Only a smattering of Washington State breweries won medals at this year’s World Beer Cup competition in Colorado. As the proliferation of craft breweries continues unabated, there’s more and more competition each year from all across the nation and the World. This year’s competition had 4,754 entries from 1,403 breweries, representing 58 different countries. That’s a lot of competition!
Each medal won at the World Beer Cup is a badge of honor for the winning breweries, proclaiming to the World that their beers are considered some of the best available on this small, blue marble we call Earth. ‘Best’ is always subjective, of course, but it’s nice to be recognized by your peers for all the hard work that goes into your brews.