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The World Beer Cup Presents the Greatest Beers of 2023


10,213 entries from 51 international locations compete in world’s largest skilled beer competitors

Nashville, Tenn. — The Brewers Affiliation (BA)—the not-for-profit commerce group devoted to selling and defending America’s small and unbiased craft brewers—acknowledged 307 winners in the course of the 2023 World Beer Cup (WBC) awards ceremony on Could 10, 2023.

The most effective beers in 103 beer classes masking 176 totally different beer types (together with all subcategories) acquired gold, silver, and bronze awards, setting new requirements for craft beer globally. Judging for the World Beer Cup befell over 18 classes and 9 days. A panel of 272 judges from 26 international locations evaluated 10,213 entries from 2,376 breweries representing 51 international locations.

“The World Beer Cup brings collectively the best brewers and beers from across the globe and celebrates creativity, craftsmanship, and fervour for nice beer,” stated Chris Williams, World Beer Cup competitors director. “Receiving a World Beer Cup award is a testomony to high quality and innovation, and we commend this 12 months’s winners for setting the bar greater than ever.” The awards ceremony was held together with the Craft Brewers Convention & BrewExpo America® on the Music Metropolis Middle in Nashville, Tenn. Established in 1996, the World Beer Cup celebrates the artwork and science of brewing globally and creates higher client consciousness about totally different beer types and taste profiles. Beforehand a biennial occasion, the competitors was annualized final 12 months, making 2023 the primary back-to-back competitors.

1. 14th competitors (skipped 2020; annualized beginning 2022)

2. Entries: 10,213

3. Breweries: 2,376

4. Worldwide breweries: 22.9% (546 worldwide)

5. Nations: 51

6. First-time brewery entries: 522

7. Judges: 272

8. Worldwide judges: 105

9. Decide international locations: 26

10. First-time judges: 44

11. Judging classes and days: 9 days, 18 classes

12. Beer Type Classes: 103

13. Beer Kinds: 176 (consists of all subcategories)

14. Avg variety of beers in every class: 99


Most entered model classes:

1. Class 102, American-Type India Pale Ale: 412 entries

2. Class 103, Juicy or Hazy India Pale Ale: 374 entries

3. Class 40, German-Type Pilsener: 233 entries

4. Class 35, Worldwide Gentle Lager: 220 entries

5. Class 30, Wooden- and Barrel-Aged Sturdy Stout: 202 entries

Nations with probably the most entries:

1. United States: 8,135

2. Canada: 444

3. Japan: 223

4. Germany: 189

5. Australia: 152

*Out of a complete potential 309 awards in 103 beer model classes, 307 had been awarded. Gold awards weren’t given in Class 20, Experimental India Pale Ale, or in Class 77, English Ale.

Editor’s be aware: Pictures for media use can be found on the WBC web site. A recording of the awards ceremony will be seen right here. Earlier years’ winners will be discovered right here.

The 2023 World Beer Cup competitors was made potential partially by the beneficiant assist of its sponsors: ABS Business, John I. Haas, Fermentis, First Key, Rahr Malting, Sahm, and Siemens.

Concerning the Brewers Affiliation

The Brewers Affiliation (BA) is the not-for-profit commerce affiliation devoted to small and unbiased American brewers, their beers and the neighborhood of brewing fans. The BA represents 5,800-plus U.S. breweries. The BA’s unbiased craft brewer seal is a extensively adopted image that differentiates beers by small and unbiased craft brewers. The BA organizes occasions together with the World Beer Cup®, Nice American Beer Pageant®, Craft Brewers Convention® & BrewExpo America®, Homebrew Con™, Nationwide Homebrew Competitors and American Craft Beer Week®. The BA publishes The New Brewer® journal, and Brewers Publications® is the main writer of brewing literature within the U.S. Beer lovers are invited to be taught extra concerning the dynamic world of craft beer at CraftBeer.com® and about homebrewing through the BA’s American Homebrewers Affiliation®. Comply with us on Fb, Twitter, and Instagram.

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