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Cheers! Four Arizona breweries win at 2018 World Beer Cup

Posted: 3:12 PM, May 04, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-04 21:26:19Z

Four Arizona breweries took home awards at the 2018 World Beer Cup competition on Thursday in Nashville, Tennessee.

  • O.H.S.O. Brewery: The brewery took home bronze in the "American-style amber lager" category for its 89Ale.
  • McFate Brewing Co: The Scottsdale brewery's Hatch Chile Gatos won gold in the "chili beer" category.
  • Saddle Mountain Brewing Co: The Goodyear brewery won silver in the "Scottish-style ale" category for its Taildragger Clan-Destine.
  • Four Peaks Brewing: The Tempe brewery was awarded bronze for its Four Peaks Golden Lager in the "other international-style lager" category.

The Brewers Association, which puts on the biennial event, said 295 judges tasted 8,234 beers of 101 different styles for the competition. A total of 2,515 breweries competed for 303 awards. The awarded were announced at the Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America.

Past Arizona winners:

2016

  • SanTan Brewing Co. won silver for its Mr. Pineapple
  • Four Peaks Brewing won gold for its Kiltlifter
  • Lumberyard Brewing won bronze for its Knotty Pine Pale Ale

2014

  • Lumberyard Brewing's Lumberyard Red and Knotty Pine Pale Ale both took silver in 2014.
  • Four Peaks Brewing's Scottsdale-style Ale, Kiltlifter, won bronze.

2012

  • Four Peaks Brewing's Sunbru was awarded gold; it's 8th Street Ale won bronze, and Hop Knot won gold.