The World Beer Cup was held this week, with Texan brewers cementing their reputation as producing some of the world’s best beers.
The event is organized by the Brewers Association and is regarded as the Olympics of Beer. This year competition was fierce as there were 10,213 entries from 2,376 breweries competing in 103 categories representing fifty-one countries.
Texas was one of the states that performed the best at the event, with Texan brewers winning eighteen medals, four going to breweries in Houston.
The four Houston breweries that won medals were:
- 11 Below was awarded gold in the Wood-and-Barrel-Aged Strong Stout category for its Big Mistake beer.
- Mother in Lage, by Karbach Brewing, won a silver medal in the international dark lager category.
- Dollar Pills Y’All by Holler Brewing took the silver medal in the Pilsner category.
- Finally, the Pumpinkator, produced by Saint Arnold’s Brewery, won the silver medal for pumpkin beer. The beer contains 11.2% alcohol, which is far more potent than most beers.
- Saint Arnold also won a bronze medal in the English mild or bitter division for their Bronze Amber Ale.
11 Below, 6820 Bourgeois Rd
Saint Arnold, 2000 Lyons Ave
Holler Brewing, 2206 Edwards St., Suite A
Karbach Brewing Co., 2032 Karbach St