Area Winners in the 2016 World Beer Cup

Area Winners in the 2016 World Beer Cup
Brewers Association founder Charlie Papazian presents the awards at the 2016 World Beer Cup, May 6 in Philadelphia.

Area brewers big and small collected medals at the 2016 World Beer Cup, announced May 6 at the Philadelphia Convention Center.

The WBC was established by the Brewers Association in 1996 “to celebrate the art and science of brewing,” and is held every two years. This year, over 6,600 beers from 55 countries were entered from 55 countries.

Category: 1 American-Style Wheat Beer – 28 Entries
Bronze: Flash Bang, Excel Brewing Co., Breese, IL

Category: 16 Session India Pale Ale – 111 Entries
Gold: Little Secret, Triptych Brewing, Savoy, IL

Category: 17 Other Strong Beer – 47 Entries
Bronze: Winter Woman, Revolution Brewing, Chicago, IL

Category: 22 American-Belgo-Style Ale – 61 Entries
Gold: Snowcat White IPA, Rock Bottom – Chicago, Chicago, IL

Category: 32 Light Lager – 45 Entries
Gold: Miller Lite, Miller Brewing Co., Milwaukee, WI (yes, they make categories that the big brews can win. I included them here for giggles)

Category: 37 Muenchner-Style Helles – 76 Entries
Bronze: Beach Blonde, Crystal Lake Brewing, Crystal Lake, IL

Category: 42 German-Style Schwarzbier – 51 Entries
Silver: Magnetron Schwarzbier, Metropolitan Brewing, Chicago, IL

Category: 45 American-Style Lager – 82 Entries
Gold: Rainier Lager, Pabst Brewing Co., Los Angeles, CA
Silver: High Life, Miller Brewing Co., Milwaukee, WI

Category: 46 American-Style Amber Lager – 59 Entries
Bronze: Holsteiner, Argus Brewery, Chicago, IL

Category: 49 German-Style Koelsch – 75 Entries
Silver: Feder Monde, All Rise Brewing Co., Chicago, IL

Category: 57 Belgian- and French-Style Ale – 42 Entries
Bronze: Domaine DuPage, Two Brothers Artisan Brewing, Warrenville, IL

Category: 60 Belgian-Style Flanders Oud Bruin or Oud Red Ale – 36 Entries
Bronze: 2014 Vintage Blue Sunday, New Holland Brewing Co., Holland, MI

Category: 61 Belgian-Style Dubbel or Quadrupel – 73 Entries
Gold: Sanitarium, Bier Brewery and Taproom, Indianapolis, IN

Category: 66 English-Style Mild Ale – 38 Entries
Silver: Triple Crown Brown, The Mitten Brewing Co., Grand Rapids, MI

Category: 70 Extra Special Bitter – 68 Entries
Gold: ESB, Bier Brewery and Taproom, Indianapolis, IN

Category: 78 Scotch Ale – 70 Entries
Bronze: Glasgow Butcher, Crooked Ewe Brewery & Ale House, South Bend, IN

Category: 80 Old Ale or Strong Ale – 55 Entries
Gold: Ninja Pirate, Black Lotus Brewing Co., Clawson, MI

Category: 84 Export Stout – 52 Entries
Silver: Spetsnaz, The Grumpy Troll Brewpub, Mount Horeb, WI
Bronze: Dirty Frank Stout, River’s Edge Brewing Co., Milford, MI

Category: 90 American-Style Amber/Red Ale – 96 Entries
Bronze: Beast of Bray Road, Second Salem Brewing Co., Whitewater, WI

Category: 95 American-Style Stout – 51 Entries
Gold: The Defender, Haymarket Pub & Brewery, Chicago, IL

Category: 96 American-Style Imperial Stout – 62 Entries
Gold: Blot Out the Sun, Three Floyds Brewing Co., Munster, IN

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Tags: World Beer Cup

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