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Colorado Breweries Win Big at 2022 World Beer Cup Awards

Colorado Breweries Win Big at 2022 World Beer Cup Awards

Colorado breweries once again had an impressive showing at this year’s 2022 World Beer Cup. Often referred to as the Olympics of Beer Competitions, the World Beer Cup features breweries from across the world vying for medals every other year. This year’s competition featured 103 categories, and Colorado’s contingent showed out in a MAJOR way taking home 22 medals from 20 breweries.

Both Ratio Beerworks and Launch Pad Brewery were the biggest winners, earning a pair of medals to lead the pack for the Centennial State. And Cannonball Creek extended their dominance at these competitions having won medals at every GABF and World Beer Cup since opening in 2013 except for the 2016 World Beer Cup, with this year’s Gold for Trump Hands. But perhaps the biggest surprise came from Little Dry Creek Brewery, which opened less than eight months ago but managed to take home a silver medal for their Lucky 13 Oktoberfest.

Here’s the list of Colorado breweries that medaled at the 2022 World Beer Cup

American-Belgo Style Ale

Silver: Dear You French Saison – Ratio Beerworks, Denver, CO

American-Style Cream Ale

Silver: Cerveza del Rancho – El Rancho Brewing Co., Evergreen, CO

American-Style Lager

Silver: Old Fortwaukee – CooperSmith’s Pub & Brewing, Fort Collins, CO

Bronze: Atari’s Lantern – The Empourium Brewing, Denver, CO

Belgian-Style Sour Ale

Silver: Oud Bruin – Funkwerks, Fort Collins, CO

Belgian-Style Table Beer or Belgian-Style Session Ale

Silver: Sloans Lake Yacht Club – Barquentine Brewing, Denver, CO

Brett Beer

Bronze: Wallonian Dreams – CODA Brewing, Golden, CO

Brown Porter

Bronze: Dark Necessities – Vail Brewing Co., Vail, CO

Dortmunder/Export or German-Style Oktoberfest

Silver: Lucky 13 Oktoberfest – Little Dry Creek Brewery, Greenwood Village, CO

German-Style Koelsch

Gold: Ice Cutter Kölsch – Joyride Brewing, Edgewater, CO

Historical Beer

Bronze: Angry Banjo – Verboten Brewing & Barrel Project, Loveland, CO

Scottish-Style Ale

Silver: It Takes a Tribe Red Ale – Goat Patch Brewing Co., Colorado Springs, CO

Non-Alcohol Beer

Gold: Golden Lager – Gruvi, Denver, CO

Pumpkin Beer

Bronze: Pumpkin Paddy – Launch Pad Brewery, Aurora, CO

Session Beer

Gold: Swift Half – Station 26 Brewing Co., Denver, CO

Silver: Peacemaker – Launch Pad Brewery, Aurora, CO

Session IPA

Gold: Trump Hands – Cannonball Creek, Golden, CO

Specialty Beer

Bronze: Graham Cracker Porter – Denver Beer Co., Denver, CO

Specialty Berliner-Style Weisse

Bronze: Cactus Juice – 12Degree Brewing, Louisville, CO

Strong Red Ale

Bronze: Wreak Havoc – Bootstrap Brewing, Longmont, CO

Wood- and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer

Gold: Table 44 – Amalgam Brewing, Denver, CO

Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Stout

Bronze: Bourbon Barrel-Aged Genius Wizard – Ratio Beerworks, Denver, CO

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  1. Jerome

    Bootstrap is in Longmont.

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