World Beer Cup Winners

Colorado Brewers Collect 21 Awards at World Beer Cup®

19 Colorado breweries earned medals at the global beer competition this year!

DENVER (April 24, 2024) — The Colorado Brewers Guild (CBG) is pleased to congratulate the 19 Colorado breweries that collected a total of 21 awards at the World Beer Cup award ceremony on April 24, 2024 at The Venetian in Las Vegas, NV where awards were given in 110 beer-style categories.

The Brewers Association started the global competition in 1996 to celebrate the art and science of brewing. World Beer Cup winners were selected by an international panel of 280 beer judges from 37 countries. Widely recognized as the “Olympics of Beer,” the World Beer Cup saw an impressive field of 9,300 beers from 2,060 breweries in 50 countries.

“Colorado continues to prove that it’s competitive on the world beer stage. With nine gold medals this year ranging from lagers to Belgian styles, Colorado craft breweries are demonstrating that they can brew alongside the best brewers in the world,” says Adelson.

Notably this year, seven breweries won their first World Beer Cup awards including Old 121 Brewhouse who had won several homebrew awards for their ESB prior to opening the brewery. Verboten Brewing and Barrel Project and Station 26 Brewing have the longest streaks with three World Beer Cup wins in a row. River North Brewery also won two awards for the second year in a row. Prost Brewing snagged a gold award for Leichtbier in the International Light Lager, which was an impressive win as there were 192 entries making it the 6th most entered category.

2024 Colorado Craft Beer Award-Winning Winners:

Gold Medal Winners:
River North Brewery, Nightmare Fuel (Coffee Stout or Porter)
Bull & Bush Brewery, Kauai Pie (Dessert Stout or Pastry)
Station 26 Brewing Company, Swift Half (Session or Belgian-Style Table Beer)
Prost Brewing Company, Leichtbier (International Light Lager) – first time winner
Cerveceria Colorado, Venga! (International-Style Pilsener) – first time winner
Old 121 Brewhouse, ESB (Extra Special Bitter) – first time winner
12Degree Brewing, Treachery (Belgian-Style Strong Blonde Ale)
Banded Oak Brewing Co., French Lager Bièr Ambrée (Belgian-Style Strong Specialty Ale) – first time winner
Bent Barley Brewing Co., Dry Irish Stout (Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout) – first time winner

Silver Medal Winners:
The Post Brewing Company, East County Fine Malt Liquor (Other Strong Beer) – first time winner
Launch Pad Brewery, Fall-toberfest (German-Style Maerzen or Franconian-Style Robier)
Odell Brewing Company, Mountain Standard (Australian-Style Pale Ale)
Westbound & Down Brewing Company, Colorado Pale Ale (International Pale Ale)
Verboten Brewing and Barrel Project, Grow Old With You (Barley Wine-Style Ale)
Cellar West Brewery, Farmhouse Saison (Classic Saison) – first time winner

Bronze Medal Winners:
River North Brewery – Pumpkin Spice Bucket of Bolts (Pumpkin Beer)
Denver Beer Co. – Smooth Exportations (Dortmunder/Export or German-Style Oktoberfest)
The Post Brewing Company – Top Rope (American-Style Cream Ale)
Goat Patch Brewing Company – Baaah-ley Wine (Barley Wine-Style Ale)
SweetWater Brewing Company – Green Flash: Hazy West Coast IPA (Juicy or Hazy Pale Ale)
Aspen Brewing Company – Aspen Hazy IPA (American-Style Strong Pale Ale)

“Congratulations to all our member breweries!” says Adelson.

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