On the professional side of competitions, we have results to share from the very prestigious 2012 World Beer Cup. This competition is only held once every two years and this year attracted 3,921 entries from 799 breweries from 54 countries and 45 U.S. states. Gold, silver, and bronze medals are awarded in 95 beer style categories. Of the 284 medals awarded to breweries around the world, eight are coming home to the State of Indiana!
|Bier Brewery (Indianapolis)||Silver Medal: Belgian Dubbel (Belgian-Style Dubbel)|
|Crown Brewing (Crown Point)||Gold Medal: Crown Brown (English-Style Mild Ale)|
|Rock Bottom College Park (Indianapolis)||Gold Medal: Naked Oat Stout (Oatmeal Stout)|
|Shoreline Brewery (Michigan City)||Bronze Medal: Benny’s Pale Ale (Australasian-Style Pale Ale or International-Style Pale Ale)
Bronze Medal: Beltaine Scottish Ale (Scottish-Style Ale) *Note: This is the third World Beer Cup medal for Beltaine.
|Sun King Brewing (Indianapolis)||Gold Medal: Batch 333: The Velvet Fog (Belgian-Style Dark Strong Ale)
Silver Medal: Ring of Dingle (Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout)
Bronze Medal: Dominator Dopplebock (German-Style Dopplebock or Eisbock)
Big congratulations to the Indiana winners – you can find the full list of winners here. Cheers, Nathan