8,234 entries from 66 countries compete at the “Olympics of Beer”

The Brewers Association (BA)—the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American craft brewers—announced the results of the 2018 World Beer Cup awards. The largest competition to date, the awards were presented at the conclusion of the Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America® at Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn on Thursday, May 3rd, 2018.

Beers were judged during six sessions over a period of three days by an elite panel of 295 judges from 33 countries—72 percent of whom were from outside the United States. Judges evaluated 8,234 beers—a 25 percent increase in the number of entries from the 2016 World Beer Cup. Of the 2,515 participating breweries, 807 were from outside the United States.

Average number of beers entered per category: 82 (up from 69 in 2016)
Four most-entered categories in 2018:
• 377 entries in Category 93, American-Style India Pale Ale
• 196 entries in Category 94, Imperial India Pale Ale
• 196 entries in Category 28, Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Beer
• 190 entries in Category 29, Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Stout

Items of Note for 2018 for Oregon:
Oregon won 11 Gold medals, 8 Silver and 4 Bronze medals – 23 medals total
Oregon had 5 Brewing Companies that won 2 medals
Oregon swept the English-style IPA Category with Gold, Silver and Bronze going to Old Town, Breakside and Ecliptic Brewing
Breakside Brewery won 3 medals in the Pale Ale Categories – the only company to do so.
Oregon likely came in 3rd for medals behind CA-44 medals, CO-28 medals, Oregon-23 Medals
5 of the 16 Oregon Brewing Companies that won medals in 2018 also won in 2016, 6 of the companies that won in 2018, won in 2014
List of Awards won by Oregon Breweries at the 2018 WBC
10 Barrel Brewing Co. /  Baywindow Berliner-Style Weisse – Gold
10 Barrel Brewing Co.-Bend Pub / Passionate Envy Fruit Wheat Beer – Silver
Barley Brown’s Brew Pub /  Disorder American-Style Stout – Bronze
Breakside Brewery & Beer Hall / Old World IPA English-Style India Pale Ale –  Silver
Breakside Brewery & Taproom Milwaukie / Wanderlust IPA American-Style Strong Pale Ale – Silver
Breakside Brewery & Taproom Milwaukie / Lunch Break ISA Australian/Intl.-Style Pale Ale – Gold
Ecliptic Brewing / Orbiter IPA English-Style India Pale Ale –  Bronze
Elk Horn Brewery / BayWatch American-Style Wheat with Yeast  – Bronze
Gigantic Brewing Co. /  Fantastic Voyage Brett Beer – Bronze
Golden Valley Brewery / Beaverton Blonde English-Style Summer Ale – Gold
Great Notion Brewing / Double Stack Specialty Beer – Gold
Ground Breaker Brewing / IPA No. 5 Gluten-Free Beer – Silver
Logsdon Farmhouse Ales / Sn4 Cuvée Experimental Beer – Gold
Logsdon Farmhouse Ales / ZuurPruin Mixed Culture Brett Beer – Silver
Oakshire Brewing / Doggerland Baltic-Style Porter – Silver
Old Town Brewing / Shanghai’d IPA English-Style India Pale Ale – Gold
Old Town Brewing Portland Pilsner Historical Beer –   Gold
Pelican Brewing Pacific City / Queen of Hearts Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer – Gold
pFriem Family Brewers / Nectarine Golden Ale Belgian-Style Fruit Beer – Gold
Public Coast Brewing Co / 67 Blonde Ale Golden or Blonde Ale –  Gold
StormBreaker Brewing / Good, Not Great Imperial Red Ale –  Gold
Three Creeks Brewing Co. / McKay’s Scottish Ale Scotch Ale – Silver
Three Creeks Production / FivePine Chocolate Brown Porter – Silver