- May 07, 2016 - Local Brewers Win Ten Medals at 2016 World Beer Cup
- With Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant leading the way, seven breweries in the Delaware Valley market won a total of ten medals at the 2016 World Cup last night; the award ceremony was the final event of the Craft Brewers Conference in Philadelphia this past week.
Iron Hill took home one Gold and four Silver medals:
Category: 62 Belgian-Style Tripel
Gold: Bedotter, Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant - Lancaster
Category: 79 British-Style Imperial Stout
Silver: Russian Imperial Stout, Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant - Media
Category: 29 Aged Beer
Silver: Solzhenitsyn, Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant - Media
Category: 11 Coffee Beer
Silver: Overload Stout, Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant - West Chester
Category: 91 Double Red Ale
Silver: Valentinus IPA, Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant - Wilmington
Three additional Gold medals were part of the total wins:
Category: 47 American-Style Dark Lager
Gold: Jump Seat Black Lager, Lancaster Brewing Co.
Category: 43 German-Style Bock or Maibock
Gold: Maibock, Stoudts Brewing Co.
Category: 3 Fruit Beer
Gold: Shady Spot, Susquehanna Brewing Co.
Plus another Silver and a Bronze:
Category: 69 Classic English-Style Pale Ale
Silver: Puddlers Row ESB, Conshohocken Brewing Co.
Category: 10 Chocolate Beer
Bronze: Kerplunk! Imperial Chocolate Stout, Spring House Brewing Co.
This year's World Beer Cup saw 6,596 beers from 1,907 breweries representing 55 countries—a 38.5 percent increase in the number of entries from the 2014 World Beer Cup, which had 4,754 entries. Entries were judged by an elite international panel of 253 judges from 31 countries. Judges awarded 287 out of 288 total possible awards (A gold award was not presented in the Fresh or Wet Hop Ale category).
Pennsylvania's 11 medals (include one each won by Roundabout and Straub in Western PA) placed it fourth among the states which were home to an award winning brewery and tied for seventh among the nations which won medals.