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Friday, May 24, 2019


San Diego International Beer Festival results: 54 medals for local breweries

GUEST BLOG / By Brandon Hernandez, Senior Editor, West Coaster monthly print craft beer magazine and daily website.

The results of the San Diego International Beer Festival are in, and San Diego County breweries were awarded 54 medals in 54 style categories. That’s an average of a medal per category, and those awards were evenly distributed throughout metallic tiers. A total of 38 breweries brought home 19 gold medals, 17 silvers and 18 bronzes.

The companies that nabbed the most hardware were Kearny Mesa’s Societe Brewing (5) Carlsbad’s Rouleur Brewing (4) and San Marcos’ Rip Current Brewing (3). Pizza Port’s quartet of county brewpubs also combined to win four medals. Societe and Rip Current had multiple gold medals, winning two apiece. San Diego County breweries swept a pair of categories—European Lager and Imperial Stout. The full list of local winners is as follows:

--AleSmith Brewing, AleSmith Nut Brown, American-style Brown Ale
--Ballast Point Brewing, Barrel-Aged Victory at Sea, Wood & Barrel-aged Beer
--Bay City Brewing, Bay City Pale Ale, American-style Strong Pale Ale
--Black Plague Brewing, Hazy Scandal, American-style Juicy or Hazy Pale Ale
--Booze Brothers Brewing, Black Sunshine, Specialty Stout
--Coronado Brewing, Mermaid’s Red, American-style Amber/Red Ale
--Indian Joe Brewing, IJB Imperial Oatmeal Stout, Imperial Stout
--Little Miss Brewing, Battle Ground Brown, English-style Brown Ale
--The Lost Abbey, A Creator’s Calling, British-style Strong Ale
--Mikkeller Brewing San Diego, 9085 KM, Belgian-style Sour Ale
--Papa Marce’s Cerveceria, Ryesilience – Rye IPA, Rye Beer
--Pizza Port – Bressi Ranch, Chronic, English-style Pale Ale
--Rip Current Brewing, Breakline Bock, German-style Bock
--Rip Current Brewing, Corriente Negra Mexican Lager, Amber Lager
--Rouleur Brewing, Bonkeur Mosaic Pale Ale, American-style Pale Ale
--Societe Brewing, The Baroness Helles Lager, European Lager
--Societe Brewing, The Harlot Belgian Blonde Ale, Hybrid Belgian-style Ale
--South Park Brewing, Robert Smith’s Smooth, Bitter
--Stone Brewing, Stone///Fear.Movie.Lions Double IPA, American-style Juicy or Hazy Imperial India Pale Ale

--Amplified Ale Works, Vienna Gadda Da Vida, Amber Lager
--Burning Beard Brewing, Banksy ESB, Bitter
--Burning Beard Brewing, Circle of Hops, American-style Pale Ale
--Coronado Brewing, Never Better, Imperial India Pale Ale
--Dos Desperados Brewery, Maniac Imperial Stout, Imperial Stout
--Duck Foot Brewing, Redrum, Wood & Barrel-aged Beer
--Eppig Brewing, Meister N. German Wheat Beer, American Wheat Ale
--Helia Brewing, Helia Porter, Porter
--Julian Beer Co., Weasel, American-style Brown Ale
--Pizza Port – Bressi Ranch, Bacon & Eggs, Coffee Porter & Stout
--Pizza Port – Carlsbad, Zman, Bold Stout
--Prohibition Brewing, ProCo IPA, American-style India Pale Ale
Rouleur Brewing, Domestique Blonde Ale, Belgian-style Pale Ale
--Rouleur Brewing, Soloist Golden Strong Ale, Belgian-style Pale Strong Ale
--San Diego Brewing, Helles for Children, European Lager
--Societe Brewing, The Highwayman Brett-Aged Pale Ale, Brett & Other Sour Beer
--Wild Barrel Brewing, Not Last Year’s Fruitcake, British-style Strong Ale

--Chula Vista Brewery, Papa’s Pils, Pilsener
--Deft Brewing, Austere Abbot, Belgian-style Pale Ale
--Indian Joe Brewing, Ham for the Holidays, Smoked Beer
--Mason Ale Works, Charley Hustle, American-style Amber/Red Ale
--Mike Hess Brewing, Habitus, Rye Beer
--Mikkeller Brewing San Diego, Passion Pool, Fruit Wheat Beer & Vegetable Beer
--Nickel Beer Co., Warrior Contribution, Golden or Blonde Beer
--Papa Marce’s Cerveceria, Zest of Friends, German-style Weiss
--Pizza Port – Carlsbad, Night Rider, Imperial Stout
--Pizza Port – Ocean Beach, Skidmark, English-style Brown Ale
--Pure Project Brewing, Murklands, American-style Juicy or Hazy Pale Ale
--Resident Brewing, Royal Nottingham, Barley Wine
--Rip Current Brewing, High Surf Helles, European Lager
--Rock Bottom – La Jolla, White Mountain Brown, Scottish-style Ale
--Rouleur Brewing, Puncheur Pale Ale, Hybrid Belgian-style Ale
--Societe Brewing, The Coachman Session IPA, Session Beer
--Societe Brewing, The Swindler Barrel-Aged Blonde Ale, Brett & Other Sour Beer
--10 Barrel Brewing – San Diego, Elephants on Parade, Specialty Beer.

The San Diego International Beer Festival will take place as part of the San Diego County Fair from June 14-16 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Best of Show for the entire competition will be announced then.

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