2022 World Beer Cup Winners, San Diego Wins 18 Medals and Nevada Wins 2 Medals

Terry Bunch Co-Founder / Editor-in-Chief

The Brewers Association (BA)—the not-for-profit trade group dedicated to promoting and protecting America’s small and independent craft brewers—announced the results of the largest international commercial beer competition, the 2022 World Beer Cup (WBC). The awards were presented in a ceremony Thursday evening at the conclusion of the Craft Brewers Conference® & BrewExpo America®  at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Returning after cancellation in 2020 because of the pandemic, the 2022 World Beer Cup was the largest competition to date, with 10,542 entries from 2,493 breweries representing 57 countries.

Nevada Winners:

Category 71: Belgian-Style Sour Ale

Gold: Triad, IMBIB Custom Brews, Reno, NV

Category 72: Belgian-Style Abbey Ale

Gold: Monique, Able Baker Brewing Co., Las Vegas, NV


San Diego Winners:

Category 10: Coffee Stout or Porter

Gold: Dusk til Dawn, Pizza Port San Clemente, San Clemente, CA (San Diego owned, but outside San Diego County)

Category 11: Specialty Beer

Silver: Agavemente, SouthNorte Beer Co., Chula Vista, CA

Category 33: Kellerbier or Zwickelbier

Bronze: Pils Bitte, Attitude Brewing Co., San Diego, CA

Category 34: Smoke Beer

Gold: Schlenkerlish, Ballast Point Brewing Co. – Little Italy, San Diego, CA

Category 35: International Light Lager

Silver: Invita, Burgeon Beer Co., Carlsbad, CA

Category 36: International Pilsener or International Lager

Bronze: Oscura, Craft Coast, Oceanside, CA

Category 51: American-Style Pilsener

Gold: Dieguito, Pizza Port Bressi Ranch, Carlsbad, CA

Category 55: International Pale Ale

Silver: Locals Only, Pizza Port Carlsbad Village, Carlsbad, CA

Category 66: Belgian-Style Table Beer or Belgian-Style Session Ale

Bronze: Guillaume, Pizza Port Ocean Beach, San Diego, CA

Category 72: Belgian-Style Abbey Ale

Silver: OB Bubble Dubbel, Kilowatt Brewing, San Diego, CA

Category 84: Old Ale or Strong Ale

Bronze: King of Tyre, The Lost Abbey, San Marcos, CA

Category 89: Scotch Ale

Gold: Wee Heavy, AleSmith Brewing Co., San Diego, CA

Category 91: American-Style Pale Ale

Silver: Cruisin’, Pizza Port Bressi Ranch, Carlsbad, CA

Category 92: Juicy or Hazy Pale Ale

Bronze: Haze in the Park, Kings & Convicts Brewing Co., San Diego, CA

Category 94: Juicy or Hazy Strong Pale Ale

Bronze: Shootz Mahalo, Craft Coast, Oceanside, CA

Category 96: Juicy or Hazy Imperial India Pale Ale

Silver: Houblon Deluxe, Pure Project, Vista, CA

Category 102: American-Style India Pale Ale

Gold: Hop-Fu!, North Park Beer Co., San Diego, CA

Bronze: Aurora Hoppyalis IPA, Karl Strauss Brewing Co., San Diego, CA

Entries were evaluated by an elite panel of 226 judges from 28 countries. Competition judging took place in 18 sessions over nine days. Judges bestowed 307 out of 309 total possible awards, reflecting the opportunity for  one gold, silver, and bronze award in each of 103 beer style categories. No gold or silver was awarded in Category 68: Belgian-Style Witbier.

“The World Beer Cup showcases the incredible breadth and talent of the global brewing community,” said Chris Swersey, competition director, World Beer Cup. “Winning an award at this extremely competitive event symbolizes one of the greatest accomplishments in the art of brewing. Congratulations to this year’s winners on their outstanding achievements.”

Historically a biennial event, the World Beer Cup competition will move to an annual event beginning in 2023, it was announced. Brewery registration for the 2023 World Beer Cup will open in October 2022, with the awards presented May 10, 2023 at the Craft Brewers Conference in Nashville, Tenn.

View all of the winners: https://www.worldbeercup.org/winners/current-winners/

View the Brewers Association Style Guidelines: https://www.brewersassociation.org/edu/brewers-association-beer-style-guidelines/