16 MEDALS TOTAL—At last weekend’s 2012 World Beer Cup in in San Diego, local brewers captured 16 medals (5 gold), according to Mike Shess, publisher of West Coaster, a San Diego-based beer newspaper and website.
The honorees were announced at the Gala Awards Dinner/Ceremony, which took place immediately following the 2012 Craft Brewers Conference. Out of 95 categories of beer, San Diegans won 5 gold medals, 3 Silver medals, and 8 Bronze medals, said Shess.
In total, 799 breweries entered 3,921 beers from 54 countries. 218 judges from 27 countries determined the winners. The SD winners and their categories are listed below.
Category/Winning Beer and Brewery/Award
Coffee Beer – “Bacon & Eggs” by Pizza Port Ocean Beach - Gold
Irish-Style Red Ale – “Red Trolley Ale” by Karl Strauss Brewing Co. - Gold
Imperial India Pale Ale – “Poor Man’s IPA” by Pizza Port Carlsbad - Gold
English-Style Brown Ale – “Longboard Brown” by Rock Bottom La Jolla - Gold
French-and-Belgian-Style Saison – “Carnevale” by The Lost Abbey - Gold
Old Ale or Strong Ale – “Decadance 2010 Old Ale” by AleSmith Brewing Co. - Silver
Belgian-Style Dark Strong Ale – “Two Tortugas Belgian Strong” by Karl Strauss Brewing Co. - Silver
American-Style Black Ale – “Tarantulas 2.0” by Pizza Port Ocean Beach - Silver
Barelywine-Style Ale – “Old Numskull” by AleSmith Brewing Co. - Bronze
Chocolate Beer – “Odin’s Raven” by Alpine Beer Co. - Bronze
American-Belgo-Style Ale – “Le Freak” by Green Flash Brewing Co. - Bronze
Imperial India Pale Ale – “Palate Wrecker” by Green Flash Brewing Co. - Bronze
Experimental Beer – “Where There’s Smoke” by Manzanita Brewing Co. – Bronze
American-Style Brown Ale – “Great American Brown” by Pizza Port Carlsbad - Bronze
American-Style Stout – “A.B.L.E. American Stout” by Pizza Port Ocean Beach - Bronze
Belgian-and-French-Style Ale – “Gift of the Magi” by The Lost Abbey – Bronze
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Caption: Chris Cramer, founder/operator of Karl Strauss Brewing Co. (4th from left) was photographed at the World Beer Cu0p with the Gold Medal winning Karl Strauss brew team.
Image: Photographed by Ryan Lamb, editor, West Coaster (www.westcoastersd.com)