Trumer Pils Wins Gold at European Beer Star Awards

Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:00am EST

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Trumer Pils Wins Gold at European Beer Star Awards

Trumer Pils, a world-class pilsner brewed at two sister Trumer Brauereis (breweries) in Salzburg, Austria and Berkeley, California, was awarded gold in the German-Style Pilsner category at the 9th annual European Beer Star Awards held on Nov. 15 in Nuremberg, Germany. This year’s event featured 1,366 entries from 45 countries. The panel of 102 experts, comprised of brew masters, beer sommeliers and journalists from 25 countries, chose the world’s best beers in 50 categories by blind tasting over a two-day period.

This is the fourth European Beer Star Gold Award for Trumer Pils, following wins in 2004, 2006 and 2008.

“We’re very excited about this award,” said Lars Larson, master brewer of Trumer Brauerei Berkeley. “We’re honored by this recognition, especially given the competition this year. We’re alongside of some of the best beers in the World. It’s exciting to be recognized for our beer in the country where it all started.”

Trumer Pils has also won gold medals at the Australian International Beer Awards, the World Beer Cup and the Great American Beer Festival.


The European Beer Star, now in its 9th year of operation, is one of the most important beer competitions worldwide. Consideration is given to breweries around the globe that are committed to the traditional European art of brewing. Prizes are awarded to the beers which best fulfill the respective type criteria, and whose taste and quality impresses the most. For more information visit,


Trumer Pils was introduced to the U.S. in 2004 when Trumer Brauerei Berkeley, the sister brewery to 400-year old Trumer Privatbrauerei in Salzburg, was built. Because a pilsner is one of the most delicate styles of beer, it was important that Trumer Pils be made locally in the U.S., instead of importing from Europe. Trumer Pils is a unique partnership of two family-owned companies: Privatbrauerei Josef Sigl in Salzburg and The Gambrinus Company in the U.S. Trumer Pils has received gold medals at the Great American Beer Festival, the World Beer Cup, the Australian International Beer Awards and the European Beer Star. Trumer Brauerei Berkeley is located at 1404 4th Street in Berkeley, Calif. and is open Monday through Friday and offers free brewery tours daily. Please visit, for more information, availability and recipes.

Alison Fisker, 415-269-1004