The winners of the 2014 World Beer Cup were announced last night at the end of this past week’s Craft Brewers Conference in Denver, CO. This year’s competition included 4,754 beers from 1,403 breweries representing 58 countries. Along with the Great American Beer Festival, the World Beer Cup is a highly competitive judging competition, and winning a medal is certainly something to be proud of.
Nine different Washington breweries took home medals from the awards, including four Gold Medals. The full list of winners can be found here, and the list is winners from WA is below. Congratulations to all of the winners!
Flyers Restaurant & Brewery – Gold Medal for Brouwers 8 in Other Strong Beer (44 Entries)
Chuckanut Brewery – Silver Medal for Chuckanut Dunkel in European-Style Dark/Münchner Dunkel (34 Entries)
Fish Brewing – Bronze Medal for Leavenworth Bakke Hill Black Lager in American-Style Dark Lager (18 Entries)
Airways Brewing – Silver Medal for 3rd Anniversary in Belgian-Style Dark Strong Ale (44 Entries)
Redhook Brewery – Gold Medal for Audible Ale in Classic English-Style Pale Ale (30 Entries)
Elysian Brewing – Bronze Medal for The Wise ESB in Extra Special Bitter (57 Entries)
Stoup Brewing – Silver Medal for Stoup Porter in Robust Porter (75 Entries)
Scuttlebutt Brewing – Gold Medal for 2009 Old #1 Barley Wine in Barley Wine-Style Ale (53 Entries)
Gordon Biersch (Seattle)* – Gold Medal for Winter Bock in Traditional German-Style Bock (23 Entries)
* The awards note that this beer was from the GB in Las Vegas, NV. But, a note from Seattle brewer Kevin Davey confirms that he brewed the award-winning beer at the Seattle location.
Note: Ayinger Brewery won a bronze in European-Style Dark/Münchner Dunkel and is listed as a Seattle, WA brewery, and Green’s Brewery won Gold & Silver in Gluten-Free Beer and is listed as a Seattle brewery. They are both distributed through Merchant du Vin out of Seattle, but I’m not counting them as a “WA Brewery”.