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26th June 2024

Euroboozer & Stiegl team up with industry experts to judge this year’s ‘Summer of Radler’ cocktail competition

With just two weeks to go until the grand finale, Euroboozer and Stiegl have announced the judges for this year’s ‘Summer of Radler’ cocktail competition.

With more entries than ever before, from old, new and prospective Euroboozer customers, the cocktails have been whittled down to 20 semi-finalists, with a social media vote set to narrow the list down to just five finalists, giving the public a chance to choose their favourites ahead of the final, which will take place at Bar Américain at Brasserie Zedel in London on Thursday 11th July.

For the final, a panel of four drinks industry experts will be on hand to judge the five remaining cocktails, including award-winning journalist Jacopo Mazzeo PhDFlorian SchmidhuberHead of Export at Stiegl BrauereiMinas Kotoulas​​​​, Group Head of Bars at The Wolseley Hospitality Group; and Marta Tokarz, Head of Beverage and Bar Operations at Cubitt House.

Now in its fifth year, the Stiegl ‘Summer of Radler’ competition was open to any bartender or mixologist currently working in the UK, with entrants able to use either Stiegl Grapefruit Radler or Stiegl Raspberry Radler as the base of their cocktail creation.

For their eminently refreshing radler beers, Stiegl mixes its iconic Goldbräu lager with homemade grapefruit soda for the Grapefruit Radler and raspberry lemonade for the Raspberry Radler. Both are delicious on their own, but also make excellent bases for seasonal beer cocktails, as has been demonstrated by some truly outstanding drinks entries over the years, including highlights from MEATliquor, Albert’s Schloss and Hawksmoor bartenders, as well as drinks journalists such as Mark Dredge and Charlie Whitting.

For the judging, the five final cocktails will be accurately recreated by the bartenders at Bar Américain, with each of the judges blind-tasting the cocktail and scoring each of the drinks. The creator of the winning drink will then receive a grand prize of £1,000, plus 365 cans of either Stiegl Grapefruit Radler or Stiegl Raspberry Radler.

Ahead of the final of this year’s Stiegl Summer of Radler competition, Martyn Railton, MD of Euroboozer, said:  “We’ve had some really interesting cocktail entries this year, from new, old and prospective Euroboozer customers, using both Stiegl Grapefruit Radler and Stiegl Raspberry Radler. I’m also thrilled with our panel of judges and I can’t wait for the judges to taste the final five drinks and to crown this year’s worthy winner!”

Minas Kotoulas​​​​, Group Head of Bars at The Wolseley Hospitality Group said: “I’m thrilled to be judging in this year’s Stiegl ‘Summer of Radler’ competition, and that the final will be held at Bar Américain. I wish all participants well and am excited to taste this year’s cocktail creations.”

About Stiegl 

First mentioned in written records on 16th June 1492, Stiegl Brauerei in Salzburg, Austria, grew out of a popular beer-making guesthouse called the ‘Bräuhaus an der Gstätten’.

Over the past 532 years, Stiegl has seen immense joy and celebrations but also fires, war and economic turmoil. The brewery persevered, however, and has managed to remain strong, playing a huge role in both Salzburg and Austria’s culture and history. Even Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was known to be a fan of Stiegl’s beers during the 18th century.

Today the brewery is best-known for its multi award-winning Stiegl Goldbräu beer, with Stiegl utilising a wealth of brewing experience combined with some of the most high-tech brewing equipment and processes in Europe. The brewery also benefits from the finest Austrian raw materials sourced from local farmers (some of which are cultivated in the brewery’s own fields), plus Alpine Spring Water from Salzburg’s house mountain, the Untersberg.

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 the Atlantic to bring some of the finest US craft brewers to the UK. 20 years on, the VW Vento has gone to be replaced with offices and a warehouse in Hertfordshire with a fleet of trucks delivering all over the country.

Euroboozer now supplies some of the finest food and beverage establishments in the country and their brands still include Austria’s Stiegl, Schremser and Hirter, plus a sublime selection of specialist Czech lager brands such as Matuska, New York’s famous Brooklyn Brewery, BlakStoc cider from Austria, and beers from leading British breweries such as DEYA, London Brewing Company, Rooster’s and Verdant, which are mainstays in almost all of the UK’s best craft beer bars and bottle shops.

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