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32 Colorado Breweries Recognized at 2016 World Beer Cup

The state's 38 awards include 11 gold medals and a champion brewery and brewmaster title

12Degree Brewing

At the 2016 World Beer Cup held Friday in Philadelphia, 32 Colorado breweries took home 38 awards, including 11 gold medals and a champion brewery and brewmaster title.

Louisville's 12Degree Brewing took home the most awards for the state, including a gold medal for Treachery in the Belgian­-Style Pale Strong Ale category, and a bronze medal for Soleil in the French & Belgian-­Style Saison category. 12Degree also was named Champion Brewery and Brewmaster in the Small Brewpub category.

A handful of Colorado breweries took home two awards, including Manitou Brewing Co., Aspen Brewing Co., Dry Dock Brewing Co., and Left Hand Brewing Co.

Colorado swept the Belgian-Style Pale Strong Ale category, with 12Degree's gold medal, as well as a silver medal for Gemini Beer Co.'s Sanctuary Golden Strong Ale, and a bronze for Funkwerks' Deceit.

Gold, silver, and bronze awards were presented across 96 beer style categories during the ceremony, which is considered to be the olympics of beer competitions and takes place every other year following the Craft Brewers Conference.

The competition this year included 253 judges scoring 6,596 beers from 1,907 breweries across 55 countries. Below is a complete list of Colorado winners in their respective categories.


Category: 1 American-Style Wheat Beer - 28 Entries
Silver: Whacked Out Wheat, Telluride Brewing Co., Telluride, CO

Category: 3 Fruit Beer - 77 Entries
Silver: Razz Against the Machine, Little Machine, Denver, CO

Category: 4 Fruit Wheat Beer - 46 Entries
Gold: First Peach Ale, Blue Moon Brewing Co., Golden, CO

Category: 5 Belgian-Style Fruit Beer - 58 Entries
Silver: Coal Kriek, Gravity Brewing, Louisville, CO

Category: 6 Pumpkin Beer - 25 Entries
Gold: Pump Action Imperial Pumpkin Ale, 4 Noses Brewing Co., Broomfield, CO

Category: 8 Chili Beer - 58 Entries
Gold: Yellow Fever, Comrade Brewing Co., Denver, CO

Category: 18 Experimental Beer - 86 Entries
Silver: Cerise Mousseux Nouveau, Manitou Brewing Co., Manitou Springs, CO

Category: 19 Fresh or Wet Hop Ale - 10 Entries
Silver: High Ground IPA, Manitou Brewing Co., Manitou Springs, CO
Bronze: Double Conundrum Imperial Red Fresh Hop, Aspen Brewing Co., Aspen, CO

Category: 29 Aged Beer - 40 Entries
Bronze: 2012 Dr. Strangelove Barleywine, Strange Craft Beer Co., Denver, CO

Category: 34 Baltic-Style Porter - 44 Entries
Bronze: Black Aria Baltic Porter, Mountain Sun Breweries, Denver, CO

Category: 35 German-Style Pilsener - 108 Entries
Silver: Pilsner, Dry Dock Brewing Co. - South Dock, Aurora, CO

Category: 39 Vienna-Style Lager - 57 Entries
Bronze: Puesta del Sol, WeldWerks Brewing Co., Greeley, CO

Category: 44 German-Style Doppelbock or Eisbock - 53 Entries
Silver: Warning Sign, Rockyard Brewing Co., Castle Rock, CO

Category: 46 American-Style Amber Lager - 59 Entries
Gold: Steam Engine Lager, Steamworks Brewing Co., Durango, CO

Category: 47 American-Style Dark Lager - 29 Entries
Bronze: Saint Patrick's Black, Saint Patrick's Brewing Co., Littleton, CO

Category: 50 German-Style Altbier - 56 Entries
Gold: 90 Shilling, Odell Brewing Co., Fort Collins, CO
Silver: Little Red Cap, Grimm Brothers Brewhouse, Loveland, CO

Category: 56 French & Belgian-Style Saison - 116 Entries
Bronze: Soleil Saison, 12Degree Brewing, Louisville, CO

Category: 58 Belgian-Style Pale Ale or Blonde Ale - 60 Entries
Bronze: Golden Ghost, Lost Highway Brewing, Denver, CO

Category: 63 Belgian-Style Pale Strong Ale - 48 Entries
Gold: Treachery, 12Degree Brewing, Louisville, CO
Silver: Sanctuary Golden Strong Ale, Gemini Beer Co., Westminster, CO
Bronze: Deceit, Funkwerks, Fort Collins, CO

Category: 65 Other Belgian-Style Ale - 43 Entries
Bronze: Sugarfoot Belgian Table Beer, Spangalang Brewery, Denver, CO

Category: 67 English-Style Summer Ale - 30 Entries
Bronze: True Blonde Ale, SKA Brewing Co., Durango, CO

Category: 68 Ordinary or Special Bitter - 36 Entries
Gold: Amber, Dry Dock Brewing Co. - North Dock, Aurora, CO
Silver: Sawtooth Ale, Left Hand Brewing Co., Longmont, CO

Category: 71 English-Style India Pale Ale - 41 Entries
Gold: Independence Pass Ale, Aspen Brewing Co., Aspen, CO
Silver: Punjabi Pale Ale, CooperSmith's Pub & Brewing, Fort Collins, CO

Category: 73 English-Style Brown Ale - 50 Entries
Silver: Sweet George's Brown, Dillon Dam Brewery, Dillon, CO

Category: 74 Brown Porter - 66 Entries
Bronze: Blue Nose Brown, Red Leg Brewing Co., Colorado Springs, CO

Category: 78 Scotch Ale - 70 Entries
Gold: Clan Warrior Scotch Ale, Odyssey Beerwerks, Arvada, CO

Category: 83 Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout - 42 Entries
Silver: Irish Stout, Carver Brewing Co., Durango, CO

Category: 84 Export Stout - 52 Entries
Gold: Fade to Black, Volume 1, Left Hand Brewing Co., Longmont, CO

Category: 91 Double Red Ale - 51 Entries
Gold: Summit Sunrise, Denver Beer Co. - Canworks, Denver, CO

Category: 92 Imperial Red Ale - 37 Entries
Bronze: Wreak Havoc, Bootstrap Brewing, Niwot, CO

Category: 93 American-Style Brown Ale - 81 Entries
Bronze: Upslope Brown Ale, Upslope Brewing Co. - Flatiron Park, Boulder, CO

World Beer Cup Champion Brewery and Brewmaster
Small Brewpub
12Degree Brewing
Jon Howland & Tor O'Brien
Louisville, CO

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