Canada Places Second in 2018 World Beer Cup Awards

The World Beer Cup is one of the most prestigious global awards when it comes to beer. Some of the world’s best breweries come out to compete, and this year Canada came to win.

Held in Nashville this year the awards were judged during six sessions over a period of three days by an elite panel of 295 judges from 33 countries—72 percent of whom were from outside the United States. Judges evaluated 8,234 beers—a 25 percent increase in the number of entries from the 2016 World Beer Cup. Of the 2,515 participating breweries, 807 were from outside the United States, making this a truly global competition.

302 awards were handed out in 101 categories, which is a massive undertaking. Some highlights to the show included:

  • Average number of beers entered per category: 82 (a 13 percent increase from 2016)
  • Most-entered categories in 2018:
    • 377 entries in Category 93, American-Style India Pale Ale
    • 196 entries in Category 94, Imperial India Pale Ale
    • 196 entries in Category 28, Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Beer
    • 190 entries in Category 29, Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Stout
  • Number of countries represented: 66 (a 20 percent increase from 2016)
  • Countries with the most awards:
    • United States: 242
    • Canada: 14
    • Germany: 9
  • Country with the highest winning rate: Belgium (10 percent)

Bet you want to know who won from Canada? The full list is below, and BC was the game changer here pulling in most of the awards:

Silver Juxtapose Four Winds Brewing Co. American-Belgo-Style Ale 2018
Bronze Flanders Sour Ale Rebellion Brewing Co. Belgian-Style Flanders Oud Bruin or Oud Red Ale 2018
Silver 33 Acres of Euphoria 33 Acres Brewing Co. Belgian-Style Tripel 2018
Bronze Breakfast of Champions Coffee Lager Riot Brewing Co. Coffee Beer 2018
Bronze Black Tusk Ale Whistler Brewing Co. English-Style Mild Ale 2018
Gold Working Class Hero Dark Mild Riot Brewing Co. English-Style Mild Ale 2018
Gold Old Jalopy Pale Ale Powell Street Craft Brewery Extra Special Bitter 2018
Silver Bord du Lac Amsterdam Brewing Co. French & Belgian-Style Saison 2018
Gold Corvus Lingonberry Lime Gose Ravens Brewing Co. Leipzig-Style Gose or Contemporary Gose 2018
Silver Kirke Corsaire Microbrasserie Ordinary or Special Bitter 2018
Silver Ryes Against the Machine Hell’s Basement Brewery Rye Beer 2018
Gold Scotch Ale Wee Heavy Microbrasserie Gainsbourg Scotch Ale 2018
Silver Smoke & Mirrors Imperial Smoked Ale Coal Harbour Brewing Co. Smoke Beer 2018
Silver Scarlet Steamworks Brewing Co. Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Beer 2018

For the full list of winners, visit the official page of World Beer Cup.

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