A Beer Shopping List: The 2016 World Beer Cup Winners Announced

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Elite athletes have the Olympics (duh). Chefs have the James Beard Awards as a hallmark of their culinary prowess. Environmental heroes have the Goldman Environmental Prize. Craft beer prodigies? Their bath of sudsy glory comes in the form of an award from the Brewers Association in the World Beer Cup. This year's competition took place this past weekend in Philly, where nearly 6,600 entries, hailing from 55 Countries, competed for gold, silver, and bronze medals in almost 100 categories.

Here are some standouts from the competition's Champion Brewery and Brewer Awards:

Very Small Brewing Company

Arch Rock Brewing Co.

James Smith

Small Brewing Company

Noble Ale Works

Evan & The Giants

Mid-Size Brewing Company

Brewery Ommegang

Large Brewing Company

Miller Brewing Co.

Small Brewpub

12Degree Brewing

Jon Howland & Tor O’Brien

Large Brewpub

Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

Julian Shrago, Ian McCall & Gene Wagoner

See a full list of winners and runners up across all categories here.