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14th August 2017

World Beer Awards winners announced

Winners for the World Beer Awards’ Country and Style categories came from all over the globe when they were announced on Thursday, August 10. Countries represented on the podium included Cambodia, Brazil, Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom.


According to Chair of Judges, Adrian Tierney-Jones, ‘the competition is a great snapshot of the great interest in beer all around the world. I would also like to thank the judges, many of them British Guild of Beer members, who have done their work diligently and professionally’.


The final list of the category winners (World’s Best Lager, Dark, Pale, Wheat, Stout/Porter, Sour, Speciality, Flavoured) will be announced September 21.


Dark Beer

American Brown Ale                      Edinburgh Beer Factory       BUNK! Edinburgh Brown
Barley Wine                                   Schwarzbräu                        Aged Bock 2012
Belgian Style Dubbel                     Collesi                                 Rossa
Belgian Style Strong                      Samuel Adams                    Thirteenth Hour Stout
Black IPA                                      White Sails                          Snake Island CDA
Brown Ale                                     Jopen                                 Bokbier
English Brown Ale                         Boar                                    Brown
Mild                                              Long Man Brewery               Old Man
Oud Bruin                                     Liefmans                             Goudenband
Strong                                          Novo Brazil                          Cookie Muncher

Flavored Beer

Chocolate & Coffee                       Dama                                  Fellas
Fruit & Vegetable                          Lohn Bier                             Catharina Sour UVA
Herb & Spice                                Taiwan Head Brewers          Start of Autumn Tea Ale
Honey & Maple                             Maple                                  Gold
Smoke                                          Musta Lomittaja                   Black Saison
Spirit                                            Gouden Carolus                   Cuvée van de Keizer Whisky Infused
Wood Aged                                  Surtur                                  8,2


Alcohol Free                                  Damm                                 Free Damm
Amber / Vienna                              Schützengarten                    St. Galler Klosterbräu
Bock                                            Bauhöfer                             Ulmer Maibock
Czech-stlye Pale                           Cisk                                    Pilsner
Dark                                             Hausen Bier                        Dunkel
Dortmunder                                   Tazawako Beer                    Pilsner
German-style Pale                         Bauhöfer                             Ulmer Pilsener
Helles/Munchen                             Fujizakura Heights Beer       Munchen Lager
Low Carb/Low Alcohol 0.1 – 2%     Mica                                    SIN
Seasonal                                      Pyynikin                              Mosaic Lager
Strong                                          Votus                                  003

Pale Beer

Altbier                                           Les Trois Mousquetaires      Sticke Alt
Amber                                          Cevada Pura                       Irish Red ALE
Barley Wine                                   Cameron’s Where the Buffalo Roam Barleywine
Belgian Style Ale                           Sunset Brew                        Sunset Saison
Belgian Style Blonde                     Leffe                                   Blonde
Belgian Style Strong                      Leffe                                   Rituel
Belgian Style Tripel                        Wäls Trippel
Biére De Garde / Saison                Paljas                                  Saison
Bitter 4% – 5%                               Ho! La! Ho!                          Captain Crow Extra Pale Ale
Bitter over 5%                               Stewart Brewing                   Radical Road
Bitter up to 4%                              Corsaire                              Kirke
Cream Ales                                   Colorado                             Murica
Golden                                         O Motim                              Hell de Janeiro
Imperial/Double IPA                       Man Overboard                   DIPA
IPA                                               CLT                                     India Pale Ale
Kölsch                                          Mt Begbie Brewing               High Country Kolsch
Low-Strength                                 Big Drop                             Citrus Pale Ale
Pale Ale                                        Whitefrontier Brewery           Freeride World Tour
Seasonal                                      Riviere d’Ain                        Thou
Session IPA                                  McGargles                           Little Bangin’ Session IPA

Sour Beer

Flavoured Lambic                          Tilquin à l’ancienne               Quetsche
Gueuze                                         Les Trois Mousquetaires      Ceci n’est pas une Gueuze
Kriek                                             Samuel Adams                    American Kriek
Lambic                                         Le Trou du Diable                L’Hérisson-Brassin spécial
Sour Ale                                       Rügener Insel-Brauerei         Seepferd

Speciality Beer

Brut / Champagne                         Oud Beersel                        Bzart Lambiek
Experimental                                 Reddot                                Sauvignon Ale
Gluten-free                                    Brunehaut                            Triple
Rice                                              Bossuwé Brewing Co.          Betty B.
Rye                                              Hook Norton                        Red Rye
Steam                                           Maryensztadt Brewery          Wunderbar13

Stout & Porter

Flavoured Stout / Porter                 Hideji-beer brewery              Kurikuro
Imperial Stout                               Harvey’s                              Imperial Extra Double Stout
Porter                                           Bilboquet                            La Corriveau
Stout                                            Stonehead                           Dark Side
Strong Porter                                Guinness                             West indies Porter
Sweet/Milk/Oatmeal Stout              Morena                                Celtica Stout

Wheat Beer

Alcohol Free                                  Alpirsbacher                        Weizen Isotonisch
Bavarian Hefeweiss                       Hirsch                                 Hefe Weisse
Bavarian Kristal                             Ketterer                               Ur-Weisse kristall
Belgian Style Witbier                      Búzios                                 Brigitte
Dark                                             Leavenworth Biers               Boulder Bend Dunkelweizen
Strong                                          Unibroue                             Don de Dieu


Note to editors

This year the World Beer Awards saw 2000 beers entered from 400 breweries, with initial judging taking part in the USA, Canada, Germany, Brazil, Japan and the UK; on the final day of judging, nearly 100 judges from across the world took part. For more information please contact Anita Ujszaszi at Paragraph Publishing,