2016 WORLD BEER CUP AWARD WINNERS – BELGIAN STYLE BEERS

2016WorldBeerCup

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.”

Category Trends

  • 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.

Award Highlights

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!


Award Beer Name Brewery Category Year
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!

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THREE PHILOSOPHERS
(2016 Bronze medal winner – Belgian-Style Quadrupel)

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