CAW wheat beer competition is a chance given to the students in Freising to
demonstrate their brewing skills and their brewing talent. With the generous
support of our raw materials partners we will provide the best and finest
raw materials and you will provide all your creativity to brew the best
wheat beer of the year! Subsequent we will answer all your questions about
the CAW wheat beer competition.
What should I
Wheat beer! There will be two categories:
classic: a top-cropping (top-fermenting)
beer which consists of at least 50 percent of wheat malt and has a gravity
between 12 and 13,5 on the Plato scale. There are no special regulations
about hopping. However, you should not use more than three different kinds
Wheat beer creative: The only requirement is that the beer consists
of at least 50 percent of wheat malt to give you the chance to brew creative,
fruity or very strong wheat beer. This year the creative category is under
the special theme "Halloween and Autumn".
How much beer
shall I brew?
We know that not every student owns a big brewing vessel. Therefore we
ask you to brew 10 to 20 liters - an amount that can easily be brewed
in small vessels at home.
provide the raw material for my beer?
The malt is a generous donation of the
Malzfabrik Mich. Weyermann® GmbH
& Co. KG Specialty Malting Factory in Bamberg. You can choose your favourite
malt out of
this list. The CAW will later collect it and will bring it to you! The
hops is a
generous donation of the Simon H. Steiner, Hopfen, GmbH from Mainburg. You
can choose up to three different kinds of hops out of the ten different hops provided
(varieties to be announced soon). The maximum amount of raw material we will
provide equals the amount you need to brew 20 liters of wheat beer.
Shall I fill my
beer in bottles?
Yes! We would ask you to hand in your wheat beer filled in bottles. You
can choose the shape and the design of the bottle yourself. Be creative!
While the jury will only judge your wheat beer there will be a special
judging for the design of the bottle and you can win a special prize for
best design. In order to assign the bottles, we ask you to put a label on
What is the
For the second and the third place of each category an
exclusively compiled wheat beer package that will include a wide selection
of fine wheat beers will wait. Also, a special prize for the best bottle
design and an audience prize is offered, which are also awarded wheat beer
packages. The size and composition of the wheat beer packages depends on the
respective price category.
For the first prize the brewery
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH will award you an exclusive day in their brewery. Your winning beer will be part of the
breweries professional tasting panel and you will get a guided tour through the
brewery. In addition, you will receive a gift card for the Schneider
Bräuhaus im Tal in Munich. With the friendly support of
KRONES AG, the winners
will also be given the opportunity to brew their beer in the Steinecker Brew
Center on a pilot-plant scale.
How can I
Up to 12 teams are able to participate in the competition. Each team can
have up to 3 members. Just fill in the participation form. The registration
deadline for the CAW-Weißbierwettbewerb is the 7th of June 2020!
Is it possible
to participate in both categories?
Yes, this is possible. You can specify (1st choice) and you sign up for
the 2nd category as well. Depending on the number of registrations, we will
inform you after the registration deadline, if you can also compete in the
When do I have
to hand in my beer?
The tasting event of the CAW Wheat Beer Competition will take place in
the end of October. Currently, Friday, the 30th of October, is scheduled as
appointment, but the booked event room has not yet been confirmed. Thus the
date to hand in the beer will be Thursday, the 29th of October, 2020.
As soon as the event room has been confirmed, an announcement is sent by
for the CAW-Weißbierwettbewerb 2020
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