Here’s something to get hoppy about if you’re a local craft beer enthusiast.
Four Los Angeles area breweries took home six medals and one took home the title of Best Large Brewpub in the World at the 2016 World Beer Cup on Friday, May 6.
Your big winner?
Beachwood BBQ and Brewing, which was named the Best Large Brewpub in the World and won three medals: gold for Mocha Machine in the coffee beer category, silver for Kilgore in the American stout category and bronze for Udder Love in the sweet stout category.
Such an incredible night at #WorldBeerCup! We are so humbled by the honors, and so grateful to all of you #BeachwoodBrewing fans out there! It was so thrilling to see all of our friends take home medals as well! What an amazing time for #craftbeer in #California! Now grab a pint and celebrate! #LABeer #californiacraftbeer #socal #longbeach #craftbeer #beer #drinklocal #drinkcraft #supportlocal #instabeer #beerandbbq #BeachwoodBrewing #WBC2016 #cbc
The West Covina location of the B.J.’s Restaurant and Brewery chain also scored a gold medal in the robust porter category with P.M. Porter. Eagle Rock Brewery won a gold in the Belgian-style Flanders oud bruin old red ale category for Yearling, Smog City Brewing in Torrance won a silver in the American-style red ale category for its year-round Saber-Toothed Squirrel and Inglewood’s Three Weavers Brewing won a gold in the Imperial red ale category for Blood Junkie.
Have you had our #Hopful7IPA yet? This 7.1% ABV #westcoast #IPA showcases a brand new hop variety, Idaho 7. It's loaded with aromas and flavors of bright tropical fruit and fresh-cut melon. Surely you wouldn't want to miss out on that right? Come on over to the #brewpub for fresh pint or growler fill today! #longbeach #craftbeer #beer #drinklocal #drinkcraft #supportlocal #instabeer #beerandbbq #BeachwoodBrewing #hops #dank
The World Beer Cup, which is held every two years, is organized by the Brewers Association and includes nearly 100 categories for all styles of beer.
This year’s competition had more than 6,500 entries from nearly 2,000 breweries spanning 55 countries with an international panel of 253 judges from 31 countries.
According to Brewers Assn., this year there was a 38.5 percent increase in the number of entries from the 2014 World Beer Cup which is known among craft brewers as the “Olympics of Beer”.
The awards are further proof that L.A. is becoming a key player in the craft beer scene.
And that’s definitely something we can all cheers to.
[h/t LA Weekly]