Southern California Brewers Win Big at the 2014 World Beer Cup

Apr 11

coronadowbc2014Southern California brewers earned a total of 22 medals at the 2014 World Beer Cup. The winners were announced at the Gala Awards Dinner/Ceremony, which took place following the 2014 Craft Brewers Conference. Out of 94 categories of beer, SoCal brewers won gold medals, 10 Silver medals, and 8 Bronze medals. In total, 1,447 breweries entered 4,918 beers from 62 countries. 220 judges from 32 countries determined the winners. The winners and their categories are listed below. In addition to winning 2 medals, Coronado Brewing Company was awarded World Beer Cup Champion Brewery and Brewmaster in the Mid-Sized Brewing Company category.

Category (# entries) – Winning Beer and Brewery (City) – Award
Category 8 (Coffee Beer, 109 entries) – Mocha Machine by Beachwood BBQ & Brewing (Long Beach) – Bronze

Category 10 (Rye Beer, 47 entries) – Habitus by Mike Hess Brewing Co. (San Diego) – Gold

Category 13 (Other Strong Beer, 44 entries)  – May the Port Be With You by Pizza Port Solana Beach (Solana Beach) – Bronze

Category 18 (American-Style Sour Ale, 32 entries) – Framboise de Amorosa by The Lost Abbey (San Marcos) – Silver

Category 20 (Wood & Barrel-Aged Beer, 40 entries) – Barrel Aged Scottish by Oggi’s Pizza & Brewing Co. (San Clemente) – Silver

Category 24 (Aged Beer, 14 entries) – Aged Navigator Dopplebock by Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits / Home Brew Mart (Linda Vista) – Bronze

Category 35 (Vienna-Style Lager, 39 entries) – Danish Red Lager by Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. (Santa Barbara) – Bronze

Category 46 (Australasian-Style Pale Ale or International-Style Pale Ale, 33 entries) – Sculpin IPA by Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits / Old Grove (Scripps Ranch) – Gold

Category 48 (German-Style Brown Ale, 36 entries) – TAPS Alt by TAPS Fish House & Brewery (Brea) – Silver

Category 55 (French and Belgian Style Saison, 91 entries) – TAPS Saison by TAPS Fish House & Brewery (Corona) – Bronze

Category 56 (Belgian and French-Style Ale, 31 entries) – Ohana Saison Noir by Ohana Brewing Co. (Los Angeles) – Silver

Category 59 (Belgian-Style Flanders Oud Bruin, 28 entries) – Oude Tart by The Bruery (Anaheim) – Silver

Category 73 (Brown Porter, 54 entries) – Chocolate Porter by Bayhawk Ales (Irvine) – Bronze

Category 79 (Old Ale or Storng Ale, 40 entries) – Old Ale 2013 by AleSmith Brewing Co. (Miramar) – Gold

Category 80 (Barley-Wine Style Ale, 53 entries) – Old Scallywag by Coronado Brewing Co. (Coronado) – Silver

Category 82 (Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout, 36 entries) – The Pugilist by Societe Brewing Co. (Kearny Mesa) – Silver

Category 86 (American-Style Strong Pale Ale, 97 entries) – Islander IPA by Coronado Brewing Co. (Coronado) – Gold

Category 86 (American-Style Strong Pale Ale, 97 entries) – Hops by Haven Brewing (Pasadena) – Silver

Category 88 (Imperial India Pale Ale, 106 entries) – Hop 15 by Port Brewing Co. (San Marcos) – Bronze

Category 89 (American-Style Amber/Red Ale, 90 entries) – Shark Bite Red by Pizza Port Bressi Ranch (Bressi Ranch) – Silver

Category 91 (American-Style Brown Ale, 48 entries) – Davy Brown Ale by Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. (Buellton) – Silver

Category 92 (American-Style Black Ale, 77 entries) – Wookey Jack by Firestone Walker Brewing Co. (Paso Robles) – Bronze

World Beer Cup Champion Brewery and Brewmaster, Mid-Size Brewing Company: Coronado Brewing Company (pictured above)

Congratulations brewers!

Full list of winners can be found here.

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