Colorado Represents at the World Beer Cup

We all know Colorado breweries make some fucking phenomenal beer.  Now breweries across the state big and small have shiny new plaques to prove it.

The Craft Brewery Conference in San Diego wrapped up the weekend with the World Beer Cup awards gala. The World Beer Cup is a bi-annual competition that judges the creme de la creme from around the globe and is said to be the most prestigious award in beer.  This year was the biggest in the competitions history, featuring 3,921 beers in 95 categories from 799 breweries located in 54 countries.

Colorado winners include:

Category 3 Fruit Beers:

  • Gold: Eat a Peach, Rocky Mountain Brewery, Colorado Springs
  • Silver: Da Yoopers, Rocky Mountain Brewery, Colorado Spring
Category 4 Fruit Wheat Beers:
  • Silver: Blue Moon Vintage Blonde Ale, Blue Moon Brewing Co., Golden
Category 5 Field Beer or Pumpkin Beer:
  • Gold: Turnip the Beets, Bull & Bush Brewery, Denver
Category 11 Specialty Honey Beer
  • Silver: Menage a Trois Braggot, Crabtree Brewing Co., Greeley
Category 13 Other Strong Beer
  • Bronze: Double Pilsner, Odell Brewing Co., Fort Collins
Category 19 American-Style Brett Ale
  • Silver: Peche, AC Golden Brewing Co., Golden
  • Bronze: Wild Wild Brett Rouge, Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project, Fort Collins
Category 24 Aged Beer
  • Bronze: Release the Hounds Barley Wine Vintage 1999, Bull & Bush Brewery, Denver
Category 29 Baltic-Style Porter
  • Gold: Baltic Gnome Porter, Rock Bottom Denver, Denver
Category 36 German-Style Märzen
  • Gold: Florhosen, The Sandlot, Denver
Category 38 German-Style Schwarzbier
  • Gold: Art of Science Schwarzbier, Dillon DAM Brewery, Dillon
Category 42 American-Style Cream Ale or Lager
  • Bronze: Milwaukee’s Best, Miller Brewing Co.,Golden
Category 43 American-Style Lager or Light Lager
  • Gold: Coors Light, Coors Brewing Co., Golden
Category 44 American-Style Premium Lager or Specialty Lager
  • Gold: Steel Reserve, Miller Brewing Co., Golden
  • Bronze: Icehouse, Miller Brewing Co., Golden
Category 45 American-Style Amber Lager
  • Silver: Colorado Native, AC Golden Brewing Co., Golden
Category 50 German-Style Sour Ale
  • Gold: Berliner Weisse, Steamworks Brewing Co., Durango
Category 68 English-Style India Pale Ale
  • Gold: Man Beer, Bull & Bush Brewery, Denver
Category 70 Extra Special Bitter
  • Bronze: The Tower E.S.B., Bull & Bush Brewery, Denver
Category 71 Scottish-Style Ale
  • Silver: Redhawk Ale, Rockyard Brewing Co., Castle Rock
Category 73 English-Style Brown Ale
  • Bronze: Sweet Georgia’s Brown, Dillon DAM Brewery, Dillon
Category 76 Sweet Stout
  • Gold: Steel Toe Stout, Ska Brewing Co., Durango
Category 78 Scotch Ale
  • Gold: Wee Heavy, Dry Dock Brewing Co., Aurora
Category 87 American-Style Strong Pale Ale
  • Silver: Odell IPA, Odell Brewing Co., Fort Collins
Category 91 Imperial Red Ale
  • Gold: G’Knight Imperial Red Ale, Oskar Blues Brewery, Longmont
Category 92 American-Style Brown Ale
  • Gold: Face Down Brown, Telluride Brewing Co., Telluride
Check out the complete list of winners, and go forth and get your drink on with these world class blinged out brews!


About Bess Dougherty

Bess Dougherty's life revolves around hooch. By day she has the pleasure of making beer. At night this dame can often be found sipping whiskey and beer around town. This bearcat is also an avid homebrewer. Yar.