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23rd July 2013

Hilden’s Twisted Hop Wins the 2013 Dublin Craft Beer Cup

The 2013 Dublin Craft Beer Cup was awarded to Hilden Brewing Company for their beer Twisted Hop. The competition also awarded 69 medals to some of the best breweries from all corners of the globe. The cup was awarded during the International Brewing and Distilling Convention, hosted by Alltech in Dublin, Ireland, July 18 – 20.

This unique event, the first of its kind allowed craft brewers to showcase their beers and have them rated by world-renowned beer judges. The 2013 competition saw entries from across the world, indicating that ambitious brewers are opening breweries and producing extremely high quality beer brands in once unlikely locations.

Award-winning brewers received prestigious gold, silver and bronze medals in eight different categories of beer, establishing the best examples of each style. Winners were chosen by an expert panel of 12 judges based on appearance, aroma, flavour, body, style and quality, from over 100 different breweries, hailing from North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania.

Overall Winner: Hilden Brewing Company – Twisted Hop

Hilden Brewing Company – Twisted Hop took home a gold medal and was overall winner of the competition. They are Ireland’s oldest independent brewery.


Learn more about the International Brewing and Distilling Convention at


Winners List

Gold Medal

Hilden Brewing Company – Twisted Hop

Left Hand Brewing Company – Sawtooth Ale

Carlow Brewing Company – O’Hara’s Leann Folláin

Carlow Brewing Company – O’Hara’s Irish Red

Ben Middlemiss Brewing – Nota Bene

Jopenkerk Bierbrouwerij – Jopen Adriaan

Brasserie Castelain – Ch’ti Triple

Toit Brewpub – Toit Weiss

Boulder Beer Company – Sweaty Betty Blonde

Moa Brewing Company – Moa Pale Ale

Sierra Nevada – American Pale Ale

Silver Medal


Anchor Brewing Company – Anchor Porter

Ben Middlemiss Brewing – Hodgson

Birras Artes – L’Arrosaa

Brasserie Castelain – Ch’ti Ambrée

Brasserie Castelain – Ch’ti Blonde

Niagara College Teaching Brewery – Butler’s Bitter

Carlow Brewing Company- O’Hara’s Barrel Series – Leann Folláin

Clada Group Ltd. – Kloster Scheyern Doppelbock Dunkel

Deep Creek Brewing Company-Dweller on the Threshold

Dingle Brewing Company- Tom Crean’s Lager

Dogfish Head – 60 minute IPA

Dogfish Head – Indian Brown Ale

Flying Dog Brewing Company – Snake Dog IPA

Founders Brewing Company – Founders Porter

Green Flash Brewing Co. – Double Stout

Jack Black Brewing Company – Lumberjack Amber Ale

Lefthand Brewing Company – Milk Stout

Mill Street Brewery – Mill Street Belgian Wit

Mill Street Brewery – Mill Street Porter

Natural Selection Brewing – Origin

Niagara Teaching College – Brew Master Wheat

Schipper’s Craft Beer – Schipper’s Chinook IPA

Sierra Nevada- Sierra Nevada Kellerweis Hefeweizen

Spearhead Brewing Company – Belgian Stout

Stone Brewing Co. – Stone IPA

Thornbridge Brewery – Wild Raven

Thornbridge Brewery – Halcyon

Toit Brewpub – Tintin Toit

Bronze Medal


Abita Brewing Co. – Purple Haze

Abita Brewing Co. – Turbodog

Anchor Brewing Company- Liberty Ale

Breckenridge Brewery- Avalanche Ale

Breckenridge Brewery- Vanilla Porter

Birra & Blues- Doble Malta

Blacks Kinsale Craft Brewery- Kinsale Pale Ale

Boulder Beer- Hazed and Infused

Carlow Brewing Company – O’Hara’s Irish Stout

Carlow Brewing Company – O’Hara’s Irish Pale Ale

Cerveceria Bayernbrau de Mexico – Ambar

Deep Creek Brewing Co. – Dusty Gringo

Flying Dog Brewery – Doggy Style Classic Pale Ale

Flying Dog – Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout

Founders Brewing Co – Founders Dirty Bastard

Great Lakes Brewing Company – Dortmunder Gold

Hardknott Brewing Company- Azimuth

Hardknott Brewing Company- Continuum

Hilden Brewing Company- Barney’s Brew

Jack Black Brewing Company – Butcher Block Pale Ale

Mighty Hop Brewery – Happy Daze

Mill Street Brewery – Cobblestone Stout

North Coast Brewing Company – PranQster

North Coast Brewing Company – Scrimshaw Pilsner

Rodenburg Brewery – Royal RHA IPA

Sixpoint Brewery – Sweet Action

Spearhead Brewing Company – Hawaiian Style Pale Ale

Thornbridge – Jaipur IPA

Three Floyds Brewing Co- Blackheart

Three Floyds Brewing Co- Zombie Dust


Photo Caption:

Winner of the Dublin Beer Cup at the Alltech Craft Brewing and Distilling Convention, Dublin, Ireland with Dr. Inge Russell and Dr. Mark Lyons, Alltech.


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