MUNICH, Germany, April 12 (Xinhua) -- The 2013/2014 new Beer Queen of south German state Bavaria was elected in the old congress hall in Munich late on Thursday night.
Maria Krieger from Lower Bavaria, one of the seven administrative regions of Bavaria, won the final title and was awarded a BMW car.
Altogether 67 applicants from across Bavaria took part in the contest for the Beer Queen of Bavarian Brewers' Association. Seven of them made it to the finals.
On the final stage, all 7 competitors in traditional Bavarian clothes were asked to choose one kind of beer, and make brief introductions according to their own experience. In addition, they also had to answer beer-related questions from the jury.
The president of Bavarian Brewers' Association Friedlich Duell said the Beer Queen is the symbol of Bavarian Beer culture. He hoped that Chinese beer drinkers would also have a taste of Bavarian Beer at the same time of drinking local beer.
Bavarian Beer is an important part of Germany's beer brewing industry. According to the statistics released by the Association, there are more than 600 beer producers in Bavaria, making up half of total beer producers in Germany.