Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility Requirements for #BestBrewChallenge (BBC 2015):

  • Register on the website with the name of your brewery, brewmaster, a description of your team and your brewery with pictures along with a video, if available.
  • Agree to the conditions and the BBC 2015 privacy statement.
  • Eligibility requirements for the 1st Challenge – an attempt to set the world record:
    1. Brew beer on the anniversary of the beer purity law: 23 April 2015
    2. Mash in simultaneously with all other brewers: 03:00 PM CEST.
    3. Use only ingredients listed in the beer purity law from 1516 (water, malt, hops, yeast).
    4. Use BEST malts with a minimum of 25 % BEST RED X® (to ensure similar starting conditions for all of the participating brewers).
    5. Brew to an original gravity of 12 – 14 °P for better comparison in the sommelier tasting.
    6. Documentation for Guinness World Records™ (two witnesses for the record, brew log, pictures, video and completed written form)
  • Eligibility requirements for the 2nd Challenge for the “BEST Beer“:
    1. Send at least one bottle (minimum volume 1 liter) of the finished beer to BESTMALZ®, Heidelberg.
    2. Deadline for submitting entries is 30 June 2015
    3. Tasting and selection of winners by an independent panel of beer sommeliers in mid-July.
    4. Agreement to publish the winners’ name and recipe on the BBC 2015 website.

Additional eligibility requirements for BBC 2015:

  • BESTMALZ® will coordinate the world record attempt (including administration of the website blog), the selection of the top-rated beer by a panel of beer sommeliers and the organization of the awards ceremony around the Heidelberg Castle.
  • BESTMALZ® has no legal liability for any activities performed by participants in the BBC 2015 or in conjunction with this event.
  • Participants will bear any cost incurred for participation in the BBC 2015.
  • BESTMALZ® reserves the right to check the registration information of any participant and will remove all content deemed not in compliance with netiquette guidelines (see below).
  • Admission for the world record attempt, rules and their observation are administered exclusively by BESTMALZ®, the event coordinator. BESTMALZ® reserves the right to make changes in the procedures for the world record attempt prior to 23 April 2015. BBC 2015 rules are binding for all participants.
  • Approval for the world record attempt and associated publications are the exclusive right of Guinness World Records™ (GWR). There is no claim that GWR will grant the record, print it in the Guinness Book of World Records™ or publish it on their website.
  • Interested participants can purchase a certificate or medal for the world record (once approved) directly from the GWR website. Any costs incurred must be paid by the participant.
  • Deadline for sending beer samples for the second challenge (Best Beer/Taste Challenge) is 30 June 2015 (date on the shipment invoice). Shipping or postal costs must be paid by the sender.
  • BESTMALZ® will contact the BBC 2015 participants directly to extend invitations to the award winners’ party. Only a personal invitation from BESTMALZ® is valid. All attending the party must bear the costs for travel and accommodation. BESTMALZ® will bear the cost for the awards party and prizes.
  • The place of legal jurisdiction is Heidelberg, Germany.

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