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13th November 2023

Greek Beer Awards: Maurizio Maestrelli holds the position of Head Judge

Italian journalist and writer Maurizio Maestrelli will be the Head Judge of the Greek Beer Awards for a second consecutive year.

Maurizo Maestrelli is a recognized beer and spirits journalist and judge, attending many world-famous competitions. Founder of Milano Beer Week. Winner of “Best article on Italian Craft Beer” first edition in 2007. Writer for Good Beer Hunting, Il Sole 24 Ore, Gambero Rosso, Bargiornale. Contributor at Beer & Bar Magazine and Editor in Chief at Il Barman. Member of The British Guild of Beer Writers.

Specialist in Italian beer market, microbreweries and pubs. Author of “Birre”, short stories about 30 iconic beers, “Speakeasy, the most secret bars in the world”, “Anthologin” and “La grammatica della Birra”. Contributor to 1001 Beers You Must Try Before You Die and the Pocket Beer Book.

Maurizo attended the Greek Beer Awards for the first time as a judge in 2018, then in 2021, and as a Head Judge in 2023, succeeding Tim Hampson.

Breweries can enter their beers, and check the categories to submit their samples. Suppliers can join as Sponsors, for more details contact us. If you like to be one of our judges, please fill out this form.

Watch the video with the statements of the Head Judge, Maurizio Maestrelli, for the GBA 2023.


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Find and watch all the videos regarding the tastings, with comments from the judges

Find the logos of the Greek Beer Awards and photos of the Event Night at our Downloads page

About the Greek Beer Awards: The Greek Beer Awards is the only international beer competition after blind tasting in Greece. It was held for the first time in 2017 and this year it was extended to countries in Southeast Europe and the Mediterranean. Breweries, microbreweries, and nomadic breweries participate in the competition, which send their samples to be tested by experienced and renowned judges from abroad, who are specially invited for this purpose to our country. With the motto: “We support good brews since 2017”, the annual Greek beer festival aims, among other things, to bring Greek beers into contact with the rest of the world.

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