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Thursday, April 17,2014

World Beer Cup winners...

By Josh Gross

In last week’s column, we told you about some of the local entries in the World Beer Cup, which was held last week in Denver.

How did the home team do at the big game?

Sixteen Colorado breweries took home awards in the 94 categories, including three in Boulder County.

Boulder Beer took gold out of 51 entries in the Chocolate Beer category for its Shake Chocolate Porter, Twisted Pine Brewing took gold out of 109 entries in the coffee beer category for its Big Shot Espresso Stout, and Left Hand Brewing in Longmont took gold out of 37 entries in the Ordinary or Special Bitter category for its Sawtooth Ale.

Here’s some other Colorado winners in this year’s competition.

Verboten Brewing in Loveland took bronze out of 112 entries in the Woodand Barrel-Aged Strong Beer category for its Bourbon Barrel Aged Mountain Man, and silver out of the 57 entries in the Oatmeal Stout category for its Pure Imagination.

Rock Bottom Brewing in Denver’s Baltic Gnome took silver out of 44 entries in the Baltic-Style Porter category.

AC Golden Brewing in Golden took gold out of 34 entries in the American- Style Amber Lager with its Winterfest beer.

Eddyline Brewing in Buena Vista took silver out of 33 entries in the Australasian-Style Pale Ale or International-Style Pale Ale for its River Runners Pale Ale.

Aspen Brewing took gold for its Saison in the 91-entry strong Frenchand Belgian-Style Saison category.

Wit’s End Brewing took bronze out 46 entries in the Belgian-Style Blonde Ale or Pale Ale category with its Jean- Claude Van Blond.

Funkwerks in Fort Collins took silver out of 41 entries in the Belgian-Style Pale Strong Ale for its Deceit.

Glenwood Canyon Brewing Co., in Glenwood Springs earned bronze in the English Style Brown Ale category for its No Name beer, with a total of 49 entrants.

Riff Raff Brewing Co., in Pagosa Springs took bronze out of the 42 entrants in the British-Style Imperial Stout category for its Weapon of Self Destruction Imperial Stout.

Red Leg Brewing in Colorado Springs took bronze out of 38 entrants in the Foreign-Style Stout category with its Devil Dog Stout.

Cannonball Creek Brewing in Golden took bronze out of 122 entrants in the American-Style Pale Ale category for its Featherweight Pale Ale.

Odell Brewing in Fort Collins beat out the other 90 entrants in the American-Style Amber/Red Ale to take gold for its Runoff.

Coors Brewing was the only other brewery in Colorado besides Verboten to win multiple awards, taking gold and bronze in the American-Style Lager or Light Lager or Pilsner for Coors Light and Coors Banquet, and Gold in the Irish-Style Red Ale category for Killian’s Irish Red. Those categories had 53 entrants and 46 entrants respectively.

And Coors also won the Brewers Association World Beer Cup 2014 Champion Brewery and Brewmaster for Large Brewing Company. The mid-size award went to Coronado Brewing Company in California, and the small company award went to Pelican Brewery in Pacific City, Ore.

Not too shabby a showing considering the 2,000-odd breweries that submitted beers for this year’s competition.

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