Brewers from around the world received awards from an elite international panel of judges in the 2012 Brewers Association World Beer Cup. The ninth bi-annual competition boasted the strongest field of entrants on record, with 799 breweries from 54 countries and 45 U.S. states entering 3,921 beers in 95 beer style categories.
Referred to as the ‘The Olympics of Beer Competition’ since brewers are eligible for either gold, silver and bronze awards. A total of 284 awards were given at this year’s ceremony held in San Diego.
Mexico’s Cerveza al Cingoneria Hazmela Rusa won a Gold in the Chocolate Beer category while Chicago’s Last Chance won a gold in American-Belgo Style Ale category. In the Australasian, Latin American or Tropical-Style Light Category Argentina’s Quilmes Cristal won a gold.
In the same category Norte Blanca from the Cerveceria y Malteria Quilmes brewery in Buenos Aires, Argentina won bronze. Bolivia’s Paceña Pico de Oro took a gold for best International Style Lager while Norte Blanca won again winning a bronze, a category that had over 60 entries.
For a complete list of winners visit the World Beer Cup site here.