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17th August 2022

Benjamin Szehofner Announced as Stiegl Beer Cocktail Champion 2022

Following a fascinating final above the streets of East London at the Boundary Rooftop, London, Benjamin Szehofner from Albert’s Schloss in Birmingham has triumphed and been announced as the 2022 Stiegl Beer Cocktail Champion.

Benjamin’s winning drink called a Kiss From A Rose combined Lanique Rose Liqueur, Hibiscus Syrup and Fee Brothers Black Walnut Bitters with the radiant Radler.  In addition to taking the crown and glory, Benjamin wins £530 in prize money and a year’s supply of Stiegl Radler.

The annual competition kicked off in June to help celebrate Stiegl’s 530 year anniversary and saw over 30 different beer cocktail creations submitted from across the UK, all featuring the superlative summer sipper that is Stiegl Radler.

Following a paper judging and then a social media vote, five drinks made it through to the final at the Boundary Rooftop, London on the 11th August.

An incredible selection of judges were on hand to taste and judge each drink including Scott Collins, Chief Eating Officer at MEATliquor, Shannon Tebay, Beverage Director of Outernet London, Marta Tokarz, Group Bar Operations Manager at Cubitt House and Max Chater, all-round liquid geek, distiller and partner at Vault Vermouth and Chaters, Saffron Waldon.

Martyn Railton, MD of Euroboozer, said:

“It’s been another brilliant competition with interest through the roof and some seriously stunning drinks being served up.  It’s been a flawless way to celebrate Stiegl’s anniversary, a scorching summer and of course, the mighty beer cocktail, so a huge congratulations to Benjamin and thanks to everyone who entered and of course the amazing judges.”

Shannon Tebay, Beverage Director of Outernet London, including the highly anticipated opening of Denmark Street’s “Lower Third” cocktail bar, (also formerly the head bartender of New York’s Death & Co, and Head Mixologist of The Savoy Hotel) said:

  “It was a pleasure to judge the finalists and to see the creativity coming from bartenders across the UK.  They were all clearly executed concepts, however regarding balance and flavour, Kiss from a Rose made a big impression on all of us. This cocktail best showcased the Stiegl Grapefruit Radler and was unanimous winner across the judging panel.”

Stiegl Radler and Beer Cocktails

 Set up in 1492, the Stiegl brewery turned 530 years old in June. With a hard-earned reputation for being the world’s most thirst-quenching, supremely-refreshing, sun-loving sipper, the multi-tasking Stiegl Grapefruit Radler can also be a power ingredient in a whole host of seasonal cocktails of the beer persuasion.

 Produced by combining Stiegl’s famous Goldbräu lager with fresh grapefruit juice, this much-revered, naturally cloudy Radler-style beer contains just 2% alcohol by volume but offers an explosion of fruity flavours, fizz and puckery tartness for unbeatable flavour and refreshment. It is available in a 500ml can and 25L Returnable kegs.

Full details of the beer cocktail recipes created, visit

About Euroboozer 

Started from the back of an old VW Vento in 2003, Euroboozer was set up by beer lover Martyn Railton, initially importing Austrian brands Stiegl, Schremser and Hirter. The company soon branched out across Europe and the Atlantic helping to drive the craft beer trend in the UK.

Nineteen years on the VW Vento has gone to be replaced with offices and a warehouse in Hertfordshire and Euroboozer now supplies some of the finest food and beverage establishments and retailers in the country.

In addition to the Austrian beers, the company exclusively distributes Andechs, Blakstoc, Harpoon and Other Half, as well as ten exciting Czech craft breweries and a host of leading UK brewers.

For further information, please visit or follow on Instagram – @euroboozer and Twitter @Euroboozer.

Press release from Hungry Communications Ltd.

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