Chicago-area winners at the World Beer Cup

Chicago-area winners at the World Beer Cup
© 2012 Jason E. Kaplan

Brewers from around the world received awards from an elite international panel of judges in the 2012 Brewers Association World Beer Cup this past Saturday. The ninth bi-annual competition boasted the strongest field of entrants on record, with 799 breweries from 54 countries and 45 U.S. states entering 3,921 beers in 95 beer style categories. A 17.7 percent increase over 2010, the entries were eligible for gold, silver and bronze awards in their respective categories. Judges presented a total of 284 awards.

Chicago area brewers represented:

Category 3: Fruit Beer.
Bronze: Blushing Monk, Founders Brewing Co., Grand Rapids, MI

Category 6: Herb and Spice Beer.
Silver: Ring Of Fire, Dragonmead Microbrewery, Warren, MI

Category 11: Specialty Honey Beer.
Bronze: Killer Bee, Dragonmead Microbrewery, Warren, MI

Category 17: American-Belgo-Style Ale.
Gold: Last Chance, The Haymarket Pub & Brewery, Chicago, IL

Category 21: Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Beer.
Silver: King Henry, Goose Island Beer Co., Chicago, IL (Gold in this category was Samuel Adams Utopias 2011)

Category 29: Baltic-Style Porter.
Bronze: Dan – My Turn Series, Lakefront Brewery, Milwaukee, WI

Category 38: German-Style Schwarzbier.
Silver: Point 2012 Black Ale, Stevens Point Brewery, Stevens Point, WI

Category 41: German-Style Doppelbock or Eisbock.
Bronze: Dominator Dopplebock, Sun King Brewing Co., Indianapolis, IN

Category 46: American-Style Dark Lager.
Gold: Leinenkugel’s Creamy Dark, Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co., Chippewa Falls, WI

Category 47: Australasian-Style Pale Ale or International-Style Pale Ale.
Bronze: Benny’s Pale Ale, Shoreline Brewery, Michigan City, IN

Category 48: German-Style Kölsch/Köln-Style Kölsch.
Bronze: Point Three Kings, Stevens Point Brewery, Stevens Point, WI

Category 49: German-Style Brown Ale/Düsseldorf-Style Altbier
Silver: Rhine Heights, Vintage Brewing Co., Madison, WI

Category 57: Belgian- and French-Style Ale, 22 Entries
Silver: Saison Noir, Bastone Brewery, Royal Oak, MI

Category 61: Belgian-Style Dubbel.
Silver: Belgian Dubbel, Bier Brewery, Indianapolis, IN

Category 62: Belgian-Style Tripel.
Silver: Nectar des Dieux, Bastone Brewery, Royal Oak, MI

Category 63: Belgian-Style Pale Strong Ale.
Silver: Thor’s Hammer, Bastone Brewery, Royal Oak, MI

Category 64: Belgian-Style Dark Strong Ale.
Gold: Batch 333: The Velvet Fog, Sun King Brewing Co., Indianapolis, IN

Category 66: English-Style Summer Ale.
Gold: Cross of Gold: Revolution Brewing, Chicago, IL

Category 68: English-Style India Pale Ale.
Bronze: Intercontinental Pale Ale, Flossmoor Station Brewing Co., Flossmoor, IL

Category 71: Scottish-Style Ale.
Bronze: Beltaine Scottish Ale, Shoreline Brewery, Michigan City, IN

Category 72: English-Style Mild Ale.
Gold: Crown Brown, Crown Brewing, Crown Point, IN

Category 77: Oatmeal Stout.
Gold: Naked Oat Stout, Rock Bottom College Park, Indianapolis, IN

Category 83: Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout.
Silver: Ring of Dingle, Sun King Brewing Co., Indianapolis, IN

Category 86: American-Style Pale Ale.
Bronze: BrickStone APA, BrickStone Restaurant & Brewery, Bourbonnais, IL

Category 88: American-Style India Pale Ale.
Gold: DRIPA, Kuhnhenn Brewing Co., Warren, MI

Category 92: American-Style Brown Ale.
Silver: Uptown Brown, Galena Brewing Co., Galena, IL

Category 94: American-Style Stout.
Gold: Rise American Stout, Revolution Brewing, Chicago, IL

The World Beer Cup has been put on every two years since 1996 by the Brewers Association, the U.S.-based trade association for the beer industry.
Judging for the 2012 World Beer Cup took place May 1-2 – and awards were presented May 5 – at the Town and Country Resort in San Diego, California.

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