Apr 25, 2024 - Food and Drink

Minnesota breweries win six medals at 2024 World Beer Cup Awards

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Minnesota breweries took home six medals — including two golds — at the 2024 World Beer Cup Awards.

Why it matters: The World Beer Cup, announced in Las Vegas on Wednesday, is the world's most prestigious beer competition.

The big wins: Minneapolis-based Northbound Smokehouse & Brewpub's German-style Doppelbock won first place in that category.

  • Bent Paddle Brewing Co. in Duluth got a gold for its "Little Dussel Do-Ya" German-style Altbier.

Plus: Judges awarded silver medals to Excelsior Brewing Co.'s "Big Island Citrus Blonde Ale (fruit beer) and Lupulin Brewing's "Dortmunder" (Dortmunder/Export of German-style Oktoberfest).

  • BeerClub Brewing's "Doppel (doppel) Bock (bock)" and Pryes Brewing Co.'s "Idyll Forest - Soirée" scored bronze medals.

Flashback: Last year, Minnesota breweries took home three medals, including one gold.

What they're saying: "These awards reinforce something craft beer fans have known all along: some of the best beer in the world is made right here, by our neighbors and friends," Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild executive director Jess Talley said in a statement.

Go deeper with the full list of winners.

Editor's note: This story has been corrected to note that Beer Club Brewing and Pryes won bronze medals in their respective categories (not in the same category).

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