Florida breweries win World Beer Cup honors

One of the most prestigious beer competitions in the world, The World Beer Cup, was held in conjunction with the 2022 Craft Brewers Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota this week, and several Florida craft breweries are bringing back medals from the competition.

The following breweries took home medals from the World Beer Cup:

Silver Cool Cucumber IPA HOB Brewing Co. Experimental India Pale Ale USA 2
Gold Chocolate Stout Fort Myers Brewing Co. Chocolate Beer USA 1
Gold Family Tradition BarrieHaus Beer Co. Vienna-Style Lager USA 1
Bronze Half-Toberfest Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. Vienna-Style Lager USA 3
Gold Doggin Wrench 5 Branches Brewing British-Style Imperial Stout USA 1

Congratulations to the Florida breweries who won medals in the 2022 World Beer Cup!

For a complete list of winners, visit this link.

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About the competition – World Beer Cup
Returning after cancellation in 2020 due to the pandemic, the 2022 World Beer Cup was the largest competition to date, with 10,542 entries from 2,493 breweries representing 57 countries.

Entries were evaluated by an elite panel of 226 judges from 28 countries. Competition judging took place in 18 sessions over nine days. Judges bestowed 307 out of 309 total possible awards, reflecting the opportunity for one gold, silver, and bronze award in each of 103 beer style categories. No gold or silver was awarded in Category 68: Belgian-Style Witbier.

“The World Beer Cup showcases the incredible breadth and talent of the global brewing community,” said Chris Swersey, competition director, World Beer Cup. “Winning an award at this extremely competitive event symbolizes one of the greatest accomplishments in the art of brewing. Congratulations to this year’s winners on their outstanding achievements.”

Historically a biennial event, the World Beer Cup competition will move to an annual event beginning in 2023, it was announced. Brewery registration for the 2023 World Beer Cup will open in October 2022, with the awards presented May 10, 2023, at the Craft Brewers Conference in Nashville, Tenn.


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About the host – The Brewers Association
The Brewers Association (BA) is the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers, their beers and the community of brewing enthusiasts. The BA represents 5,600-plus U.S. breweries. The BA’s independent craft brewer seal is a widely adopted symbol that differentiates beers by small and independent craft brewers. The BA organizes events including the World Beer Cup®, Great American Beer Festival®, Craft Brewers Conference® & BrewExpo America®, SAVOR™: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience, Homebrew Con™, National Homebrew Competition and American Craft Beer Week®. The BA publishes The New Brewer® magazine, and Brewers Publications® is the leading publisher of brewing literature in the U.S. Beer lovers are invited to learn more about the dynamic world of craft beer at CraftBeer.com® and about homebrewing via the BA’s American Homebrewers Association® and the free Brew Guru® mobile app.