Sunday, April 20, 2008

World Beer Cup 2008

Results of the 2008 World Beer Cup have been posted at the Brewers Association website. From the press release:

Boulder, Colo. • April 19, 2008 – Brewers from five continents earned awards from an elite international panel of judges this week in the 2008 Brewers Association World Beer Cup. The seventh bi-annual competition awarded medals to brewers from 21 countries ranging from Australia and Italy to Bolivia and Japan. <...>

This year, 644 breweries from 58 countries and 45 U.S. states vied for awards with 2,864 beers entered in 91 beer style categories. The top three entries in each category won gold, silver and bronze medals. In addition the competition gives “Champion Brewery” and “Champion Brewer” awards in each of five brewery categories based on the medals won by each brewery. Brewers from the United States won 185 of the 268 style category awards and four of the five Champion Brewery/Brewer awards. <...>

- Tonya Cornett of Bend Brewing Company became the first woman to win “Champion Brewer” honors. She collected two gold medals to earn the title in the “Small Brewpub” category.

- Brewers from Japan collected 10 awards to keep company with traditional brewing centers like Germany, Belgium and the UK which collected 25, 11 and 5 medals respectively.

- Illinois ranked fourth among U.S. states for total awards won, behind perennial leaders California, Colorado, and Oregon.

Brewers Association World Beer Cup 2008 Champion Brewery
Small Brewpub Category
Bend Brewing Company
Tonya Cornett

Large Brewpub Category
Pelican Pub & Brewery
Darron R. S. Welch

Small Brewing Company Category
Port Brewing Company and The Lost Abbey
Tomme Arthur

Mid-Size Brewing Company Category
Privatbrauerei Hoepfner GmbH
Peter Bucher

Large Brewing Company Category
Blue Moon Brewing Company
Warren Quilliam

The rest of the release here.
Local results here.

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