Colorado brewers take home 28 World Beer Cup awards

World beer Cup awards

Colorado breweries received 28 World Beer Cup Awards at the awards ceremony May 2 in Nashville. The ceremony took place on the last evening of the Brewers Association Craft Brewers Conference. 


Colorado took 9 gold medals, 7 silver medals and 12 bronze medals.


The World Beer Cup is often referred to as “The Olympics of Beer Competitions,” and is billed as the most prestigious beer competition in the world. This year judges evaluated 8,234 beers from 2,515 participating breweries.


The Brewers Association introduced the World Beer Cup competition in 1996 to celebrate the art and science of brewing by recognizing outstanding achievement.


Colorado Gold Medal Winners

Diebolt Brewing Co. Vladislav Aged Beer
Funkwerks Oud Bruin Belgian-Style Flanders Oud Bruin or Oud Red Ale
Our Mutual Friend Brewing Saison Trystero Brett Beer
Steamworks Brewing Co. Night Train Dark Lager
Bull & Bush Brewery Big Ben Brown Ale English-Style Brown Ale
Call To Arms Brewing Co. More Like Bore-O-Phyll Fresh or Wet Hop Ale
Rockyard American Grill & Brewing Co. Primadonna Pilsner German-Style Pilsener
Sleeping Giant Brewing Co. Gueten Beer Gluten-Free Beer
Cannonball Creek Brewing Co. Trump Hands Session India Pale Ale


Colorado Silver Medal Winners

Telluride Brewing Co. Whacked Out Wheat American-Style Wheat Beer
Bristol Brewing Co. Beehive Honey Wheat American-Style Wheat Beer with Yeast
BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse – Boulder BJ’s Quad Belgian-Style Dubbel or Belgian-Style Quadrupel
Avery Brewing Co. White Rascal Belgian-Style Witbier
Fiction Beer Co. Alternate Present Dark Lager
The Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project Hickory Peach Wee Heavy Experimental Beer
Little Machine Razz Against the Machine Fruit Beer


Colorado Bronze Medal Winners

WeldWerks Brewing Co. Peach Climacteric Fruited Wood- and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer
Cogstone Brewing Co. Beet Cream Ale Field Beer
Vail Brewing Co. Gore Creek IPA American-Style Strong Pale Ale
Vail Brewing Co. Pete’s Stash Pale Australian-Style Pale Ale or International-Style Pale Ale
C.B. & Potts / Big Horn Brewery – Fort Collins The Weasel Dortmunder/Export or German-Style Oktoberfest
Loveland Aleworks American Sour Ale with Guava Fruit Beer
Cerberus Brewing Co. NBD Kolsch German-Style Koelsch
Bootstrap Brewing Wreak Havoc Imperial Red Ale
Grimm Brothers Brewhouse Fearless Youth Munich-Style Dunkel or European-Style Dark Lager
Launch Pad Brewery Peacekeeper Session Beer
The Sandlot Brewery at Coors Field 18022/42 Smoke Beer
Dry Dock Brewing Co. – North Dock Bligh’s Barleywine Ale Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Beer

Justinian Hatfield is the editor of

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