Czig Meister Brewing Company Wins Award at World Beer Cup®

Hackettstown, NJ • May 15th, 2023—Czig Meister Brewing Company claimed a bronze award in the

2023 World Beer Cup, a global beer competition that evaluates beers from around the world and

recognizes the most outstanding brewers and their beers.

Awards were given in 103 beer-style categories during the World Beer Cup award ceremony on May

10, 2023, at the Music City Center in Nashville.

Czig Meister was awarded a bronze medal in the German-Style Schwarzbier beer style category for its

Miner Black Lager, a 4.8% schwarzbier, which is a dark and smooth lager that showcases the rich

flavors of roasted malts and noble hops. It has a deep black color with a tan head, and a medium body

with a crisp and clean finish. Czig Meister is a 15-bbl craft brewery located in Hackettstown, New

Jersey that specializes in having a wide variety of styles with 24 beers on tap, from award-winning

traditional lagers, New England IPAs, & fruited sours, to their extensive barrel aging program.

“Miner is easily one of my favorite seasonal beers we make here at the brewery. Having it get

recognition in a competition of this scale means a lot to us, and emphasizes the great work our brew

team is doing every day.” said Matthew Czigler, Owner, at Czig Meister.

World Beer Cup winners were selected by an international panel of 272 beer judges from 26

countries. Widely regarded as the “Olympics of Beer,” the 2023 World Beer Cup featured 10,213

entries from 2,376 breweries in 51 countries.

“The World Beer Cup brings together the finest brewers and beers from around the globe and

celebrates creativity, craftsmanship, and passion for great beer,” said Chris Williams, World Beer Cup

competition director. “Receiving a World Beer Cup award is a testament to quality and innovation,

and we commend this year’s winners for setting the bar higher than ever.”

Presented by the Brewers Association, the World Beer Cup is held annually to celebrate the art and

science of brewing by recognizing outstanding achievement. For additional information, visit the

World Beer Cup website.

Czig Meister, recently named the 2023 New Jersey Brewery of the Year by the New York International

Beer Competition, is about to celebrate their 7th anniversary from 12-10pm on June 10th, with a

Field Day inspired event where teams can sign up to participate in different activities throughout the

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day. Czig Meister will be releasing two beers for their anniversary, along with having market vendors

and live music throughout the event.

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