"The mission of the World Beer Cup is to create greater consumer awareness around the world about the quality and diversity displayed by the various beers of the world. The World Beer Cup is dedicated to recognizing both the traditions and innovations shared by the entire brewing industry as well as those customs unique to specific countries and regions. The World Beer Cup also promotes the responsible consumption of beer as an alcohol-containing beverage and urges beer producers and distributors to encourage beer enthusiasts to savor the flavor of beer responsibly."
"Brewers from around the globe participate in the World Beer Cup to win recognition for their creativity and brewing skills," said Charlie Papazian, president of the Brewers Association. "For a brewer, a World Beer Cup gold award allows them to say that their winning beer represents the best of that beer style in the world."
I always say during years when we don't win anything, whether at GABF or WBC (and there have been several) that when you don't win you're in excellent company. It gets more difficult each year, too--this year there were around 4900 beers entered. All that having been said, we are very pleased to have come away with something, especially for one of our stalwart beers.
All beer was once dark, but it was not until modern kilning of malts in the early 1800’s and the discovery of cold fermenting Lager strains in the 1840’s that allowed all the beautiful flavors of a Dunkel to come to life. Dunkels, including Chuckanut’s, are typically a deep reddish-brown color, capped by an impressively sturdy tan head. As in all lagers, the flavors in Dunkel are produced directly by the ingredients; in this case some of the malts have been roasted, giving Dunkel toffee, chocolate, coffee, and even licorice notes.OG: 13.5 ABV: 5.5% IBU'S: 22. –source, Chuckanut Brewery and Kitchen
“Featuring 9.9 percent ABV and 26 IBUs, this complex, yet smooth beer is filled with rich, dark fruit flavors, paired with notes of fruit and spice on the nose. Brewed with Hallertauer hops …”
This is the first time we’ve entered the World Beer Cup and the first Belgian beer we ever produced. We liked it and we’re thrilled to be honored for it. We may need to brew it again … –source, Alex Dittmar co-owner of Airways Brewing
Brad considers it a great honor that the judges at the World Beer cup recognized our hard work and passion for brewing quality beers so early on in our history. source, Stoup Brewing co-owner Lara Zahaba
When we were planning the brewery we kept noticing that our favorite porters were disappearing from the market so we were compelled to make and showcase this style which makes a win in the Robust Porter category all the more satisfying.Rich in color and character, our robust porter conjures up memories of decadent chocolate treats dipped in coffee. Hints of dark chocolate, roasted coffee and light malty sweetness are the result of a complex malt profile including chocolate malt, roasted barley, roasted wheat and roasted rye.ABV: 6.5%, IBU: 45, Lovibond: 34
WinterBock is a strong, dark beer that was used by eleventh century Bavarian monks to help sustain themselves during winter fasts. These creamy bocks ensured that the monks would fast frequently. Gordon Biersch WinterBock is a classic dark double bock featuring 4 different types of malt: Munich malt, pilsner malt, dark roasted caramel malt, and black malt. This is a big beer with a lot of body, and is available seasonally from November through January. Alcohol Volume: 7.5% Bitterness: 26 IBU Residual Sugar: 4.6%Yeast Strain: Weihenstephan 34/70 Lager Yeast Hops: Hallertau aroma. –source, Gordon Biersch
“Scuttlebutt's winning Old #1 Barley Wine is an English Style Barley Wine. Deceptively subtle, strong hints of raisin, cherry, maple, vanilla and black current all working together in pleasant harmony providing a depth of flavor not common in most styles of beer. At 13.3% alcohol by volume it is not something to drink as much as it is something to savor.”
“To win a any medal, not to mention gold, at the World Beer Cup® is humbling. We're not really driven by medals but it's a wonderful validation for what we do. Friday was a good day.”
"I am really excited to win at the World Beer Cup. To win anything there is amazing but to win Gold puts it over the top!" There are so many great beers in Washington alone, to have one of the best in the world? I am honored to be in that conversation." -Head Brewer Tony Savoy, Flyers Restaurant and Brewery.
Brewed for the Brouwer's Cafe as part of their 8th Anniversary. Previously made in 2007, for Bottleworks bottleshop, and was awarded Bronze at the 2007 Great American Beer Festival. Starting gravity 26 degrees Plato. 10.90% Alcohol by Volume. 120 Schilling Strong Scotch ale. Two mashes and over 1200 pounds of barley total to make just 7 bbls.