Local breweries win big at this year's World Beer Cup

The results are in from this year’s World Beer Cup. Washington breweries brought home 12 medals this year – three gold, five silver, and four bronze.

Every two years, a highly qualified professional panel of beer judges honors the top three beers in 90 categories with gold, silver, and bronze awards. The World Beer Cup, often referred to as “The Olympics of Beer Competitions,” is considered by many to be the most prestigious beer competition in the world.

The official results were announced last night at the Craft Brewers Conference in Chicago. According to the Brewers Association (which organizes and hosts the competition), brewers from six continents earned awards from an elite international panel of judges. This year, 642 breweries from 44 countries and 47 U.S. states vied for awards with 3,330 beers entered in 90 beer style categories, making this the world’s largest-ever commercial beer competition. Twenty-three Washington breweries submitted beers for the competition.

The World Beer Cup is conducted in conjunction with the Craft Brewers Conference–an event that takes place every two years and brings brewers together from across America and around the world. This year’s conference was held in Chicago and was attended by brewers from 19 countries ranging from Australia and Italy to Iceland and Japan. In 2006, Seattle hosted the Craft Brewers Conference. The 2010 conference came to a close last night.

Redmond’s Black Raven Brewing was the big winner amongst our local competitors, raking in three medals (two gold, one silver). One of Washington’s newer breweries, Black Raven Brewing is just about to celebrate its first birthday. Boundary Bay Brewing also brought home three medals (two silver, one bronze).

Another of our newer breweries also came home winners. Golden Hills Brewing of Airway Heights, also less than one year old, brought home a bronze medal for its Ben’s Brown Ale.

Below are the medal awarded to our Washington Breweries. See the complete results from the World Beer Cup.

Gold Medals:

Coco Jones Porter
Black Raven Brewing Co.
Redmond, WA

Chuckanut Dunkel
Chuckanut Brewery
Bellingham, WA

Tamerlane Brown Porter
Black Raven Brewing Co.
Redmond, WA

Silver Medals:

Harvest
Snipes Mountain Brewing Co.
Sunnyside, WA
Silver medal

Barrel-Aged La Petite Mort
Black Raven Brewing Co.
Redmond, WA
Silver Medal

Dunkles Bock
Boundary Bay Brewery
Bellingham, WA
Silver Medal

Hop Bomb IPA
Rock Bottom Brewery – Bellevue
Bellevue, WA

Imperial IPA
Boundary Bay Brewery
Bellingham, WA

Bronze Medals:

Ben’s Brown
Golden Hills Brewing Co.
Reardan, WA

Mudslinger Ale
Redhook Ales Woodinville
Woodinville, WA

Jay Walker
Walking Man Brewing
Stevenson, WA

Cabin Fever
Boundary Bay Brewery
Bellingham, WA
Bronze Medal



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Local breweries win big at this year’s World Beer Cup

The results are in from this year’s World Beer Cup. Washington breweries brought home 12 medals this year – three gold, five silver, and four bronze.

Every two years, a highly qualified professional panel of beer judges honors the top three beers in 90 categories with gold, silver, and bronze awards. The World Beer Cup, often referred to as “The Olympics of Beer Competitions,” is considered by many to be the most prestigious beer competition in the world.

The official results were announced last night at the Craft Brewers Conference in Chicago. According to the Brewers Association (which organizes and hosts the competition), brewers from six continents earned awards from an elite international panel of judges. This year, 642 breweries from 44 countries and 47 U.S. states vied for awards with 3,330 beers entered in 90 beer style categories, making this the world’s largest-ever commercial beer competition. Twenty-three Washington breweries submitted beers for the competition.

The World Beer Cup is conducted in conjunction with the Craft Brewers Conference–an event that takes place every two years and brings brewers together from across America and around the world. This year’s conference was held in Chicago and was attended by brewers from 19 countries ranging from Australia and Italy to Iceland and Japan. In 2006, Seattle hosted the Craft Brewers Conference. The 2010 conference came to a close last night.

Redmond’s Black Raven Brewing was the big winner amongst our local competitors, raking in three medals (two gold, one silver). One of Washington’s newer breweries, Black Raven Brewing is just about to celebrate its first birthday. Boundary Bay Brewing also brought home three medals (two silver, one bronze).

Another of our newer breweries also came home winners. Golden Hills Brewing of Airway Heights, also less than one year old, brought home a bronze medal for its Ben’s Brown Ale.

Below are the medal awarded to our Washington Breweries. See the complete results from the World Beer Cup.

Gold Medals:

Coco Jones Porter
Black Raven Brewing Co.
Redmond, WA

Chuckanut Dunkel
Chuckanut Brewery
Bellingham, WA

Tamerlane Brown Porter
Black Raven Brewing Co.
Redmond, WA

Silver Medals:

Harvest
Snipes Mountain Brewing Co.
Sunnyside, WA
Silver medal

Barrel-Aged La Petite Mort
Black Raven Brewing Co.
Redmond, WA
Silver Medal

Dunkles Bock
Boundary Bay Brewery
Bellingham, WA
Silver Medal

Hop Bomb IPA
Rock Bottom Brewery – Bellevue
Bellevue, WA

Imperial IPA
Boundary Bay Brewery
Bellingham, WA

Bronze Medals:

Ben’s Brown
Golden Hills Brewing Co.
Reardan, WA

Mudslinger Ale
Redhook Ales Woodinville
Woodinville, WA

Jay Walker
Walking Man Brewing
Stevenson, WA

Cabin Fever
Boundary Bay Brewery
Bellingham, WA
Bronze Medal



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