Sunday, April 20, 2008

Colorado Shows Well at 2008 World Beer Cup

World Beer Cup 2008The Brewers Association announced the winners from the 2008 World Beer Cup on April 19, 2008. There were 2,864 beers in 91 different categories from 644 brewers represented this year, the most categories in the recent history of the World Beer Cup. Colorado breweries did very well this year taking in 22 medals and one Champion Brewery award. The following awards were given out to Colorado brewers in 2008:

World Beer Cup 2008 Winners List (Colorado Breweries)

Category 6: Fruit & Vegetable Beer
Silver: Blue Moon Chardonnay Blonde, Blue Moon Brewing, Golden, CO

Category 8: Coffee Flavored Beer
Gold: Java the Hut, CB & Potts Restaurant and Brewery – Flatirons, Broomfield, CO

Category 10: Specialty Honey Lager
Gold: Blue Moon Honey Moon, Blue Moon Brewing Co, Golden, CO

Category 12: Other Strong Ale or Lager
Silver: Double Pilsner, Odell Brewing Co., Fort Collins, CO

Category 15: Wood and Barrel-aged Beer
Bronze: Bourbon Barrel Stout, Rockyard Brewing Co., Castle Rock, CO

Category 25: Dortmunder/European Style Export or German-Style Oktoberfest/Wiesen
Bronze: Llano Lager, SandLot Brewery, Denver, CO

Category 36: American-Style Amber Lager
Silver: Old Scratch Amber Lager, Flying Dog Brewery, Denver, CO

Category 53: English-Style India Pale Ale
Bronze: Vapor Cave, Glenwood Canyon Brewing Co,. Glenwood Springs, CO

Category 56: Extra Special Bitter or Strong Bitter
Gold: Standing Wave Pale Ale, Kannah Creek Brewing Co., Grand Junction, CO

Category 59: English-Style Brown Ale
Silver: Sweet George’s Brown, Dillon DAM Brewery, Dillon, CO
Bronze: Big Ben Brown Ale, Bull & Bush Brewery, Denver, CO

Category 60: Brown Porter
Silver: Cutthroat Porter, Odell Brewing Co., Fort Collins, CO

Category 62: Sweet Stout
Gold: Left Hand Brewing Company Milk Stout, Left Hand Brewing Co., Longmont, CO

Category 66: Old Ale
Bronze: HMS Bounty Old Ale, Dry Dock Brewing Co., Aurora, CO

Category 67: Strong Ale
Bronze: Sopris, Glenwood Canyon Brewing Co., Glenwood Springs, CO

Category 69: German-Style Kölsch/Koln-Style Kölsch
Silver: Colorado Kölsch, Steamworks Brewing Co., Durango, CO

Category 75: Irish-Style Red Ale
Bronze: Red Rock, Rock Bottom Brewery – Denver, Denver, CO

Category 81: American-Style India Pale Ale (77 entries – biggest entry)
Gold: IPA, Odell Brewing Co., Fort Collins, CO

Category 84: Imperial or Double Red Ale
Bronze: Gordon, Oskar Blues Brewery, Lyons, CO

Category 86: American-Style Sour Ale
Silver: Eric’s Ale, New Belgium Brewing Co., Fort Collins, CO
Bronze: Le Terroir, New Belgium Brewing Co., Fort Collins, CO

Category 89: American-Style Imperial Stout
Gold: Gonzo Imperial Porter, Flying Dog Brewery, Denver, CO

Champion Brewery and Brewer Awards
Brewers Association World Beer Cup 2008 Champion Brewery
Large Brewing Company Category
Blue Moon Brewing Company, Golden, CO

The largest category of entries came from the American-Style India Pale Ale which had 77 entries this year and Odell Brewing Company of Fort Collins won Gold for best in show. Way to represent Odell!

Just in case anyone was counting, Oregon garnered 14 Medals and 2 Champion Brewery awards. California blew away the field with 35 Medals and 1 Champion Brewery award. Germany won 25 Medals and 1 Champion Brewery award. And Japan won 10 Medals.

The full list of winners can be seen at the Brewers Association website.

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