2023 World Beer Cup gold-medal winners from the U.S.

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Twenty-seven years after the inaugural event, the World Beer Cup is still going strong, introducing different styles of beer to the masses while handing out the proverbial hardware to breweries across the globe for their best-of-the-best efforts.

Overall, there are 111 beer categories in the competition—hard to believe, but true—which highlights and leaves little doubt as to why it’s considered the “Olympics of beer.”

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And if the final tally is any indication, the craft brewers in the United States should toast one for such a collectively incredible job.

Here are the gold-winning U.S. breweries for the 2023 World Beer Cup…

Gold: American Wheat Beer

(Neal Huttenhow, the brewmaster for Saddle Mountain Brewing Company, USA TODAY Network)
(Neal Huttenhow, the brewmaster for Saddle Mountain Brewing Company, USA TODAY Network)

Taildragger 5G — Saddle Mountain Brewing Co.

Gold: American-Style Amber Lager

Bruski — Noon Whistle Brewing

Gold: American-Style Amber/Red Ale

Summon Ifrit — BattleMage Brewing Co.

Gold: American-Style Black Ale or American-Style Stout

Falling Up — Grains of Wrath Brewing – Portland

Gold: American-Style Brown Ale

Janet’s Brown Ale — Wondrous Brewing Co.

Gold: American-Style Cream Ale

Cheetah — Rhinegeist Brewery


Gold: American-Style Imperial Stout

Block & Tackle Imperial Stout — Chetco Brewing Co.

Gold: American-Style India Pale Ale

Head Hunter — Fat Head’s Brewery & Saloon

Gold: American-Style Lager

Tahoe American Lager — FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

Gold: American-Style Pale Ale

MadeWest Pale — MadeWest Brewing Co.

Gold: American-Style Pilsener

O.G Pils — von C Brewing

Gold: American-Style Sour Ale

Poolside Chill — Escape Brewing Co.

Gold: American-Style Strong Pale Ale

Something Dank This Way Comes — Sunriver Brewing Co.

Gold: Australian-Style Pale Ale

(Blue Point Brewing Co.)
(Blue Point Brewing Co.)

Feel Good — Blue Point Brewing Co.

Gold: Belgian-Style Abbey Ale

Quad — Sugar Creek Brewing Co.


Gold: Belgian-Style Sour Ale

Vintage 2022 — New Glarus Brewing Co.

Gold: Belgian-Style Strong Specialty Ale

Lit Out From Reno — Schussboom Brewing Co.

Gold: Belgian-Style Tripel

Nectar Of The Gods — Redwood Brewing Co.

Gold: Belgian-Style Witbier

White Rascal — Avery Brewing Co.

Gold: Bohemian-Style Pilsener

Polaris Pilsner — Chainline Brewing Co.

Gold: Brett Beer

Four Threads — Cinderlands Beer Co. – Foederhouse

Gold: British-Style Imperial Stout

Others in Darkness — Verboten Brewing & Barrel Project

Gold: Brown Porter

Brown Porter — Incendiary Brewing Co. – Westbend

Gold: Chili Beer

Yellow Fever — Comrade Brewing Co.


Gold Medal: Chocolate Beer

Midnight Hike River — North Brewery – RiNo

Gold Medal: Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout

Lucky Four Leaf — Danville Brewing Co.

Gold: Coffee Beer

Daybreak — Wolf’s Ridge Brewing – Production Operations

Gold: Coffee Stout or Porter

Brunch Stout — Beale’s Beer

Gold: Contemporary American-Style Lager

Macroeconomics — Columbia Craft Brewing Co.

Gold: Contemporary Gose

Aloha State of Mind — COVA Brewing Co.

Gold: Dortmunder/Export or German-Style Oktoberfest

Festbier — Brick West Brewing Co.

Gold: English Mild or Bitter

Drift First — Magnitude Brewing Co.

Gold: English-Style Brown Ale

Shhhhhh…This Is Ryan’s Award Winning Brown Ale — Green Cheek Beer Co. – Costa Mesa


Gold: Experimental Wood-Aged Beer

Golden Fungi — IMBIB Custom Brews

Gold: Export Stout

Silent Neighbor — Atlas Brew Works

Gold: Field Beer

Cucumber Crush — 10 Barrel Brewing Co. – Bend Pub

Gold: Fruit Beer

Yuzu KSA — Fort Point Beer Co.

Gold: Fruited Wood- and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer

Margot — Lamplighter Brewing Co.

Gold: German-Style Altbier

Copper Alt. — Zipline Brewing Co.

Gold: German-Style Bock or Maibock

ChewBOCKa — Confluence Brewing Co.

Gold: German-Style Doppelbock or Eisbock

Emulator — 3rd Planet Brewing

Gold: German-Style Koelsch

Voss — Sonder Brewing

Gold: German-Style Maerzen or Franconian-Style Rotbier

Capri-derhosen — Quarter Celtic Brewpub


Gold: German-Style Pilsener

Pils — Von Ebert Brewing – Pearl

Gold: German-Style Schwarzbier

Schwarzbier — Incendiary Brewing Co. – Westbend

Gold: German-Style Wheat Ale

Kristal Weizen — Bearded Tang Brewery

Gold: Gluten-Free Beer

Ghostfish 8th Anniversary Beer — Ghostfish Brewing Co.

Gold: Golden or Blonde Ale

Boone Creek Blonde — Appalachian Mountain Brewery – Boone

Gold: Herb and Spice Beer

Pumpernickel Porter — Vintage Brewing Co.

Gold: Historical Beer

Decorah Nordic Gruit — PIVO Brewery

Gold: Honey Beer

BeeLoved — 10 Barrel Brewing Co. – Bend Pub

Gold: Hoppy Lager

Imagine 14 Years — Freetail Brewing Co.

Gold: Imperial India Pale Ale

Hoptomic — Morgan Territory Brewing


Gold: International Dark Lager

Basic Ought — Basic City Beer Co.

Gold: International India Pale Ale

NZ-Fu! — North Park Beer Co.

Gold: International Lager

Japanese Lager — pFriem Family Brewers

Gold: International Pale Ale

Pale 586 — Faction Brewing

Gold: International Pilsener

Little Wing — Horse Thief Hollow Brewing Co.

Gold: Irish-Style Red Ale

Equanimity — Ursa Minor Brewing

Gold: Juicy or Hazy Imperial India Pale Ale

The Great Coneholio — Moonraker Brewing Co.

Gold: Juicy or Hazy India Pale Ale

Wherever You Go — Green Cheek Beer Co. – Costa Mesa

Gold: Juicy or Hazy Pale Ale

Alpenhaze — Icicle Brewing Co.

Gold: Juicy or Hazy Strong Pale Ale

Templin Family Squirrel! — Templin Family Brewing


Gold: Mixed-Culture Brett Beer

Knitting Circle S3 Batch C — Fair Isle Brewing

Gold: Munich-Style Helles

Tates Helles — Oyster City Brewing Co.

Gold: Oatmeal Stout

Pure Imagination — Verboten Brewing & Barrel Project

Gold: Old Ale or Strong Ale

Olde Ale — AleSmith Brewing Co.

Gold: Other Strong Beer

Superswell — Pelican Brewing Co. – Tillamook

Gold: Pumpkin Beer

Pumpkin Ale — Backpocket Brewing

Gold: Robust Porter

Penn Quarter Porter — DC Brau Brewing Co.

Gold: Rye Beer

The Hills Have Ryes — Spearfish Brewing Co.

Gold: Scotch Ale

Full Malted Jacket — Beachwood Brewing – Huntington Beach

Gold: Scottish-Style Ale

The Fulkin — Half Batch Brewing


Gold: Session Beer or Belgian-Style Table Beer

First To Fall — The Good Society Brewery & Public House

Gold: Session India Pale Ale

Wild Gravity — Bend Brewing Co.

Gold: Smoke Beer

Unearthing the Orb — Resolute Brewing Co.

Gold: South German-Style Hefeweizen

Altstadt Hefe — Altstadt Brewery

Gold: South German-Style Weizenbock

AlpenGlow — Fat Head’s Brewery

Gold: Specialty Beer

Imperial Maple Sunday — Lone Pine Brewing Co. – Portland Taproom

Gold: Specialty Berliner-Style Weisse

Gindulgence — 10 Barrel Brewing Co.

Gold: Strong Porter

Baltic Porter — State 48 Brewery

Gold: Strong Red Ale

Bone Head — Fat Head’s Brewery

Gold: Sweet Stout or Cream Stout

30 E Stout St — Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant – Greenville

Gold: Vienna-Style Lager

Ramstein Northern Hills Amber Lager — High Point Brewing Co.

Gold: Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer

Ginette — Jessup Farm Barrel House

Gold: Wood- and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer

Scots Gone Wild — Real Ale Brewing Co.

Gold: Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Beer

Old Chungus — Confluence Brewing Co.

Gold: Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Stout

Big Mistake — 11 Below Brewing Co.

Story originally appeared on List Wire