@2014 WORLD BEER CUP—By Mike Shess, Publisher, West Coaster beer magazine and website--Led by North Park’s Mike Hess Brewing Co.’s Gold Medal for its Habitus (Rye Beer) fellow San Diego brewers earned 11 medals at the 2014 World Beer Cup.
|NORTH PARK GOLD!|
Fellow San Diego World Beer Cup winners were announced at the Gala Awards Dinner/Ceremony, which took place following the 2014 Craft Brewers Conference.
Out of 94 categories of beer, San Diegans won four gold medals, four Silver medals, and three Bronze medals. In total, 1,447 breweries entered 4,918 beers from 62 countries. 220 judges from 32 countries determined the winners. The San Diego County winners and their categories are listed below. In addition to winning two medals, Coronado Brewing Company was awarded World Beer Cup Champion Brewery and Brewmaster in the Mid-Sized Brewing Company category.
Category (# entries) - Winning Beer and Brewery – Award
Category 10 (Rye Beer, 47 entries) – Habitus by Mike Hess Brewing Co. – GOLD
Category 13 (Other Strong Beer, 44 entries) - May the Port Be With You by Pizza Port Solana Beach – Bronze
Category 24 (Aged Beer, 14 E\entries) – Aged Navigator Dopplebock by Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits / Home Brew Mart – Bronze
Category 79 (Old Ale or Strong Ale, 40 entries) – Old Ale 2013 by AleSmith Brewing Co. – GOLD
Category 80 (Barley-Wine Style Ale, 53 entries) – Old Scallywag by Coronado Brewing Co. - Silver
Category 82 (Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout, 36 entries) – The Pugilist by Societe Brewing Co. - Silver
Category 88 (Imperial India Pale Ale, 106 entries) – Hop 15 by Port Brewing Co. - Bronze
Category 89 (American-Style Amber/Red Ale, 90 entries) – Shark Bite Red by Pizza Port Bressi Ranch – Silver
|PRESTIGIOUS AWARD (Best of Show) Coronado Brewing Company was named Best Mid-Sized Brewery and Brewmaster at the World Beer Cup Competition held this weekend in Denver Colo.|