California Craft Breweries Bring Home 42 Medals in Prestigious Beer Competition: The World Beer Cup

This week in Nashville, Tennessee, more than 8,000 beers from 66 countries were judged by a panel of international judges – showcasing the growth and excellence of the global brewing community. Out of the 301 medals awarded at the event, American craft breweries won the highest number of awards at 242 total medals. California craft breweries brought home 42 bronze, silver and gold medals – more than any other state in the nation.

Photo Credits: Brewers Association

The list of California craft brewery medalists is listed below. The full winners list can be viewed here.

  • Bronze: Clutch’s American Wheat, Tustin Brewing Co., Tustin, CA
  • Silver: The Patsy, Barley Forge Brewing Co., Costa Mesa, CA
  • Bronze: Heat of the Night, Hoparazzi Brewing Co., Anaheim, CA
  • Silver: Pablo Escobeer, Beachwood BBQ & Brewing – Long Beach, Long Beach, CA
  • Gold: Portola Breakfast Stout, Tustin Brewing Co., Tustin, CA
  • Gold: DBA (Double Barrel Ale) Firestone Walker Brewing Co., Paso Robles CA
  • Silver: Mocha Machine, Beachwood BBQ & Brewing – Huntington Beach, Huntington Beach, CA
  • Bronze: Campfire Stout, High Water Brewing, Stockton, CA
  • Silver: Belgian Honey Blonde, No Clue Craft Brewery, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
  • Gold: The Thief, Societe Brewing Co., San Diego, CA
  • Bronze: Brother Harker Patersbier, Barrel Head Brewhouse, San Francisco, CA
  • Silver: Krieky Bones, Firestone Walker Barrelworks, Buellton, CA
  • Bronze: Guava Happens, The Rare Barrel, Berkeley, CA
  • Bronze: Three Tun, Hermitage Brewing Co., San Jose, CA
  • Gold: Train to Beersel, Bruery Terreux, Anaheim, CA
  • Gold: STiVO, Firestone Walker Brewing Co., Paso Robles, CA
  • Silver: Van ICE, MacLeod Ale Brewing Co., Van Nuys, CA
  • Gold: I Dunkled in My Pants, Figueroa Mountain Brewing, Buellton, CA
  • Bronze: Breakline Bock, Rip Current Brewing, San Marcos, CA
  • Bronze: Raspberry Rickey, Brewery Rex, Fullerton, CA
  • Bronze: Farmhouse, Karl Strauss Brewing Co. – 4S Ranch, San Diego, CA
  • Bronze: Domestique Belgian Blonde Ale, Rouleur Brewing Co., Carlsbad, CA
  • Bronze: El Sur, Casa Agria Specialty Ales, Oxnard, CA
  • Bronze: Annadel Pale Ale, Third Street Aleworks, Santa Rosa, CA
  • Gold: MacGavins Plaid Monkey, Monkey Paw Brewing, San Diego, CA
  • Gold: Porter, Jupiter, San Leandro, CA
  • Silver: Udder Love, Beachwood BBQ & Brewing – Huntington Beach, Huntington Beach, CA
  • Silver: Stagecoach Stout, Figueroa Mountain Brewing – Westlake Village, Westlake Village, CA
  • Gold: Big Wall, Strike Brewing Co., San Jose, CA
  • Gold: C-Hops, Firestone Walker Brewing Co., Paso Robles, CA
  • Silver: Double Nickles, Docent Brewing Co., San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • Silver: Radiant Beauty, Green Cheek Beer Co., Orange, CA
  • Gold: Nobility, Noble Ale Works, Anaheim, CA
  • Bronze: MadeWest Donlon, MadeWest Brewing Co., Ventura, CA
  • Gold: Ole Prospector, BNS Brewing & Distilling Co., Santee, CA
  • Silver: Faction Red, Faction Brewing Co., Alameda, CA
  • Gold: Local Shred Red, Alvarado Street Brewery, Salinas, CA
  • Silver: Red Rock, Figueroa Mountain Brewing – Arroyo Grande, Arroyo Grande, CA
  • Bronze: Restraint, Institution Ale Co., Camarillo, CA
  • Bronze: Hoppa Emeritus, Beachwood BBQ & Brewing, Long Beach, CA.
  • Gold: Cultivating Mass, Cooperage Brewing Co., Santa Rosa, CA
  • Bronze: HoliDAVE Artifex Brewing Co., San Clemente, CA

Photos from the winners can be viewed online here. Cheers to all the California craft breweries that continue to brew full-flavored and full-bodied craft beers!