20 April 2008

Four Texas Breweries Honored at the World Beer Cup

Brewers from five continents earned awards from an elite international panel of judges this week in the 2008 Brewers Association World Beer Cup. The seventh bi-annual competition awarded medals to brewers from 21 countries ranging from Australia and Italy to Bolivia and Japan.

This year, 644 breweries from 58 countries and 45 U.S. states vied for awards with 2,864 beers entered in 91 beer style categories. The top three entries in each category won gold, silver and bronze medals.

In addition the competition gives “Champion Brewery” and “Champion Brewer” awards in each of five brewery categories based on the medals won by each brewery.

Brewers from the United States won 185 of the 268 style category awards and four of the five Champion Brewery/Brewer awards.

Brewers from Texas took home five awards:
American-Style Wheat Beer: Silver: Shiner Dunkelweizen, Spoetzl Brewery, Shiner, TX
Vienna-Style Lager, Gold: Vienna Lager, The Covey Restaurant & Brewery, Fort Worth, TX
German-Style Heller Bock/Maibock, Bronze: Rahr's Bucking Bock, Rahr & Sons Brewing LP, Fort Worth, TX
Strong Scotch Ale, Gold: Saint Arnold Divine Reserve No. 4: Saint Arnold Brewing Co, Houston, TX
International Pale Ale, Silver: Saint Arnold Elissa IPA, Saint Arnold Brewing Co, Houston, TX

Congratulations, guys!

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