World Beer Cup

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The World Beer Cup℠ is an international beer competition organized by the Brewers Association, a trade group representing America's small and independent craft brewers. The majority of beers in the competition are from American brewers, and only beers that pay to enter are judged. It was founded by Association of Brewers president Charlie Papazian.

The World Beer Cup is held every two years in conjunction with the Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America®. The first competition, held in 1996 in Vail, Colorado, featured 600 beers from 250 breweries. The 2016 World Beer Cup featured 6,596 beers from 1,907 breweries representing 55 countries. Entries were judged by an international panel of 253 judges from 31 countries.[1]



For the 2012 World Beer Cup, the entry fee was $150 per beer, in addition to delivering a free case of that beer to the venue.[2]

Brewery awards[edit]

Champion Brewery (Very Small)[edit]

Champion Brewery (Small)[edit]

Champion Brewery (Medium)[edit]

Champion Brewery (Large)[edit]

Champion Brewpub (Small)[edit]

Champion Brewpub (Large)[edit]

Beer awards[edit]


European-Style Low-Alcohol Lager/German-Style Leicht(bier)[edit]

German-Style Pilsener[edit]

Bohemian-Style Pilsener[edit]

Münchner (Munich)-Style Helles[edit]

Dortmunder/European-Style Export or German-Style Oktoberfest/Wiesen (Meadow)[edit]

Vienna-Style Lager[edit]

German-Style Märzen[edit]

European-Style Dark/Münchner Dunkel[edit]

German-Style Schwarzbier[edit]

Traditional German-Style Bock[edit]

German-Style Heller Bock/Maibock[edit]

German-Style Strong Bock[edit]

American-Style Light Lager[edit]

American-Style Low-Carbohydrate Light Lager[edit]

American-Style "Light" Amber Lager[edit]

American-Style Lager[edit]

American-Style Premium Lager[edit]

Dry Lager[edit]

American-Style Ice Lager[edit]

American-Style Malt Liquor[edit]

American-Style Specialty Lager[edit]

American-Style Amber Lager[edit]

American-Style Dark Lager[edit]

Australasian, Latin American or Tropical-Style Light Lager[edit]

European-Style Pilsener[edit]

International-Style Lager[edit]

Baltic Porter[edit]


Belgian-Style White (or Wit) /Belgian-Style Wheat[edit]

Belgian-and French-Style Ale[edit]

French-Belgian-Style Saison[edit]

French-Style Bière de Garde[edit]

Belgian-Style Pale Ale[edit]

Belgian-Style Sour Ale[edit]

Belgian-Style Lambic[edit]

Belgian-Style Flanders/Oud Bruin or Oud Red Ale[edit]

Belgian-Style Abbey Ale[edit]

Belgian-Style Dubbel[edit]

Belgian-Style Tripel[edit]

Belgian-Style Strong Ale[edit]

Belgian-Style Pale Strong Ale[edit]

Belgian-Style Dark Strong Ale[edit]

Other Belgian-Style Ale[edit]

English-Style Summer Ale[edit]

Classic English-Style Pale Ale[edit]

English-Style India Pale Ale[edit]

Ordinary Bitter[edit]

Special Bitter or Best Bitter[edit]

(English-Style) Extra Special Bitter or Strong Bitter[edit]

Scottish-Style Ale[edit]

English-Style Mild Ale[edit]

English-Style Brown Ale[edit]

Brown Porter[edit]

Robust Porter[edit]

Sweet Stout[edit]

Oatmeal Stout[edit]

Strong Scotch Ale[edit]

British-Style Imperial Stout[edit]

Old Ale[edit]

Strong Ale[edit]

Barley Wine-Style Ale[edit]

German-Style Kölsch/Köln-Style Kölsch[edit]

German-Style Brown Ale/Düsseldorf-Style Altbier[edit]

South German-Style Hefeweizen/Hefeweissbier[edit]

German-Style Pale Wheat Ale[edit]

German-Style Dark Wheat Ale[edit]

South German-Style Dunkel Weizen/Dunkel Weissbier[edit]

South German-Style Weizenbock/Weissbock[edit]

Irish-Style Red Ale[edit]

Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout[edit]

Foreign (Export)-Style Stout[edit]

Golden or Blonde Ale[edit]

American-Style Pale Ale[edit]

American-Style Strong Pale Ale[edit]

India Pale Ale[edit]

American-Style India Pale Ale[edit]

Imperial or Double India Pale Ale[edit]

American-Style Amber/Red Ale[edit]

Imperial or Double Red Ale[edit]

American-Style Brown Ale[edit]

American-Style Sour Ale[edit]

American-Style Stout[edit]

American-Style Extra Special Bitter or Strong Bitter[edit]

American-Style Wheat Wine Ale[edit]

American-Style Imperial Stout[edit]

International Pale Ale[edit]

Other International Ale[edit]

Other beers[edit]

Non-Alcoholic (Beer) Malt Beverage[edit]

Non-Alcoholic Malt Tonic[edit]

American-Style Cream Ale or Lager[edit]

American-Style Wheat Ale or Lager[edit]

American-Style Wheat Beer[edit]

American-Style Wheat Beer With Yeast (Hefeweizen)[edit]

Rye Beer[edit]

Fruit and Vegetable Beer[edit]

Herb and Spice Beer[edit]

Coffee Flavored Beer[edit]

Specialty Beer[edit]

Specialty Honey Beer[edit]

Session Beer (Low Alcohol)[edit]

Other Strong Beer[edit]

Experimental Beer[edit]

Out of Category - Traditionally Brewed Beer[edit]

Gluten Free Beer[edit]

American-Belgo-Style Ale[edit]

Wood- and Barrel-aged Beer[edit]

Wood- and Barrel-aged Strong Beer[edit]

Wood- and Barrel-aged Sour Beer[edit]

Aged Beer[edit]

Kellerbier/Zwickelbier (Cellar or Unfiltered Beer)[edit]

Smoked Beer[edit]

Chocolate/Cocoa Beer[edit]


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