These Gold Medal Winners From The 2018 World Beer Cup Is Your Summer ‘To Drink’ List

by 11 months ago
World Beer Cup Winners

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With massive news like hotels delivering kegs right to your room and big brands releasing brew recipes older than your mom, 2018 is shaping up to be the summer of suds.

Beer and summer go together like NOTHING ELSE because there is no better combination, and now that the 2018 World Beer Cup winners have been announced, we can all start compiling our official drinking list for the best drinking months of the year.

This year, the World Beer Cup welcomed 295 judges from 33 countries, 8,234 beers to be evaluated, and three days of ale and amber mayhem.  The competition is held every two years, and this year’s competition boasted 25$ more entries than in 2016. A whopping 302 beers won awards.

The Brewers Association handed out gold, silver, and bronze in each category. Here’s a complete list of the all the winners but let’s look over some notable gold medal grabbers from this year’s competition.

Best Aged Beer: Vladislav, Diebolt Brewing
Best American-Style Amber Lager: Brooklyn Lager, Brooklyn Brewing
Best American-Style Imperial Stout: Cultivating Mass, Cooperage Brewing
Best American-Style India Pale Ale: Revision IPA, Revision Brewing
Best American-Style Pale Ale: C-Hops, Firestone Walker Brewing
Best American-Style Stout: Black Cliffs, Boise Brewing
Best Session Beer: Fernson Farmhouse Ale, Fernson Brewing

And finally, the most important category of all….best pumpkin beer went to 5 Phantoms Pumpkin Spice Barleywine by Philipsburg Brewing. Just kidding. No one cares about pumpkin beer. Sorry, not sorry.

[via Forbes]

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