The Brewers Association just announced the winners for the 2010 World Beer Cup. Brewers from six continents earned awards from an international panel of judges. The eighth bi-annual competition announced awards to brewers from 19 countries ranging from Australia and Italy to Iceland and Japan.
This year, 642 breweries from 44 countries and 47 U.S. states vied for awards with 3,330 beers entered in 90 beer style categories. The entries in each category were eligible for gold, silver and bronze awards. Judges presented a total of 268 awards.
I am proud to announce that two New York breweries took home a few medals.
In the Belgian-Style Dubbel category, the gold medal was awarded to Ommegang Brewery in Cooperstown for their Abbey Ale Dubbe. Ommegang also won silver medals for Ommegang Biere de Mars in American-Belgo-Style Ale and Ommegang Witte Wheat Ale in the Belgian-Style Witbier category.
Hitting closer to home, Brooklyn Brewery’s Brooklyn Local 2, which is one of my favorites, won the bronze medal for the Belgian-Style Dark Strong Ale.
Congratulations to all of the contestants and winners! I look forward to seeing more New York breweries win next year!