The Brewers Association just announced the medalists at their World Beer Cup. Lone Star State winners included:
Category: Vienna-Style Lager (25 Entries)
Gold: The Covey Restaurant & Brewery (Fort Worth), Vienna Lager
Category: Strong Scotch Ale (43 Entries)
Gold: Saint Arnold Brewing Co. (Houston), Divine Reserve No. 4
Category: American-Style Wheat Beer (14 Entries)
Silver: Spoetzl Brewery (Shiner), Shiner Dunkelweizen
Category: International Pale Ale (20 Entries)
Silver: Saint Arnold Brewing Co. (Houston), Elissa IPA
Category: German-Style Heller Bock/Maibock (31 Entries)
Bronze: Rahr & Sons Brewing LP (Fort Worth), Bucking Bock
Full list of 2008 winners here.
Commentary: Of the ones I've had, I can say they are deserving winners. I haven't tried either one of those Fort Worth beers, though. Sounds like I need to make a trip to Cowtown! Actually, Rahr gets distributed here in Austin, so maybe I can track down that bock.
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