On May 18, 2015, the Bayerische Brauerbund e.V. and the Bayerische Hotel- und Gaststättenverband e.V. awarded the Golden Beer Idea 2015 in the old congress hall in Munich. As part of the festive evening for the election of the Bavarian Beer Queen, the award was also presented to the city of Spalt for the founding of the HopfenBierGut museum. For the first time, the Golden Beer Idea went to the Franconian Lake District!