The Brewers Association's Craft Brewers Conference and announcement of the World Beer Cup awards took place this past weekend (April 16-19) in San Diego, CA.
2008 World Beer Cup Stats:
-2,864 beers entered in the competition
-644 breweries from 58 countries
-91 different beer styles judged by 129 judges
-32 was the average number of beers entered per category.
Congratulations to Tonya Cornett and Bend Brewing Company for winning the World Beer Cup Champion Brewery and Brewmaster in the Small Brewery category!
Also, there were a total of 24 other medals awarded to Oregon and Washington breweries:
Bend Brewing Co.
BridgePort Brewing Co.
Hopworks Urban Brewery
Pelican Pub & Brewery
Widmer Brothers Brewing
Elysian Brewing Co.
Flyers Restaurant and Brewery
Pyramid Breweries Inc.
For a complete list of winners, visit beertown.org.