Kudos to Third Street Aleworks of Santa Rosa, CA. for garnering two gold medals at the 2012 Brewers Association World Beer Cup.
Third Street topped 32 other entries to grab the Gold in Category 67 (Classic English-Style Pale Ale) for their Annadel Pale Ale. And, they beat 29 other breweries to get the gold in Category 83 (Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout) with their Blarney Sisters Dry Irish Stout.
Firestone Walker Brewing Company of Paso Robles, CA. whooped 82 other entries to take first and second for the American-Style Pale Ales category with their Pale 31 and Mission Street Pale.
According to the media release from the Brewers Association, “The ninth bi-annual competition boasted the strongest field of entrants on record, with 799 breweries from 54 countries and 45 U.S. states entering 3,921 beers in 95 beer style categories.”
A detailed analysis of the entries and awards can be found in the 2012 World Beer Cup Fact Sheet (PDF).
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- World Beer Cup Awards 2012 (brookstonbeerbulletin.com)
- 2012 World Beer Cup® Winners Announced (worldbeercup.org)