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Weihenstephan Vitus Named “World’s Best Beer”

(Atlanta, GA) – Acclaimed importer and supplier of fine wine, beer and premium spirits, Total Beverage Solution (TBS) is thrilled to announce Germany’s Weihenstephan Vitus beer received the most coveted industry accolade of “World’s Best Beer” at the 2011 World Beer Awards, recognized as the “unofficial world beer championship.”

The World Beer Awards select the finest internationally recognized beer styles from ale, lager, wheat, stout and porter beers through a series of blind judgingevents held in Europe, Asia and the United States. The winning beers from each style in each region compete for the title of “World’s Best Styles,” which are then tasted against each other to select the “World’s Best Beers” within each style category. The world’s best categories are then tasted against each other to select the “World’s Best Beers.”

The light-colored, spicy single-bock wheat Weihenstephan Vitus was rated first in each of its three categories, sweeping awards for “World’s Best Wheat Beer,” “World’s Best Strong Wheat Beer” and “Europe’s Best Strong Wheat Beer, and ultimately was honored with the competition’s most prestigious title of “World’s Best Beer.”

Professor Josef Schrädler, director of the Bavarian state brewery Weihenstephan believes, “a premium beer must have a unique flavor and a distinctive character, and we are proud to achieve such status with our brews. These awards represent a great reward and confirmation of our endeavors forwhich we are particularly appreciative.”

Established 1040 A.D. and the oldest existing brewery in the world, Weihenstephan combines tradition and craft to producehigh-quality premium brews. Occupying the top of Weihenstephan Hill in the Bavarian city of Freising and surrounded by the relatively young Weihenstephan Science Center of Munich’s University of Applied Sciences, the brewery is aseamless blend of tradition, custom, proven knowledge and modern science lauded with an incomparable identity and a corresponding dedication.

“We are extremely honored to represent and market Weihenstephan Vitus in the U.S.,” says Total Beverage Solution president and chief executive officer Dave Pardus. “With a distinguished reputation and widespread international recognition, the brand continuously exceeds our expectations and produces brews characteristic of the industry’s highest honors.”

Weihenstephan received a number of international awards for a variety of its products throughout 2011. The brewery’s flagship beer Hefe-Weissbier received its fourth consecutive gold medal at the Australian International Beer Awards while the Kristall Weissbier was awarded silver, and the Hefe-Weissbier Dunkel, Korbinian and Vitus received bronze. At the Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival, the brewery secured a gold medal for the Hefe-Weissbier and a bronze for the Vitus. Weihenstephan Hefe-Weissbier was honored with a bronze medal at the International Beer Challenge in London,England, and the Dunkel was named third place in its category at the Great International Beer & Cider Competition inProvidence, R.I.

Weihenstephan’s complete portfolio includes: Vitus, Hefe-Weissbier, Hefe-Weissbier Dunkel, Korbinian, Kristall Weissbier, Original Lager, Festbier and Hoplosion. For more information on Weihenstephan, please visit or the Facebook pageFor more information on Total Beverage Solution and its brands, visit


With an impressive portfolio of wine, beer and premium spirits, Total Beverage Solution supplies the U.S. market with some of the world’s most unique brands. Founded in 2002, the company represents brands with market presence and a strong potential for growth. Total Beverage Solution’s first sizeable supply contract was Greene King brewers, the producers of Old Speckled Hen and Abbot Ale. Currently, the portfolio includes such brands as Germany’s Weihenstephan Beer, from the world’s oldest brewery; Birra Moretti, an acclaimed Italian beer; Affligem, a historic Belgian Abbey beer; Tohu Wines from the Marlborough region of New Zealand, the only Maori-owned wine company; Colombo, a D.O.C fine Marsala wine, Edradour Distillery, Scotland’s smallest distillery andSouthampton, one of the most award-winning craft breweries in America. Passionate about quality and craftsmanship, the company strives to work with producers of the finest products and create value and demand for each brand based on itsindividually unique qualities. With this philosophy, Total Beverage Solution has quickly earned a reputation for its market expertise and proven sales results. The company earned a prestigious spot on Beverage Industry’slist of “Top 100 Beverage Companies of 2010.” Additionally, in the midst of another challenging year for the beverage industry, TBS surpassed $30 million in revenue in 2010. Total Beverage Solution is headquartered at 1671 Belle Isle Ave. Suite 125, Mt. Pleasant, S.C. 29464. For more information, visit or call (843) 881-0761.