21 April 2008

2008 World Beer Cup

Winners from the 2008 World Beer Cup in San Diego are here. You can't help but raise an eyebrow at some of the medal winners -- there are 91 categories and, of course, not every brewery in the world enters -- but the tastings are blind, which is more than most of us usually do

Natty Light won a bronze. A local beer (for me), JW Dundee's Doppelbock, won a shocking bronze in a tougher category. It made the local paper. Another upstate New York beer won a silver: Saranac Pale Ale. Admittedly, there are three or four pale ale categories. Elsewhere, Dogfish Head's Midas Touch finished third in its category behind Blue Moon Honey Moon and Michelob Honey Lager. Take that, microbewery!

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