Washington Wins Big at World Beer Cup 2014

As the Craft Brewers Conference drew to a close in Denver yesterday, the winners of the annual World Beer Cup were announced. Once again our Washington breweries brought home some impressive hardware from the event, which judges over a thousand beers from around the world submitted in nearly 100 different style categories.

In all, nine Washington breweries brought home medals from the WBC this year. The list of Washington winners is below. Click here for the complete World Beer Cup results.

Photos © Brewers Association
Photos © Brewers Association

Washington Winners at WBC 2014

Category 13: Other Strong Beer, 44 Entries
Gold: Brouwers 8, Flyers Restaurant and Brewery, Oak Harbor, WA

Category 37: European-Style Dark/Münchner Dunkel, 34 Entries
Silver: Chuckanut Dunkel, Chuckanut Brewery, Bellingham, WA

Category 39: Traditional German-Style Bock, 23 Entries
Gold: Winter Bock, Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant – Seattle, WA
(was mistakenly attributed to Gordon Biersch, Las Vegas)

Category 45: American-Style Dark Lager, 18 Entries
Bronze: Leavenworth Bakke Hill Black Lager, Fish Brewing Co., Olympia, WA

Category 63: Belgian-Style Dark Strong Ale, 44 Entries
Silver: 3rd Anniversary, Airways Brewing Co., Kent, WA (blog sponsor)

Category 68: Classic English-Style Pale Ale, 30 Entries
Gold: Audible Ale, Redhook Brewery, Woodinville, WA

Category 69: Extra Special Bitter, 57 Entries
Bronze: The Wise ESB, Elysian Brewing Co., Seattle, WA

Category 74: Robust Porter, 75 Entries
Silver: Stoup Porter, Stoup Brewing, Seattle, WA

Category 80: Barley Wine-Style Ale, 53 Entries
Gold: 2009 Old #1 Barley Wine, Scuttlebutt Brewing Co., Everett, WA


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  1. Gordon Biersch Seattle also won Gold for Traditional German-style Bock. It was mistakenly listed as Gordon Biersch Las Vegas.

  2. Small breweries are cheating at these competitions – enter beer not brewed by entrant.

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