2018 World Beer Cup Winners, Photos & Recap

 

I just got back from the 2018 World Beer Cup Awards held this year in Nashville by the Brewers Association and have the full winners, photos, and recap. It was a very quick and fun ceremony as compared to the overly long GABF awards, and this year was the biggest to date with 8,234 entries from 66 countries. The international aspect is what sets it apart from the Great American Beer Festival competition.

Breakside team accepts Gold at the 2018 World Beer Cup

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Breakside accepting another 2018 World Beer Cup award

23 medals were awarded to Oregon breweries, 11 Gold medals, 8 Silvers medals and 4 Bronze medals.

Oregon did very well as usual, though the overall winners show that brewers across the world are getting better and there is less domination than there used to be. Still, perpetual winner of the last few years Breakside Brewery had another great World Beer Cup with a Gold Medal for Lunch Break ISA, a Silver Medal for Wanderlust IPA, and a Silver Medal for Old World IPA which means they are still the kings and queens of IPA.

Old Town Brewing accepts its first Gold Medal of the night at the 2018 World Beer Cup

Perhaps the real Oregon star of the show was Old Town Brewing, the little unsuspecting brewery that could. Old Town Brewing walked away with a second Gold Medal in the English-style IPA category for Shanghai’d IPA and then perhaps more surprisingly another Gold Medal for Pilsner in Historical Beer category. This pizza pub turned brewery has surprised everyone with a commitment to quality that’s lasted through multiple head brewers.

team 10 Barrel Brewing about to get on stage at the 2018 World Beer Cup

AB/InBev-owned 10 Barrel Brewing is also still knocking it out of the park, no matter what you think of its parent company. The company won Gold in Berliner-Weiss and Silver in Fruit Wheat Beer prove it.

Erin Grey Kemplin of Ecliptic Brewing accepts Bronze for Orbiter IPA

Pelican Brewing accepts Gold medal at the 2018 World Beer Cup for Queen of Hearts in the Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer category

Ben Love accepts a Bronze Medal at the 2018 World Beer Cup

Stormbreaker is going to have to reconsider the name for the now Gold Medal winning “Good, Not Great” Imperial Red Ale

We also cant ignore Pelican, Great Notion, Gigantic, Stormbreaker, Three Creeks, Golden Valley, Public Coast, pFriem, Oakshire, Elk Horn, Logsdon Farmhouse Ales, and other great Oregon brewers wins. We will have to come back with more recap and analysis later because now it’s time to party. Check back for updates and here is some more stats from the Brewers Association.

Old Town Brewing’s Adam Milne and Joe Sanders celebrate a 2018 World Beer Cup medal


Beers were judged during six sessions over a period of three days by an elite panel of 295 judges from 33 countries—72 percent of whom were from outside the United States. Judges evaluated 8,234 beers—a 25 percent increase in the number of entries from the 2016 World Beer Cup. Of the 2,515 participating breweries, 807 were from outside the United States.

Out of a possible 303 awards in 101 beer style categories, 302 were awarded. One gold award was not given in Category 36, International-Style Pilsener.

“Beer brings people together,” said Charlie Papazian, founder and past president, Brewers Association. “The World Beer Cup showcases the breadth of the global brewing community and winning an award symbolizes one of the greatest brewing achievements. Congratulations to all the winners on this remarkable accomplishment.”

WINNERS

MEDAL/BEER/BREWERY/CATEGORY/YEAR

Bronze Solzhenitsyn Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant – Media Aged Beer 2018
Gold Vladislav Diebolt Brewing Co. Aged Beer 2018
Silver Oblivious Griffin Claw Brewing Co. Aged Beer 2018
Bronze Brother Harker Patersbier Barrel Head Brewhouse American-Belgo-Style Ale 2018
Gold Klipspringer Metazoa Brewing Co. American-Belgo-Style Ale 2018
Silver Juxtapose Four Winds Brewing Co. American-Belgo-Style Ale 2018
Bronze 89Ale O.H.S.O. Brewery – Paradise Valley American-Style Amber Lager 2018
Gold Brooklyn Lager Brooklyn Brewery American-Style Amber Lager 2018
Silver Tragedy of the Common Iowa Brewing Co. American-Style Amber Lager 2018
Bronze Truckee River Red Great Basin Brewing Co. – Sparks American-Style Amber/Red Ale 2018
Gold Ole Prospector BNS Brewing & Distilling Co. American-Style Amber/Red Ale 2018
Silver Faction Red Faction Brewing Co. American-Style Amber/Red Ale 2018
Bronze Hoppa Emeritus Beachwood BBQ & Brewing – Long Beach American-Style Black Ale 2018
Gold Bivouac Black IPA Hutton & Smith Brewing Co. American-Style Black Ale 2018
Silver Midnight Moonlight Fat Heads Brewery – Middleburg Heights American-Style Black Ale 2018
Bronze Restraint Institution Ale Co. American-Style Brown Ale 2018
Gold Cell Block 304 Parkersburg Brewing Co. American-Style Brown Ale 2018
Silver Mr. Dynamite Mad Chef Craft Brewing American-Style Brown Ale 2018
Bronze HoliDAVE Artifex Brewing Co. American-Style Imperial Stout 2018
Gold Cultivating Mass Cooperage Brewing Co. American-Style Imperial Stout 2018
Silver Black Walnut Belgian Imperial Stout Raised Grain Brewing Co. American-Style Imperial Stout 2018
Bronze Bailing Room Pinthouse Pizza – S. Lamar American-Style India Pale Ale 2018
Gold Revision IPA Revision Brewing Co. American-Style India Pale Ale 2018
Silver Radiant Beauty Green Cheek Beer Co. American-Style India Pale Ale 2018
Bronze Hamm’s Miller Brewing Co. American-Style Lager or American-Style Cream Ale 2018
Gold Old Style Lager Pabst Brewing Co. American-Style Lager or American-Style Cream Ale 2018
Silver Pabst Blue Ribbon Pabst Brewing Co. American-Style Lager or American-Style Cream Ale 2018
Bronze Pennyrile Pale Ale West Sixth Brewing Co. American-Style Pale Ale 2018
Gold C-Hops Firestone Walker Brewing Co. American-Style Pale Ale 2018
Silver Double Nickels Docent Brewing American-Style Pale Ale 2018
Bronze Guava Happens The Rare Barrel American-Style Sour Ale 2018
Gold Raspberry Upland Brewing Co. – Bloomington Brewpub American-Style Sour Ale 2018
Silver Krieky Bones Firestone Walker Barrelworks American-Style Sour Ale 2018
Bronze Disorder Barley Brown’s Brew Pub American-Style Stout 2018
Gold Black Cliffs Boise Brewing American-Style Stout 2018
Silver Feeling My Oats Swamp Rabbit Brewery & Taproom American-Style Stout 2018
Bronze Gore Creek IPA Vail Brewing Co. American-Style Strong Pale Ale 2018
Gold Green Battles Pinthouse Pizza – Burnet American-Style Strong Pale Ale 2018
Silver Breakside Wanderlust IPA Breakside Brewery & Taproom American-Style Strong Pale Ale 2018
Bronze Clutch’s American Wheat Tustin Brewing Co. American-Style Wheat Beer 2018
Gold Dark O’ the Moon Tilted Axis Brewing Co. American-Style Wheat Beer 2018
Silver Whacked Out Wheat Telluride Brewing Co. American-Style Wheat Beer 2018
Bronze BayWatch Elk Horn Brewery American-Style Wheat Beer with Yeast 2018
Gold Miner’s Gold Hefeweizen Lewis & Clark Brewing Co. American-Style Wheat Beer with Yeast 2018
Silver Beehive Honey Wheat Bristol Brewing Co. American-Style Wheat Beer with Yeast 2018
Bronze Pete’s Stash Pale Vail Brewing Co. Australian-Style Pale Ale or International-Style Pale Ale 2018
Gold Breakside Lunch Break ISA Breakside Brewery & Taproom Australian-Style Pale Ale or International-Style Pale Ale 2018
Silver Nail VPA Nail Brewing Australian-Style Pale Ale or International-Style Pale Ale 2018
Bronze Danzig Devils Backbone Brewing Co. – Outpost Baltic-Style Porter 2018
Gold Bangor Slate Baltic Porter Two Rivers Brewing Co. Baltic-Style Porter 2018
Silver Doggerland Oakshire Brewing Baltic-Style Porter 2018
Bronze Old Bounder Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro Barley Wine-Style Ale 2018
Gold Shipfaced Silver Harbor Brewing Co. Barley Wine-Style Ale 2018
Silver 10&2 Fifty West Brewing Co. Barley Wine-Style Ale 2018
Bronze The Roman Wolf Bastone Brewery Belgian- and French-Style Ale 2018
Gold Biere de Voleur Horse Thief Hollow Belgian- and French-Style Ale 2018
Silver Domaine DuPage Two Brothers Brewing Co. Belgian- and French-Style Ale 2018
Bronze LeFort Omer Vander Ghinste Belgian-Style Dark Strong Ale 2018
Gold Hertog Jan Grand Prestige Hertog Jan Belgian-Style Dark Strong Ale 2018
Silver VII Kings Belgian Dark Strong Blind Owl Brewery Belgian-Style Dark Strong Ale 2018
Bronze Belgian Quad 7venth Sun Brewery Belgian-Style Dubbel or Belgian-Style Quadrupel 2018
Gold Abbey Dubbel Elm City Brewing Co. Belgian-Style Dubbel or Belgian-Style Quadrupel 2018
Silver BJ’s Quad BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse – Boulder Belgian-Style Dubbel or Belgian-Style Quadrupel 2018
Bronze Flanders Sour Ale Rebellion Brewing Co. Belgian-Style Flanders Oud Bruin or Oud Red Ale 2018
Gold Oud Bruin Funkwerks Belgian-Style Flanders Oud Bruin or Oud Red Ale 2018
Silver Olly Free Will Brewing Co. Belgian-Style Flanders Oud Bruin or Oud Red Ale 2018
Bronze Wallflower Spring Saison Fat Bottom Brewing Co. Belgian-Style Fruit Beer 2018
Gold Nectarine Golden Ale pFriem Family Brewers Belgian-Style Fruit Beer 2018
Silver Rosetta Brewery Ommegang Belgian-Style Fruit Beer 2018
Bronze Domestique Belgian Blonde Ale Rouleur Brewing Co. Belgian-Style Pale Ale or Belgian-Style Blonde Ale 2018
Gold Vincianne True North Ale Co. Belgian-Style Pale Ale or Belgian-Style Blonde Ale 2018
Silver Gouverneur Blond Lindeboom Bierbrouwerij Belgian-Style Pale Ale or Belgian-Style Blonde Ale 2018
Bronze Julius InBev Belgium Belgian-Style Pale Strong Ale 2018
Gold La Mancina Birrificio del Forte Belgian-Style Pale Strong Ale 2018
Silver The Cannibal Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant – Maple Shade Belgian-Style Pale Strong Ale 2018
Bronze El Sur Casa Agria Specialty Ales Belgian-Style Sour Ale 2018
Gold Oude Geuze Boon VAT 108 Brouwerij Boon Belgian-Style Sour Ale 2018
Silver Lindemans Cuvée René Oude Kriek Lindemans Brewery Belgian-Style Sour Ale 2018
Bronze Hoegaarden Grand Cru InBev Belgium Belgian-Style Tripel 2018
Gold Tripel LeFort Omer Vander Ghinste Belgian-Style Tripel 2018
Silver 33 Acres of Euphoria 33 Acres Brewing Co. Belgian-Style Tripel 2018
Bronze Hoegaarden White InBev Belgium Belgian-Style Witbier 2018
Gold Camden Gentlemans Wit Camden Town Brewery Belgian-Style Witbier 2018
Silver White Rascal Avery Brewing Co. Belgian-Style Witbier 2018
Bronze Raspberry Rickey Brewery Rex Berliner-Style Weisse 2018
Gold Baywindow 10 Barrel Brewing Co. – Bend Berliner-Style Weisse 2018
Silver Peach Berliner Weisse Revelation Craft Brewing Co. Berliner-Style Weisse 2018
Bronze Check Pils Beaver Island Brewing Co. Bohemian-Style Pilsener 2018
Gold Chuckanut Pilsner Chuckanut Brewery Bohemian-Style Pilsener 2018
Silver Bobcat Pilsner Adirondack Pub and Brewery Bohemian-Style Pilsener 2018
Bronze Fantastic Voyage Gigantic Brewing Co. Brett Beer 2018
Gold Saison Trystero Our Mutual Friend Brewing Brett Beer 2018
Silver Genetic Drift with Peaches Speciation Artisan Ales Brett Beer 2018
Bronze Kill the Lights The Tap Beer Co. British-Style Imperial Stout 2018
Gold Laitilan Imperiaali Stout Laitilan Wirvoitusjuomatehdas British-Style Imperial Stout 2018
Silver The Russian 2SP Brewing Co. British-Style Imperial Stout 2018
Bronze Ninja Porter Asheville Brewing Co. Brown Porter 2018
Gold James Squire ‘Jack of Spades’ Porter Malt Shovel Brewery Brown Porter 2018
Silver FivePine Chocolate Porter Three Creeks Production Brown Porter 2018
Bronze Heat of the Night Hoparazzi Brewing Co. Chili Beer 2018
Gold McFate Hatch Chile Gatos McFate Brewing Co. Chili Beer 2018
Silver Datil Motorworks Brewing Chili Beer 2018
Bronze Assault N Fudgery Barrage Brewing Co. Chocolate Beer 2018
Gold Genesee Brew House Pilot Batch Dark Chocolate Scotch Ale Genesee Brewing Co. – Genesee Brew House Chocolate Beer 2018
Silver Somebody Else’s Dream Fort Myers Brewing Co. Chocolate Beer 2018
Bronze Annadel Pale Ale Third Street Aleworks Classic English-Style Pale Ale 2018
Gold Valley Isle ESB Maui Brewing Co. Classic English-Style Pale Ale 2018
Silver Prickly Pear Pale Ale Lewis & Clark Brewing Co. Classic English-Style Pale Ale 2018
Bronze Faricy’s Dry Stout Arbor Brewing Co. Microbrewery Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout 2018
Gold Draíocht Galena Brewing Co. Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout 2018
Silver Slainte Legion Brewing Co. Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout 2018
Bronze Breakfast of Champions Coffee Lager Riot Brewing Co. Coffee Beer 2018
Gold Gusto Crema Georgetown Brewing Co. Coffee Beer 2018
Silver Pablo Escobeer Beachwood BBQ & Brewing – Long Beach Coffee Beer 2018
Bronze Odin Cerveceria Rámuri Coffee Stout or Porter 2018
Gold Portola Breakfast Stout Tustin Brewing Co. Coffee Stout or Porter 2018
Silver Mocha Machine Beachwood BBQ & Brewing – Huntington Beach Coffee Stout or Porter 2018
Bronze Černé Chainline Brewing Co. Dark Lager 2018
Gold Night Train Steamworks Brewing Co. Dark Lager 2018
Silver Alternate Present Fiction Beer Co. Dark Lager 2018
Bronze The Weasel C.B. & Potts / Big Horn Brewery – Fort Collins Dortmunder/Export or German-Style Oktoberfest 2018
Gold Ott Spezial Schussenrieder Brauerei Dortmunder/Export or German-Style Oktoberfest 2018
Silver Alpirsbacher Spezial Alpirsbacher Klosterbraeu Glauner Co. Dortmunder/Export or German-Style Oktoberfest 2018
Bronze Red Nut BentSpoke Brewing Co. Double Red Ale 2018
Gold Local Shred Red Alvarado Street Brewery Double Red Ale 2018
Silver Born & Raised No-Li Brewhouse Double Red Ale 2018
Bronze Sweet Josie Lonerider Brewing Co. English-Style Brown Ale 2018
Gold Big Ben Brown Ale Bull & Bush Brewery English-Style Brown Ale 2018
Silver Shaven Yak Wichita Brewing Co. English-Style Brown Ale 2018
Bronze Orbiter IPA Ecliptic Brewing English-Style India Pale Ale 2018
Gold Shanghai’d IPA Old Town Brewing English-Style India Pale Ale 2018
Silver Breakside Old World IPA Breakside Brewery & Beer Hall English-Style India Pale Ale 2018
Bronze Black Tusk Ale Whistler Brewing Co. English-Style Mild Ale 2018
Gold Working Class Hero Dark Mild Riot Brewing Co. English-Style Mild Ale 2018
Silver Saddle Bronc Brown Black Tooth Brewing Co. English-Style Mild Ale 2018
Bronze Bruton di Brùton Brùton English-Style Summer Ale 2018
Gold Beaverton Blonde Golden Valley Brewery English-Style Summer Ale 2018
Silver Provider Steel Toe Brewing English-Style Summer Ale 2018
Bronze Wild Barrels Project #5 Lost Forty Brewing Experimental Beer 2018
Gold Sn4 Cuvée Logsdon Farmhouse Ales Experimental Beer 2018
Silver Hickory Peach Wee Heavy The Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project Experimental Beer 2018
Bronze Nox Arcana Cerveza Fauna Export Stout 2018
Gold Big Wall Strike Brewing Co. Export Stout 2018
Silver Starway Stout Barrel Mountain Brewing Export Stout 2018
Bronze Raleigh Pride Oak & Dagger Public House Extra Special Bitter 2018
Gold Old Jalopy Pale Ale Powell Street Craft Brewery Extra Special Bitter 2018
Silver Puddlers Row ESB Conshohocken Brewing Co. Extra Special Bitter 2018
Bronze Beet Cream Ale Cogstone Brewing Co. Field Beer 2018
Gold Tupiniquim Pecan Imperial Stout Cervejaria Tupiniquim Field Beer 2018
Silver The Patsy Barley Forge Brewing Co. Field Beer 2018
Bronze Farmhouse Karl Strauss Brewing Co. – 4S Ranch French & Belgian-Style Saison 2018
Gold La Finca Miami The Tank Brewing Co. French & Belgian-Style Saison 2018
Silver Bord du Lac Amsterdam Brewing Co. French & Belgian-Style Saison 2018
Bronze Fresh Frozen Cloudburst Brewing Fresh or Wet Hop Ale 2018
Gold More Like Bore-O-Phyll Call To Arms Brewing Co. Fresh or Wet Hop Ale 2018
Silver This Year’s Crop Wet Hop Pinthouse Pizza – Burnet Fresh or Wet Hop Ale 2018
Bronze American Sour Ale with Guava Loveland Aleworks Fruit Beer 2018
Gold Chchchch-Cherry Bomb Melvin Brewing – Jackson Fruit Beer 2018
Silver Razz Against the Machine Little Machine Fruit Beer 2018
Bronze Bitchin’ Berry Great Basin Brewing Co. Fruit Wheat Beer 2018
Gold Mango Cart Golden Road Brewing Fruit Wheat Beer 2018
Silver Passionate Envy 10 Barrel Brewing Co. – Bend Pub Fruit Wheat Beer 2018
Bronze Peach Climacteric WeldWerks Brewing Co. Fruited Wood- and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer 2018
Gold Riserva Weyerbacher Brewing Co. Fruited Wood- and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer 2018
Silver Ritual Madness Dunedin Brewery Fruited Wood- and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer 2018
Bronze Altstadt Alt Altstadt Brewery German-Style Altbier 2018
Gold Altitude Alt Altitude Chophouse and Brewery German-Style Altbier 2018
Silver Alt Bier Devils Backbone Brewing Co. – Basecamp German-Style Altbier 2018
Bronze Breakline Bock Rip Current Brewing German-Style Bock or Maibock 2018
Gold Wonderland Silver City Brewery German-Style Bock or Maibock 2018
Silver Moninger Bertold Bock Dunkel Hatz-Moninger Brauhaus German-Style Bock or Maibock 2018
Bronze Double Love Honey Lost Forty Brewing German-Style Doppelbock or Eisbock 2018
Gold Smooth Like Jazz Revelry Brewing Co. German-Style Doppelbock or Eisbock 2018
Silver Doppelbock Kansas City Bier Co. German-Style Doppelbock or Eisbock 2018
Bronze NBD Kolsch Cerberus Brewing Co. German-Style Koelsch 2018
Gold Chuckanut Kolsch Style Chuckanut Brewery German-Style Koelsch 2018
Silver American Harvest Kolsch American Harvest Brewpub at Schoolcraft College German-Style Koelsch 2018
Bronze Film Fest Lager Good City Brewing Co. German-Style Maerzen 2018
Gold Your Move Paulie! Independent Brewing Co. German-Style Maerzen 2018
Silver Mayhem Maerzen Springfield Brewing Co. German-Style Maerzen 2018
Bronze Pils Lager Fourpure Brewing Co. German-Style Pilsener 2018
Gold Primadonna Pilsner Rockyard American Grill & Brewing Co. German-Style Pilsener 2018
Silver Sprockets Gravely Brewing Co. German-Style Pilsener 2018
Bronze Krieger Urweisse Brauerei Wilhelm Krieger German-Style Wheat Ale 2018
Gold Saint Arnold Weedwacker Saint Arnold Brewing Co. German-Style Wheat Ale 2018
Silver Kristallweizen Brauerei Gold Ochsen German-Style Wheat Ale 2018
Bronze Copperhead ALT Brew Gluten-Free Beer 2018
Gold Gueten Beer Sleeping Giant Brewing Co. Gluten-Free Beer 2018
Silver IPA No. 5 Ground Breaker Brewing Gluten-Free Beer 2018
Bronze Shinshu Roman Original Ale REIJIN Brew Co. Golden or Blonde Ale 2018
Gold ’67 Blonde Ale Public Coast Brewing Co. Golden or Blonde Ale 2018
Silver Vega First Magnitude Brewing Co. Golden or Blonde Ale 2018
Bronze Taiwan Head Brewers 立秋 Start of Autumn Tea Ale Taiwan Head Brewers Brewing Co. Herb and Spice Beer 2018
Gold Spruce IPA Alaskan Brewing Co. Herb and Spice Beer 2018
Silver Lohn Bier Carvoeira Cervejaria Lohn Herb and Spice Beer 2018
Bronze Pantomime Horse Community Beer Works Historical Beer 2018
Gold Pilsner Old Town Brewing Historical Beer 2018
Silver Subtilus Werk Force Brewing Co. Historical Beer 2018
Bronze Jetty Great South Bay Brewery Honey Beer 2018
Gold Honey Please Armadillo Ale Works Honey Beer 2018
Silver Belgian Honey Blonde No Clue Craft Brewery Honey Beer 2018
Bronze MadeWest Donlon MadeWest Brewing Co. Imperial India Pale Ale 2018
Gold Nobility Noble Ale Works Imperial India Pale Ale 2018
Silver Revision DIPA Revision Brewing Co. Imperial India Pale Ale 2018
Bronze Wreak Havoc Bootstrap Brewing Imperial Red Ale 2018
Gold Good, Not Great StormBreaker Brewing Imperial Red Ale 2018
Silver Red Rock Figueroa Mountain Brewing – Arroyo Grande Imperial Red Ale 2018
Bronze Pedro O’Flanagan’s Mexican Lager Quarter Celtic Brewpub International-Style Pilsener 2018
Silver Vlad the Impaler Fretboard Brewing Co. International-Style Pilsener 2018
Bronze Leuven Irish Red Ale Cervejaria Leuven Irish-Style Red Ale 2018
Gold Bald Irishman Center of the Universe Brewing Co. – Origin Irish-Style Red Ale 2018
Silver Samuel Adams Irish Red Boston Beer Co. Irish-Style Red Ale 2018
Bronze Keller Pils Summit Brewing Co. Kellerbier or Zwickelbier 2018
Gold STiVO Firestone Walker Brewing Co. Kellerbier or Zwickelbier 2018
Silver Shoat Sterling Pig Brewery Kellerbier or Zwickelbier 2018
Bronze Ring Around the Gose SingleSpeed Brewing Co. – Waterloo Tap Room Leipzig-Style Gose or Contemporary Gose 2018
Gold Corvus Lingonberry Lime Gose Ravens Brewing Co. Leipzig-Style Gose or Contemporary Gose 2018
Silver Gose Frambuesa Casa Bruja Brewing Co. Leipzig-Style Gose or Contemporary Gose 2018
Bronze Cayaco Cervecería de Colima Light Lager 2018
Gold BC Light Territorial Brewing Co. Light Lager 2018
Silver Van ICE MacLeod Ale Brewing Co. Light Lager 2018
Bronze TBD Peach Sour Columbus Brewing Co. Mixed Culture Brett Beer 2018
Gold The Thief Societe Brewing Co. Mixed Culture Brett Beer 2018
Silver ZuurPruin Logsdon Farmhouse Ales Mixed Culture Brett Beer 2018
Bronze Mass Produced Lager: Helles Wormtown Brewery Muenchner-Style Helles 2018
Gold Penn Gold Pennsylvania Brewing Co. Muenchner-Style Helles 2018
Silver Nashville Lager Nashville Brewing Co. Muenchner-Style Helles 2018
Bronze Fearless Youth Grimm Brothers Brewhouse Munich-Style Dunkel or European-Style Dark Lager 2018
Gold I Dunkled in My Pants Figueroa Mountain Brewing Munich-Style Dunkel or European-Style Dark Lager 2018
Silver Weltenburger Kloster Barock Dunkel Klosterbrauerei Weltenburg Munich-Style Dunkel or European-Style Dark Lager 2018
Bronze North Tower Stout Earth Rider Brewery Oatmeal Stout 2018
Gold Old 41 Oatmeal Stout Dry County Brewing Co. Oatmeal Stout 2018
Silver Stagecoach Stout Figueroa Mountain Brewing – Westlake Village Oatmeal Stout 2018
Bronze Ninja Pirate Barleywine Black Lotus Brewing Co. Old Ale or Strong Ale 2018
Gold Pilgrim’s Dole New Holland Brewing Co. Old Ale or Strong Ale 2018
Silver Heini’s Good Cheer Roundabout Brewery Old Ale or Strong Ale 2018
Bronze Encore Lacons Brewery Ordinary or Special Bitter 2018
Gold DBA (Double Barrel Ale) Firestone Walker Brewing Co. Ordinary or Special Bitter 2018
Silver Kirke Corsaire Microbrasserie Ordinary or Special Bitter 2018
Bronze Lux Mundi Save the World Brewing Co. Other Belgian-Style Ale 2018
Gold Waels Brut Cervejaria Waels Other Belgian-Style Ale 2018
Silver Soleils Amers Triple Brown Ale Brasserie des Sources Other Belgian-Style Ale 2018
Bronze Four Peaks Golden Lager Four Peaks Brewing Co. Other International-Style Lager 2018
Gold Mountain Jam Southbound Brewing Co. Other International-Style Lager 2018
Silver Camden Pils Lager Camden Town Brewery Other International-Style Lager 2018
Bronze ZOZ #3 Golden Brasserie 35 Other Strong Beer 2018
Gold Anodyne Revolver Brewing Other Strong Beer 2018
Silver Grateful Haze Porter Bellefonte Brewing Co. Other Strong Beer 2018
Bronze Pope’s Imperial Pumpkin Ale Millersburg Brewing Co. Pumpkin Beer 2018
Gold 5 Phantoms Pumpkin Spice Barleywine Philipsburg Brewing Co. Pumpkin Beer 2018
Silver Pumpkin Ale Bier Brewery and Taproom Pumpkin Beer 2018
Bronze Black Marlin Porter Ballast Point Brewing Co. – Scripps Ranch Robust Porter 2018
Gold Porter Jupiter Robust Porter 2018
Silver Porter Port City Brewing Co. Robust Porter 2018
Bronze Panic Switch Platform Beer Co. Rye Beer 2018
Gold Red Rocker Cromarty Brewing Co. Rye Beer 2018
Silver Ryes Against the Machine Hell’s Basement Brewery Rye Beer 2018
Bronze Wee Bit Left Metazoa Brewing Co. Scotch Ale 2018
Gold Scotch Ale Wee Heavy Microbrasserie Gainsbourg Scotch Ale 2018
Silver McKay’s Scottish Ale Three Creeks Brewing Co. Scotch Ale 2018
Bronze Maxwell’s Scottish Ale Rivertowne Brewing Co. Scottish-Style Ale 2018
Gold MacGavins Plaid Monkey Monkey Paw Brewing Scottish-Style Ale 2018
Silver Taildragger Clan-Destine Saddle Mountain Brewing Co. Scottish-Style Ale 2018
Bronze Peacekeeper Launch Pad Brewery Session Beer 2018
Gold Fernson Farmhouse Ale Fernson Brewing Co. Session Beer 2018
Silver Session Pale Ale Center of the Universe Brewing Co. Session Beer 2018
Bronze Tuna Half Acre Beer Co. Session India Pale Ale 2018
Gold Trump Hands Cannonball Creek Brewing Co. Session India Pale Ale 2018
Silver Hop Tamer Session IPA Higherground Brewing Co. Session India Pale Ale 2018
Bronze 18022/42 The Sandlot Brewery at Coors Field Smoke Beer 2018
Gold Smoked Marzen 49th State Brewing Co. – Denali National Park Smoke Beer 2018
Silver Smoke & Mirrors Imperial Smoked Ale Coal Harbour Brewing Co. Smoke Beer 2018
Bronze Hirsch Hefe Weisse Hirsch-Brauerei Honer South German-Style Hefeweizen 2018
Gold National Park Hefeweizen Big Bend Brewing Co. South German-Style Hefeweizen 2018
Silver COEDO Shiro COEDO Brewery South German-Style Hefeweizen 2018
Bronze Plank Heller Weizenbock Brauerei Michael Plank South German-Style Weizenbock 2018
Gold AlpenGlow Fat Heads Brewery – North Olmsted South German-Style Weizenbock 2018
Silver Schneider Weisse TAP 6 Mein Aventinus Schneider Weisse G. Schneider & Sohn South German-Style Weizenbock 2018
Bronze Campfire Stout High Water Brewing Specialty Beer 2018
Gold Double Stack Great Notion Brewing Specialty Beer 2018
Silver SUNMAI Buckwheat Lager Long Sun Brewing Co. Specialty Beer 2018
Bronze Saison Anniversaire Burning Sky Brewery Specialty Saison 2018
Gold Frances Farmer Aslan Brewing Co. Specialty Saison 2018
Silver Mannenliefde Oedipus Brewing Specialty Saison 2018
Bronze Moozie Brink Brewing Co. Sweet Stout or Cream Stout 2018
Gold Mo’ Winta Milk Stout Waconia Brewing Co. Sweet Stout or Cream Stout 2018
Silver Udder Love Beachwood BBQ & Brewing – Huntington Beach Sweet Stout or Cream Stout 2018
Bronze Havana Lager Concrete Beach Brewery Vienna-Style Lager 2018
Gold Hook & Hatchet Nevin’s Brewing Co. Vienna-Style Lager 2018
Silver Gustav Taft’s Ale House Vienna-Style Lager 2018
Bronze Dry Hopped Brett Pale Ale Hi-Wire Brewing – South Slope Specialty Brewery Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer 2018
Gold Queen of Hearts Pelican Brewing Co. – Pacific City Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer 2018
Silver Double Barrel Knotty Twin Peaks Brewing Co. Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer 2018
Bronze Petit Poisson Little Fish Brewing Co. Wood- and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer 2018
Gold Train to Beersel Bruery Terreux Wood- and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer 2018
Silver Odyssey 008 Siren Craft Brew Wood- and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer 2018
Bronze Bligh’s Barleywine Ale Dry Dock Brewing Co. – North Dock Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Beer 2018
Gold Gin Barrel O-Gii Milwaukee Brewing Co. – 2nd Street Brewery Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Beer 2018
Silver Scarlet Steamworks Brewing Co. Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Beer 2018
Bronze Three Tun Hermitage Brewing Co. Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Stout 2018
Gold Thunder Hug Wild Acre Brewing Co. Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Stout 2018
Silver The Baroness Fat Bottom Brewing Co. Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Stout 2018

View 2018 World Beer Cup Winners List and Fact Sheet

Competition Highlights

 

  • Average number of beers entered per category: 82(a 13 percent increase from 2016)
  • Most-entered categories in 2018:

o   377 entries in Category 93, American-Style India Pale Ale

o   196 entries in Category 94, Imperial India Pale Ale

o   196 entries in Category 28, Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Beer

o   190 entries in Category 29, Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Stout

 

  • Number of countries represented: 66 (a 20 percent increase from 2016)
  • Countries with the most awards:

o   United States: 242

o   Canada: 14

o   Germany: 9

  • Country with the highest winning rate: Belgium (10 percent)

Panama won its first-ever World Beer Cup award. All other award-winning countries were previous winners.

The Brewers Association introduced the World Beer Cup competition in 1996 to celebrate the art and science of brewing by recognizing outstanding achievement. The 2018 World Beer Cup is made possible by the generous support of sponsorsincluding presenting sponsor Krones, and partner sponsors Barth-Haas Group, First Key Consulting Inc., MicroStar Logistics, SAHM GmbH + Co. KG, and Siemens.

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Founder of The New School and most frequent contributor Ezra Johnson-Greenough has worked in the craft beer industry for almost 10 years, doing everything from illustrating beer labels to bartending at renowned beer bars and breweries like Belmont Station, Apex, Laurelwood and Upright Brewing. He has also had a hand in creating events like the Portland Fruit Beer Festival, Portland Beer Week, and the Brewing up Cocktails series. He is available for freelance consultation in marketing, events, graphic design and branding. Contact: SamuraiArtist@NewSchoolBeer.com

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