Canada has taken home some serious award wins after this year’s World Beer Cup.
Returning after cancellation in 2020 due to the pandemic, the 2022 World Beer Cup was the largest competition to date, with 10,542 entries from 2,493 breweries representing 57 countries.
Entries were evaluated by an elite panel of 226 judges from 28 countries. Competition judging took place in 18 sessions over nine days. Judges bestowed 307 out of 309 total possible awards, reflecting the opportunity for one gold, silver, and bronze award in each of 103 beer style categories
While US breweries took home the majority of the awards, Canada had a strong representation with 14 award wins spread across 13 different breweries.
BC was one of the most represented provinces in the country, with awards going to Mount Arrowsmith Brewing, 33 Acres, Neighbourhood Brewing, Brewhall and Parallel 49. Mount Arrowsmith was the only Canadian brewery to win multiple awards, with gold for their experimental IPA and bronze for their porter.
Other provincial winners included Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. The full list of Canadian winners are:
|Gold||Amber Ale||Rebellion Brewing Co.||American-Style Amber/Red Ale||Canada||1|
|Bronze||Red Line||Torque Brewing||American-Style Amber/Red Ale||Canada||3|
|Gold||Bord du Lac||Amsterdam Brewing Co.||Classic Saison||Canada||1|
|Silver||Craft Pale Ale||Parallel 49 Brewing Co.||English Ale||Canada||2|
|Gold||The Sprut||Mount Arrowsmith Brewing Co.||Experimental India Pale Ale||Canada||1|
|Gold||Sunshine City||Neighbourhood Brewing||Fruit Wheat Beer||Canada||1|
|Silver||Azedo Tropical Fruit Sour||Brewhall Beer Co.||Fruited American-Style Sour Ale||Canada||2|
|Bronze||Blood Moon||Whitewater Brewing Co.||Fruited American-Style Sour Ale||Canada||3|
|Silver||Berlin Alexanderplatz||Hopfenstark Brewery||German-Style Sour Ale||Canada||2|
|Bronze||Glutenberg Session IPA||Glutenberg||Gluten-Free Beer||Canada||3|
|Silver||Baby Azacca||33 Brewing Experiment||Juicy or Hazy Pale Ale||Canada||2|
|Bronze||Saison du Rosska||Indie Alehouse Brewing Co.||Mixed-Culture Brett Beer||Canada||3|
|Bronze||Low Pressure Porter||Mount Arrowsmith Brewing Co.||Robust Porter||Canada||3|
Historically a biennial event, the World Beer Cup competition will move to an annual event beginning in 2023, it was announced. Brewery registration for the 2023 World Beer Cup will open in October 2022, with the awards presented May 10, 2023, at the Craft Brewers Conference in Nashville, Tenn.