by agreement with organizers). The expert tasting procedure will take place on January 15-17, 2017, Moscow. 15 independent international experts, members of the Expert Commission of the contest “European Beer Star”, confirmed their participation in the work of the Expert Commission. They will arrive in Moscow for the expert tasting procedure, which will be held with the participation of the media. The competition ROSGLAVPIVO and especially its part “Sample purchase” have already aroused much interest of the Russian mass media.  

Evaluation criterion is not a technical laboratory analysis but organoleptic indicators, in other words, sense and taste are prioritized. The purpose of expert testing, performed blindly, is selection of beer brands, matching standard criteria, having the best quality and taste. In every category, three best beer brands will be awarded gold, silver and bronze medals. 

Due to a great number of addresses of our citizens and addresses of the Union of Consumer Right Protection, we have made a decision concerning a special part of the competition – “ROSGLAVPIVO – Public control”. In the course of this part of the competition, organoleptic, microbiological and physicochemical characteristics of beer production of a number of Russian beer producers will be inspected for free.

The results of “ROSGLAVPIVO – Public control” will be provided to mass media, the federal and regional executive and legislative authorities, Federal Service “Rospotrebnadzor” and the Ministry of Public Health of the RF, as well as will be published on the website and the Barley, Malt, Hops and Beer Union website.

The Union of Consumers’ Right Protection will select the companies – participants of the “ROSGLAVPIVO – Public control” contest. After that, independently and at our expense, we’ll purchase the product samples of the most popular beer sorts of different breweries in different packaging and give them to experts for tasting and the necessary laboratory tests. We hope that the chosen course of Russian companies focused on the high quality of beer production will convince international experts and the mass-media of achieving of high rates.

Any beer producer, registered at the territory of the RF and the CIS and foreign countries, can take part in the contest. Brewing companies from other countries can also participate in the competition if their beer is distributed in the territory of the RF. Surely, the competition “ROSGLAVPIVO” will adopt best practices of the German Independent Brewers’ Union, who has been organizing the most popular and prestigious “European Beer Star” competition during 12 years.

No doubt, for the first time we’ll not be able to run the contest in full format of 55 beer brands like European Beer Star, but we have chosen 16 basic beer categories at the first stage.

The awarding of winners of the Contest “ROSGLAVPIVO” with gold, silver and bronze medals “ROSGLAVPIVO (Beer category) GOLD”, “ROSGLAVPIVO (Beer category) SILVER” and “ROSGLAVPIVO (Beer category) BRONZE” will be carried out within II International Beverage Trade Fair BevialeMoscow-2017, which will be held on February 28 – March 2, 2017 in Moscow, at the joint stand of Barley, malt, Hops and Beer Union and German Independent Brewers’ Union. According to the Conditions of Competition the gold winners should provide their production for the public tasting at the BevialeMoscow 2017 exhibition. The best products will be awarded a certain prize “ROSGLAVPIVO – Consumer’s Choice”.

We’d like to invite brewing companies and sponsors to take part in the International Competition of brewing production for the title of the Best Russian Beer – “ROSGLAVPIVO”.

Registration fee:



Detailed information about the competition and conditions of participation is place on the website:




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