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.
Small Brewing Company
Noble Ale Works
Evan & The Giants
Mid-Size Brewing Company
Large Brewing Company
Miller Brewing Co.
Jon Howland & Tor O’Brien
Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
Julian Shrago, Ian McCall & Gene Wagoner
See a full list of winners and runners up across all categories here.
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