Four Wisconsin Breweries Won Awards at World Beer Cup
Four Wisconsin breweries won awards at the 2016 World Beer Cup in Philadelphia.
The award winners were announced on May 6.
According to a release from the Brewers Association, this edition of the World Beer Cup saw 6,596 beers from 1,907 breweries representing 55 countries.
Entries were judged by an international panel of 253 judges from 31 countries.
Judges awarded 287 out of 288 total possible awards, reflecting the chance for one gold, one silver and one bronze award in each of 96 beer style categories.
The average number of beers entered per category was 69.
The category with the most entries was American-Style India Pale Ale with 275 entries.
The 287 awards were won by 253 breweries, with few breweries earning more than one award.
The competition also bestows Champion Brewery and Champion Brewmaster awards in each of six brewery categories based on the awards won by each brewery.
Miller Brewing Company in Milwaukee won the large brewing company category.
Vintage Brewing company in Madison won Gold for its Scaredy Cat oatmeal stout beer.
Miller won silver for its High Life in the American Style Lager competition.
In addition, Miller Lite won gold in the Light Lager competition.
The Grumpy Troll Brewpub in Mount Horeb won silver for its Spetsnaz export stout.
Finally, Second Salem Brewing in Whitewater won bronze for its Beast of Bray Road in the American-Style Amber Beer category.