A few weeks back we wrote an article highlighting the value of beer competitions and how Texas craft brewers have been (un)surprisingly infiltrating award podiums with their unique and quality brews. Yesterday, the winners of the world’s largest beer competition were announced and we are happy to say that Texas’ winning streak continues - 10 Texas breweries earned 11 medals in 11 beer categories!
Our sincere congratulations to:
- Armadillo Ale Works – Gold in Honey Beer with Honey Please
- Big Bend Brewing Co. – Gold in South German-style Hefeweizen with National Park Hefeweizen
- Pinthouse Pizza – Burnet – Gold in American-style Strong Pale Ale with Green Battles
- Revolver Brewing – Gold in Other Strong Beer with Anodyne
- Saint Arnold Brewing Co. – Gold in German-style Wheat Ale with Saint Arnold Weedwacker
- Wild Acre Brewing Co. – Gold in Wood & Barrel-aged Strong Stout with Thunder Hug
- Pinthouse Pizza – Burnet – Silver in Fresh or Wet Hop Ale with This Year’s Crop Wet Hop
- Twin Peaks Brewing Co. – Silver in Wood & Barrel-aged Beer with Double Barrel Knotty
- Altstadt Brewery – Bronze in German-style Altbier with Allstadt Alt
- Pinthouse Pizza – S. Lamar – Bronze in American-style India Pale Ale with Baling Room
- Save the World Brewing – Bronze in Other Belgian-style Ale with Lux Mundi
As you’re out and about this weekend, be sure to stop by a brewery and support local beer. Whether you’re in Texas, another state or even a different country, it’s important to celebrate the hard work that craft brewers are putting in to produce award-winning brews.
The World Beer Cup is facilitated by the Brewers Association, a not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American craft brewers. It is held bi-annually in conjunction with the Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America® and is a global celebration of the art and science of brewing – the Olympics of beer competitions. 2018 saw 8,234 beers from 2,515 participating breweries in 66 countries. Awards were granted by an elite panel of 295 judges from 33 countries.
A complete list of World Beer Cup winners can be found online.
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