The 2018 Craft Brewers Conference held in Nashville, Tennessee, came to a close Thursday night with the awards ceremony for the bi-annual World Beer Cup competition, and four beers from Minnesota breweries were decorated with medals.
More than 8,000 entries from 66 countries were pitted against each other in this year’s global beer competition, called the “Olympics of Beer” on the competition’s website.
Waconia Brewing won big-time in the Sweet Stout or Cream Stout class, taking home a gold medal for their darkly divine Mo’Winta Milk Stout.
St. Louis Park brewery Steel Toe Brewing swiped a silver in the English-style Summer Ale category for their golden ale, Provider.
Taking home bronze medals were Summit Brewing Company and Beaver Island Brewing Company—Summit for its year-round Keller Pils in the Kellerbier or Zwickelbier category; and Beaver Island for their 4.6 percent crushable Check Pils in the Bohemian-Style Pilsener category.
Minnesota breweries aside, neighbors to the east, Earth Rider Brewery in Superior, Wisconsin, scored bronze for their oatmeal stout, North Tower Stout.
View the full 2018 winners list (and year’s past) over at the World Beer Cup’s website.