Sunday, April 20, 2008

Texas Winners at the World Beer Cup

The Brewers Association just announced the medalists at their World Beer Cup. Lone Star State winners included:

Category: Vienna-Style Lager (25 Entries)
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)
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.


Anonymous said...

Dave T says ...

Lee, Lee, Lee. You didn't mention Lone Star's pair of silver medals.

(Or that Old Milwaukee Light took the gold in American-Style Light Lager. Yeah, they're not a Texas beer, but how could you pass that up?)

Personally, I like the winners for Category 35, the hobo division.

Lee said...

Hmmm … I guess I overlooked Lone Star because I did a word search on "Texas" — which would exclude Lone Star because it is officially brewed by Pabst out of WOODRIGE, ILLINOIS! (Cue the cowboys saying "New York City?!? Get a rope."

Good lord, I'm damned glad I didn't have to be a judge in Category 35.

assurbanipaul said...

Actually, I believe both Lone Star and Milwaukee Light are both contract-brewed by Miller here in Fort Worth.