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Colorado Breweries Win Big at 2024 World Beer Cup Awards

Bull & Bush World Beer Cup

Colorado breweries once again showed up in a big way at the 2024 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. This year’s competition featured 9,300 entries from 2,060 breweries across 50 countries entered into 110 categories, and Colorado’s contingent showed out in a MAJOR way taking home 21 medals from 19 breweries including 9 Gold medals.

River North Brewery and The Post Brewing Co. were the biggest Colorado winners of the day, each bringing home two medals. River North had a Gold for Nightmare Fuel in the Coffee Stout or Porter category along with a Bronze in Pumpking Spice Bucket of Bolts, a Pumpkin Beer. The Post’s medals include a Silver for East County Fine Malt Liquor in Other Strong Beer and a Bronze for Top Rope, an American-Style Cream Ale.

Check out the Full List of Medal Winners from the 2024 World Beer Cup

Westbound & Down Brewing followed up their phenomenal GABF showing with another Silver medal for their Colorado Pale Ale in the International Pale Ale category. This continues a series of wins for Westbound as they solidify themselves amongst Colorado brewery royalty.

Westbound WBC 2024
Westbound & Down | Photo by Bryant Vander Weerd / Full Pour Media

Here’s the full list of Colorado breweries that medaled at the 2024 World Beer Cup

American-Style Cream Ale

Bronze – Top Rope – The Post Brewing Co. – Lafayette, CO

Australian-Style Pale Ale

Silver – Mountain Standard – Odell Brewing – Fort Collins, CO

Barley Wine-Style Ale

Silver – Grow Old With You – Verboten Brewing – Loveland, CO

Bronze – Baaah-ley Wine – Goat Patch Brewing Co. – Colorado Springs, CO

Belgian-Style Strong Blonde Ale

Gold – Treachery – 12Degree Brewing – Louisville, CO

Belgian-Style Strong Specialty Ale

Gold – French Lager Bière Ambrée – Banded Oak Brewing Co. – Denver, CO

Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout

Gold – Dry Irish Stout – Bent Barley Brewing Co. – Aurora, CO

Classic Saison

Silver – Farmhouse Saison – Cellar West Brewery – Lafayette, CO

Coffee Stout or Porter

Gold – Nightmare Fuel – River North Brewery – Denver, CO

Dessert Stout or Pastry Stout

Gold – Kauai Pie – Bull & Bush Brewery – Denver, CO

Dortmunder/Export or German-Style Oktoberfest

Bronze – Smooth Exportations – Denver Beer Co. – Olde Town Arvada – Arvada, CO

Extra Special Bitter

Gold – ESB – Old 121 Brewhouse – Lakewood, CO

German-Style Maerzen or Franconian-Style Rotbier

Silver – Falltoberfest – Launch Pad Brewery – Aurora, CO

International Light Lager

Gold – Prost Leichtbier – Prost Brewing Co. – Denver, CO

International Pale Ale

Silver – Colorado Pale Ale – Westbound & Down Brewing Co. – Idaho Springs – Idaho Springs, CO

International Pilsener

Gold – Venga – Cerveceria Colorado – Denver, CO

Juicy or Hazy Pale Ale

Bronze – Green Flash: Hazy West Coast IPA – SweetWater Brewing Co. – Fort Collins – Fort Collins, CO

Juicy or Hazy Strong Pale Ale

Bronze – Aspen Hazy IPA – Aspen Brewing Co. – Aspen, CO

Other Strong Beer

Silver – East County Fine Malt Liquor – The Post Brewing Co. – Lafayette, CO

Pumpkin Beer

Bronze – Pumpkin Spice Bucket of Bolts – River North Brewery – Denver, CO

Session Beer or Belgian-Style Table Beer

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

Featured image of Bull & Bush Brewing courtesy of Bryant Vander Weerd / Full Pour Media


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