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The National Beer Championship (NBC) aims to recognize the best beers produced commercially in Spain. The Championship is open to all brewers producing within the Spanish state and meeting the eligibility criteria (see bases).

The NBC Jury is composed by recognized members of the national and international beer community. The Jury conducts blind tastings to determine the winners in each group / category, and a report of each beer tasted is available to participants at the end of the contest.

Each beer is judged according to his loyalty to the style it represents. The styles are divided into five major groups, each consisting of several categories and subcategories. In the event that more than 5 beers of the same category or subcategory are presented, these beers are judged separately in its own category.

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NBC 2015 WINNERS

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GROUP I: LAGER

GOLD: Adegas Menduiña: Loira (German Export Helles)

SILVER: Moska de Girona: Rossa (Czech Premium Lager)

BRONZE: Cervezas Cuenca: Dawat 18,41 (Eisbock)

GROUP II A: BRITISH ALES

GOLD: Espina de Ferro: Black Potion (English Porter)

SILVER: Mala Gissona: Höfn (English Porter)

BRONZE: Falken Brewing: Double Dragon (Wee Heavy)

GROUP II B: IPA

GOLD: La Pirata: Viakrucis (American IPA)

SILVER: Ratpenat Cervesers: 2014 IPA (American IPA)

BRONZE: Beer Cat: Further Westward (West Coast IPA)

GROUP III: BLACK ALES –  PORTER & STOUT

GOLD: La Pirata: Black Block (Imperial Stout)

SILVER: Cervesa Popaire: Tinta de Pop (Sweet Stout)

BRONZE: Adegas Menduiña: Demo Neghro (Foreign Extra Stout)

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GROUP IV: CLASSIC EUROPEAN SPECIALTIES AND AMERICAN SOUR STYLES

GOLD: Nómada Brewing Co.: Tundra (Saison)

SILVER: Espina de Ferro: Dead Monk (Belgian Dubbel)

BRONZE: Ilda’s Town Beer: Torr (Belgian Dubbel)

GROUP V A: HISTORICAL STYLES AND OTHER ALTERNATIVE / SPECIAL STYLES

GOLD: Adegas Menduiña: Maria Soliña (Specialty Smoked Beer)

SILVER: La Pirata: Black Block Brandy BA (Wood-Aged Beer)

BRONZE: Cervesa Popaire: Garrova Porter (Specialty Fruit Beer)

GROUP V B: BEER WITH SPICES, HERBS OR VEGETABLE

GOLD: Nómada Brewing Co.: Frate Nero (Imperial Stout with coffee)

SILVER: Companyia Cervesera del Montseny: Castanya (Brown Ale with chestnuts)

BRONZE: Segarreta: Avet (made with fir cones)

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The CNC 2015 Jury

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Anna Castell Delgado

Owner of 5 Titius, a beer shop & distribution firm in Olot, Catalonia. Sommelier by Girona University. Level 3 Award in Wines and Spirits by WSET in London (presently doing Level 4 in the same school).

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Marc Corominas

Elected through our social networks, Marc is completing its preparation for being judge at the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP). He’s well versed on beer styles

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Sergi Estévez

Since 2009 writes in LOCatamos.com blog and organizes workshops and tastings. In those six years he has organized more than 1500 workshops and has written the book “Gintonic for Dummies”.

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Tom Evans

Head Brewer of Alphabet Brewign (Manchester, England), former brewer of Hand Drawn Monkey (Huddersfield, England)

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Joaquim Jané

Cofounder of La Cervecita Nuestra de Cada Día (Barcelona). Sommelier by CETT. Third finalist in the contest Nas d’Escuma 2013. Jury member in Brewtast 2014 and in Campeonato de Cerveceros Caseros 2014.

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Salvador Marimon

Beer technician with more than 30 years of experience in the national and european markets, specialized on craft beer since the year 2000. Founding member and organizer of the Barcelona Beer Festival.

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Jordi Roggia

Beerhunter and homebrewer since mid nineties, in 2012 he decided to become a beer professional and opened La Bona Pinta, a reference beer bar in Barcelona.

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Steve Saldana

An American brewer for Bexar County Brewery in Peterborough, England. Specializes in brewing aggressive and extreme beers.

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David Serrano Molina

He has been working for Birrificio Baladin (Italy) for the last four years and is the brand delegate in Spain. Four years ago he started also a personal project: Birreria Eth Refugi (Vaqueira-Beret).

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Andrés Torre

Owner of Lúpulo Feroz, a reference craft beer bar in Asturias since 2007 with more than 300 bottle references and 9 taps. In 2012 he started distributing international beers in the North of Spain, like Mikkeller, Amager, To Ol…

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Joan Villar-i-Martí

Joan Villar-i-Martí, a.k.a. Joan Birraire, is a writer and beer enthusiast. He is the author of Birraire.com, a beer blog, as well as part of the organisation team of the Barcelona Beer Festival.

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Robert Wicks

Founder and CEO of Westerham Brewery (Kent, England)

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