Hoosier Brewers Win at World Beer Cup

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(Image courtesy of Blind Owl Brewery) (Image courtesy of Blind Owl Brewery)

Five Indiana breweries have been awarded medals in this year's World Beer Cup. In all, more than 300 beers were recognized Thursday in Nashville, Tennessee during the bi-annual event. Nearly 300 judges from 33 countries evaluated over 8,200 beers this week.

Indiana had four winning entries in 2016 and three in 2014.

Gold Medal winners from Indiana are:

  • "Klipspringer" from Indianapolis-based Metazoa Brewing Co. in the American-Belgo-Style Ale category
  • "Raspberry" from Bloomington-based Upland Brewing Co. in the American-Style Sour Ale category

Silver Medal winners from Indiana are:

  • "VII Kings Belgian Dark Strong" from Indianapolis-based Blind Owl Brewery in the Belgian-Style Dark Strong Ale category
  • "Pumpkin Ale" from Indianapolis-based Bier Brewery and Taproom in the Pumpkin Beer category

Bronze Medal winners from Indiana are:

  • "Wee Bit Left" from Indianapolis-based Metazoa Brewing Co. in the Scotch Ale category
  • "Kill the Lights" from Indianapolis-based The Tap Beer Co. in the British-Style Imperial Stout category

The event is organized by The Brewers Association, nonprofit trade group for small and independent American craft brewers. You can connect to all the winners by clicking here.

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