2 Fort Collins Breweries Win Medals at the World Beer Cup
‘The Olympics of Beer Competition’ as it is referred to in the brewing industry. The World Beer Cup brings together great brewers from all corners of the globe. Plus, the awards are highly regarded. A brewer who wins a World Beer Cup gold award knows that their winning beer represents the best of that beer style in the world. Fort Collins brewers took home three medals last weekend at the event.
The ninth biannual competition held Saturday in San Diego, Calif., by the Boulder-based Brewers Association saw a record 799 breweries from across the world enter 3,921 beers in 95 beer style categories for evaluation by a panel of judges.
Fort Collins’ Odell Brewing Co. and Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project both won for their beers.
Crooked Stave, which is in the process of moving from Funkwerks in Fort Collins to Denver, won a bronze for its Wild Wild Brett Rouge in the American-Style Brett Ale, which had 28 entries.
Odell won a bronze medal for its Double Pilsner in the Other Strong Beer category, which had 35 entries. The brewery also took home a silver for its IPA in the American-Style Strong Pale Ale category, which had 82 entries. In addition to the medals, Doug and Wynne Odell and Doug’s sister, Corkie Odell, co-owners of Odell Brewing Co., were recognized with the Brewers Association Recognition award for its charitable support of local nonprofits and support of local home brewers starting their own professional breweries.
Some other Colorado brewers joined Odell and Crooked Stave on the winner’s list, including Blue Moon Brewing Co., Bull & Bush Brewery, Crabtree Brewing Company, Golden Brewing Co., Rock Bottom Denver, Miller Brewing Co. and Oskar Blues.