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Arizona Craft Brewers Guild Celebrates Arizona’s Best Showing Ever at the 2023 World Beer Cup
Nashville, Tenn. – May 10, 2023 – The Arizona Craft Brewers Guild is proud to announce that four Arizona breweries were recognized with five awards at the 2023 World Beer Cup (WBC) awards ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee. The WBC is the world’s largest professional beer competition, with 10,213 entries from 51 countries competing for gold, silver, and bronze awards. The five awards earned by four Arizona Breweries is the state’s best showing since the inception of the competition in 1996 according to Rob Fullmer, Executive Director of the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild.
- Saddle Mountain Brewing Co. of Goodyear, AZ, took home two medals: a gold medal in the American Wheat Beer category for Taildragger 5G and a silver medal in the Scottish-Style Ale category for Taildragger Clan-Destine.
- State 48 Brewery of Scottsdale, AZ, was awarded a gold medal in the Strong Porter category for Baltic Porter.
- Flying Basset Brewing of Gilbert, AZ, received a bronze medal in the Coffee Beer category for Alchemist Breakfast.
- LazyG Brewhouse of Prescott, AZ, also received a bronze medal in the English Ale category for Sunshine Blonde.
“On behalf of the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild, I would like to offer our sincerest congratulations to our local breweries on their outstanding achievements at the 2023 World Beer Cup,” said Fullmer ” These impressive wins are a testament to their tireless pursuit of quality and innovation in craft brewing, and we’re incredibly proud of their accomplishments. As we continue to prioritize sensory evaluation education and promote our in-state competition, we look forward to seeing the Arizona craft beer industry continue to flourish and set new standards for excellence.”Established in 1996, the World Beer Cup celebrates the art and science of brewing globally and creates greater consumer awareness about different beer styles and flavor profiles. The competition is annualized since 2022, and this year marked the 14th competition.
The Arizona Craft Brewers Guild is a not-for-profit 501(c)(6) organization that unites the Arizona independent beer-brewing community to promote the virtues and raise the profile of Arizona’s locally crafted beers. The Guild acts as an open forum for communication between members and informs members of legal and legislative issues that are relevant to the craft brewing industry.
For more information about the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild, visit www.ChooseAZBrews.com.
For more information about the 2023 World Beer Cup, visit www.worldbeercup.org.
Contact: Rob Fullmer
Arizona Craft Brewers Guild