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Texas Craft Brewers Take Home 17 awards in the 2023 World Beer Cup

Photo courtesy of the Brewers Association

Congratulations to the Texas craft breweries who brought home 17 awards in the 2023 World Beer Cup!

The best beers in 103 beer categories covering 176 different beer styles (including all subcategories) received gold, silver, and bronze awards, setting new standards for craft beer globally. Judging for the World Beer Cup took place over 18 sessions and 9 days. A panel of 272 judges from 26 countries evaluated 10,213 entries from 2,376 breweries representing 51 countries.  

“The World Beer Cup brings together the finest brewers and beers from around the globe and celebrates creativity, craftsmanship, and passion for great beer,” said Chris Williams, World Beer Cup competition director. “Receiving a World Beer Cup award is a testament to quality and innovation, and we commend this year’s winners for setting the bar higher than ever.” 

Award Winning Texas Beers:

Fruit Beer
Bronze: Norma Jean – Five Stones Artisan Brewery in New Braunfels, TX

Pumpkin Beer
Silver: Pumpkinator– Saint Arnold Brewing Co. in Houston, TX

Herb and Spice Beer
Bronze: Fore! – Meanwhile Brewing Company. in Austin, TX

Rye Beer
Bronze: Pecan Street Rye Lager – Pecan Street Brewing in Johnson City, TX

Wood and Barrel-Aged Strong Stout
Gold: Big Mistake – 11 Below Brewing Company in Houston, TX

Wood and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer
Gold: Scots Gone Wild – Real Ale Brewing Co. in Blanco, TX
Silver: Golden Sour – Austin Beerworks in Austin, TX

Hoppy Lager
Gold: Imagine 14 Years – Freetail Brewing Co. in San Antonio, TX
Silver: Lasso Pils – Pinthouse Brewing in Austin, TX

German-Style Pilsener
Silver: Dollar Pils Y’all – Holler Brewing Co. in Houston, TX

American-Style Amber Lager
Silver: Hometown Lager – Second Pitch Beer Co. in San Antonio, TX

South German-Style Hefeweizen
Gold: Aldstadt Hefe– Aldstadt Brewery in Fredricksburg, TX

Belgian Fruit Beers
Bronze: Turtle Kriek – Peticolas Brewing Co. in Dallas, TX

English Mild or Bitter
Bronze: Amber Ale – Saint Arnold Brewing Co. in Houston, TX

Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout
Bronze: Feckin’ Oirish – Flix Brewhouse – El Paso in El Paso, TX

Golden or Blonde Ale
Silver: Big Thicket – White Rock Alehouse & Brewery in Dallas, TX

American-Style Amber/Red Ale
Silver: Bugsey’s Fire Brush – Infamous Brewing Co. in Austin, TX

International Dark Lager
Silver: Mother in Lager – Karbach Brewing Co. in Houston, TX*

For more information about the competition, as well as the complete list of award winners, visit the competition’s website.

* = This brewery is located in Texas, but does not fall under the Texas Craft Brewers Guild’s definition of craft