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News 2012 World Beer Cup Winners Announced

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by Jason, May 6, 2012.

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  1. MacNCheese

    MacNCheese Initiate (0) Dec 10, 2011 California

    Lot of beer in CA, and a lot of it is crap BUT the cream always rises to the top. Lots of BMC on the shelves I never buy either. It's an excellent time to be living in San Diego. With 50 established breweries and another 25-30 in the works to open.. However, I do expect a lot of the newbies to fail and most are nano's.
  2. MacNCheese

    MacNCheese Initiate (0) Dec 10, 2011 California

    Shoot, per the fact sheet Indiana should have 8 wins, not 3, but I cannot edit my OP. And Delware 5.
  3. draheim

    draheim Poo-Bah (2,408) Sep 18, 2010 Washington
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    Good to see Washington make such a good showing, as another recent thread in the PNW forum has been discussing the level of respect we seem to get relative to California, Oregon, Michigan, Colorado etc.

    Was curious about the Colorado by-county numbers since you took the time to highlight SD County, and I've seen comments on here about how a lot of great Colorado breweries are pretty densely concentrated. Turns out Jefferson and Denver Counties are on top with 7 and 6 awards, respectively (quick tally; don't quote me).

    EDIT: Didn't even see this til I looked @ the fact sheet:
    Date and location
    2012 World Beer Cup judging took place May 1-2, 2012 at the Town and Country Resort in San Diego, California. Awards were presented May 5, 2012 at the Town and Country Resort in San Diego, California.

    Home field advantage? It happens in the Olympics, why not in beer? :wink:
  4. MacNCheese

    MacNCheese Initiate (0) Dec 10, 2011 California

    As per my 2nd post, I don't know which CO cities are in which CO counties, I just know what's in San Diego County.
  5. draheim

    draheim Poo-Bah (2,408) Sep 18, 2010 Washington
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  6. jesskidden

    jesskidden Meyvn (1,279) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey

    So, they apparently allow aged beers to entered? Never would have picked Old Style as cellarable, myself...

    Category 42: American-Style Cream Ale or Lager, 23 Entries
    Gold: Prestige, Brasserie Nationale d’Haiti, Port-au-Prince, Haiti
    Silver: Old Style, Pabst Brewing Co., Allentown, PA
    Bronze: Milwaukee’s Best, Miller Brewing Co., Golden, CO

    Pabst closed that Allentown, PA area brewery in September 2001 (later sold to Diageo, and now owned by the Boston Beer Co. and is their largest brewery).

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  7. mcaulifww

    mcaulifww Initiate (0) Aug 18, 2011 Virginia

    Five wins from VA
  8. hopfenunmaltz

    hopfenunmaltz Meyvn (1,300) Jun 8, 2005 Michigan

    I saw that yesterday. Win rate can depend on the number of entries, as does the total medals. I don't think that the USA, Germany and the Czech Rep make bad beer even though they have a low win rate.

    Edit - as far as the home field atvantage, it would motivate the breweries to enter.
  9. patkorn

    patkorn Initiate (0) Aug 30, 2007 California

    Stupidest thing I have heard in awhile. There were judges from all over the US and the world for this event. Maybe 5 from San Diego? It's also a blind tasting so how would they know if it was made in San Diego or South Dakota? Haters gotta hate I guess.
  10. MacNCheese

    MacNCheese Initiate (0) Dec 10, 2011 California

    Actually, all beer, including local, had to be first shipped to Denver to be registered before it was returned to SD. If you believe in damage due to transit...CO breweries had the advantage as they only had to be shipped once.
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  11. MacNCheese

    MacNCheese Initiate (0) Dec 10, 2011 California

    Is this why San Diego cleans up at GABF, which is held annually in Denver?
  12. draheim

    draheim Poo-Bah (2,408) Sep 18, 2010 Washington
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    You're welcome. Only reason I mentioned this was because the OP singled out SD County. Got no hate for SD County, it's more kinda like, we know already.
  13. hopfenunmaltz

    hopfenunmaltz Meyvn (1,300) Jun 8, 2005 Michigan

    I had that the beers go to the BA in Boulder, but deleted that. I knew people would say OMG - CO homers advantage!

    SD breweries did well at the last WBC in Chicago.

    I think that Sierra Nevada did will with medals for 4 production beers, bottles pulled off the shelf. No one offs or special handling.
  14. nanobrew

    nanobrew Initiate (0) Dec 31, 2008 California

    another great job for Pizza Port OB and the rest of the PP family. I am glad Tarantulas 2.0 won a medal, that is my go to beer during their lunch specials.
  15. CaptainPiret

    CaptainPiret Initiate (157) Oct 5, 2009 Luxembourg
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    Probably has a lot to do with Belgium have just barely 100 entries and the US having 2,651 entries. That and the spirit of competitiveness is much greater in the states than in Belgium.
  16. tyrsis

    tyrsis Disciple (321) Mar 13, 2009 California
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    Gee golly, where's all the Asheville Breweries medals? Oh, right...
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  17. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (4,747) Sep 24, 2007 Washington
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    The owner of a local brewery that had beer entered left to deliver his beers for this during the week after St. Patrick's Day. He took the beers of about 20 other local/regional brewers with him, and stopped to pick up more on the way. So for all the folks here who won't drink an IPA more than a couple weeks old, at least some of these beers were sitting in Denver for more than a month before the judging for the awards, didn't seem to affect the quality too much.
  18. Lagerboy

    Lagerboy Initiate (0) May 11, 2012 California

    Pathetic self promotion here, but still super stoked to see our little brewery win gold! Nice to get rewarded for all the hard work...

    Category 74: Brown Porter, 42 Entries

    Gold: Double Nut Brown, Mammoth Brewing Co., Mammoth Lakes, CA :wink:
    Silver: Poundage Porter, Sound Brewery, Poulsbo, WA
    Bronze: Chocolate Porter, Bayhawk Ales, Irvine, CA
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  19. UncleJimbo

    UncleJimbo Site Editor (3,411) Sep 11, 2002 Massachusetts
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    This also explains the US State medal distribution to some extent. For example, for whatever reasons, not many New England breweries enter the World Beer Cup or GABF.
  20. HopHead84

    HopHead84 Poo-Bah (3,190) Nov 29, 2006 California
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    Saw this posted by Stephen on Bine & Vine's facebook page:

    Congrats to our terrific San Diego county breweries for pulling in 16 medals tonight 5 gold, 3 silver, and 8 bronze.
    Medal Winners from SD County: AleSmith (2), Green Flash (2), Lost Abbey (2), Pizza Port Ocean Beach (3), Pizza Port Carlsbad (2), Karl Strauss (2), Alpine, Manzanita, and Rock Bottom La Jolla

    Not bad.
  21. Cazlo

    Cazlo Initiate (169) Sep 7, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Happy to see Alpine's Odin's Raven get a bronze in the Chocolate Beer category. Alpine never seems to get any love at these competitions, can't believe Bad Boy and Hoppy Birthday did not do better.
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