Winners from Around the Globe Take Honors at 2016 World Beer Cup℠
May 6, 2016
Nearly 6,600 Entries from 55 Countries Vied for Brewing Glory at the “Olympics” of Beer
Boulder, CO • May 6, 2016—The Brewers Association (BA)—the not-for-profit trade group dedicated to promoting and protecting America’s small and independent craft brewers—announced the results of one of the largest commercial beer competitions to date, the 2016 World Beer Cup. The awards were presented at the conclusion of Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America® in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
This edition of the World Beer Cup saw 6,596 beers from 1,907 breweries representing 55 countries—a 38.5 percent increase in the number of entries from the 2014 World Beer Cup, which had 4,754 entries.
Entries were judged by an elite international panel of 253 judges from 31 countries. Judges awarded 287 out of 288 total possible awards, reflecting the chance for one gold, one silver and one bronze award in each of 96 beer style categories. A gold award was not presented in the Fresh or Wet Hop Ale category.
A detailed analysis of the entries and awards can be found in the 2016 World Beer Cup Fact Sheet.
“Brewing has no boundaries or borders,” said Charlie Papazian, founder, Brewers Association. “The World Beer Cup recognizes the very best in the global community of brewers—their innovation, creativity and the craft of beer and brewing.”
- The average number of beers entered per category was 69, up from 50 in 2014—a marker of the 2016 World Beer Cup’s high level of competitiveness.
- The category with the most entries was American-Style India Pale Ale with 275 entries.
- The second most-entered category was Imperial India Pale Ale with 181 entries.
- The third most-entered category was American-Style Pale Ale with 167 entries.
The 287 awards were won by 253 breweries, with few breweries earning more than one award.
- 225 breweries won one award.
- 22 breweries won two awards.
- 6 breweries won three awards.
“This year’s judge panel was our most international ever, with three-quarters of judges travelling to Philadelphia from outside the U.S.,” said Chris Swersey, competition manager, World Beer Cup. “Judges commented throughout the week that overall beer quality continues to improve across the spectrum of world beer styles. While breweries may hold the awards, beer drinkers around the world are the true winners.”
(Source: Brewer’s Association)
2016 WORLD BEER CUP AWARD WINNERS
(BELGIAN, BELGIAN-STYLE, & BELGIAN INSPIRED BEERS)
Here is the list of Gold, Silver, and Bronze medal winners at the 2016 World Beer Cup in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for May 6, 2016 as compiled by the Brewer’s Association.
Belgian Beer Journal wishes to congratulate all this year’s award winners… we’d love to try all the beers on this list that we have not tasted before!
|Gold||Snowcat White IPA||Rock Bottom – Chicago||American-Belgo-Style Ale||2016|
|Silver||Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale||Boulevard Brewing Co.||American-Belgo-Style Ale||2016|
|Bronze||Salad Days||Pale Fire Brewing Co.||American-Belgo-Style Ale||2016|
|Gold||Barrel Aged Woodthrush||Little Fish Brewing Co.||Belgian- and French-Style Ale||2016|
|Silver||Farnam House Biere de Garde||Farnam House Brewing Co.||Belgian- and French-Style Ale||2016|
|Bronze||Domaine DuPage||Two Brothers Brewing Co.||Belgian- and French-Style Ale||2016|
|Gold||La Grivoise de Noel||Microbrasserie Le Trou Du Diable||Belgian-Style Dark Strong Ale||2016|
|Gold||The Sixth Glass||Boulevard Brewing Co.||Belgian-Style Dark Strong Ale||2016|
|Silver||Four Swords||Deep Ellum Brewing Co.||Belgian-Style Dark Strong Ale||2016|
|Gold||Sanitarium||Bier Brewery and Taproom||Belgian-Style Dubbel or Quadrupel||2016|
|Bronze||Three Philosophers||Brewery Ommegang||Belgian-Style Dubbel or Quadrupel||2016|
|Gold||Hertog Jan Dubbel||Brouwerij Hertog Jan||Belgian-Style Dubbel or Quadrupel||2016|
|Gold||Yearling||Eagle Rock Brewery||Belgian-Style Flanders Oud Bruin or Oud Red Ale||2016|
|Silver||Oude Tart||Bruery Terreux||Belgian-Style Flanders Oud Bruin or Oud Red Ale||2016|
|Bronze||2014 Vintage Blue Sunday||New Holland Brewing Co.||Belgian-Style Flanders Oud Bruin or Oud Red Ale|
|Gold||Rosetta||Brewery Ommegang||Belgian-Style Fruit Beer||2016|
|Silver||Coal Kriek||Gravity Brewing||Belgian-Style Fruit Beer||2016|
|Bronze||Sunken City||Insight Brewing Co.||Belgian-Style Fruit Beer||2016|
|Silver||Raise the Roost||Portland Brewing||Belgian-Style Pale Ale or Blonde Ale||2016|
|Bronze||Golden Ghost||Lost Highway Brewing||Belgian-Style Pale Ale or Blonde Ale||2016|
|Bronze||La Trappe Trappist Blond||Bierbrouwerij de Koningshoeven||Belgian-Style Pale Ale or Blonde Ale||2016|
|Gold||Treachery||12Degree Brewing||Belgian-Style Pale Strong Ale||2016|
|Silver||Sanctuary Golden Strong Ale||Gemini Beer Co.||Belgian-Style Pale Strong Ale||2016|
|Bronze||Deceit||Funkwerks||Belgian-Style Pale Strong Ale||2016|
|Bronze||Oude Geuze Boon Black Label||Brouwerij Boon||Belgian-Style Sour Ale||2016|
|Bronze||Lindemans Oude Kriek Cuvee Rene||Lindemans Brewery||Belgian-Style Sour Ale||2016|
|Bronze||Red Angel||Wicked Weed – Funkatorium||Belgian-Style Sour Ale||2016|
|Silver||33 Acres of Euphoria||33 Acres Brewing Co.||Belgian-Style Tripel||2016|
|Gold||Bedotter||Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant – Lancaster||Belgian-Style Tripel||2016|
|Bronze||Gnomegang||Brewery Ommegang||Belgian-Style Tripel||2016|
|Bronze||Hoegaarden Wit||Hoegaarden Brewery, Inbev Belgium||Belgian-Style Witbier||2016|
|Bronze||Plum Island White||Newburyport Brewing Co.||Belgian-Style Witbier||2016|
|Gold||Gentleman’s Wit||Camden Town Brewery||Belgian-Style Witbier||2016|
|Gold||La Saison du Tracteur||Microbrasserie Le Trou Du Diable||French & Belgian-Style Saison||2016|
|Gold||Classic Saison||Blackberry Farm Brewery||French & Belgian-Style Saison||2016|
|Bronze||Soleil Saison||12Degree Brewing||French & Belgian-Style Saison||2016|
|Gold||Supernatural||Crooked Run Brewing||Other Belgian-Style Ale||2016|
|Silver||Chump Change||Oak Highlands Brewery||Other Belgian-Style Ale||2016|
|Bronze||Sugarfoot Belgian Table Beer||Spangalang Brewery||Other Belgian-Style Ale||2016|
|Bronze||Bramble On Rose||Toolbox Brewing Co.||Wood- and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer||2016|
|Silver||Love Among the Ruins||Thornbridge||Wood- and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer||2016|
|Gold||Days of Creation||Thornbridge||Wood- and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer||2016|
Huge congrats to BREWERY OMMEGANG for winning the Brewers Association World Beer Cup 2016 Champion Brewery and Brewmaster in the Mid-size Brewing Company category!
(2016 Bronze medal winner – Belgian-Style Quadrupel)