|April 19, 2008|
This is continuing coverage of the 2008 World Beer Cup Gala Awards ceremony was held Saturday, April 19 in San Diego, California. If you missed Part 1, you may want to look at that page first.
Mark Edelson (at left) with brewers from Iron Hill Brewery, accepting a silver for their Wee Heavy in Category 64: Strong Scotch Ale. They also won another silver in Category 26: Vienna-Style Lager for their Vienna Red Lager.
Mike Altman (center) with his brewer, from Iron Springs Pub & Brewery, picking up a gold in Category 63: Oatmeal Stout for their Sless’ Stimulating Stout.
Brock Wagner (at right) and his brewers, from Saint Arnold Brewing, nabbing a gold for their Saint Arnold Divine Reserve No. 4 in Category 64: Strong Scotch Ale. Saint Arnold also won a silver for their Saint Arnold Elissa IPA in Category 90: International Pale Ale.
Garrett Oliver, from Brooklyn Brewery, accepting the gold medal for his Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout in Category 65: British-Style Imperial Stout. Brooklyn Brewery also won a bronze for their Brooklyn Lager in Category 36: American-Style Amber Lager.
I’m not sure what brewery, probably in the UK, that these winners hail from, but the woman in the center seemed so genuinely happy for winning an award, that I had to take their picture.
Shawn Burns and Craig Cauwels, from Schooner’s, picking up a gold in Category 68: Barley Wine-Style Ale for their Old Diablo. Schooner’s also won a bronze for their Irish Stout in Category 76: Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout.
Jennifer Talley, from Squatter’s Pub Brewery, accepting a gold for her Alt and in the Way in Category 70: German-Style Brown Ale/Düsseldorf-Style Altbier.
Again, no idea who this German brewer is, but he jumped around the stage like Cuba Gooding Jr. winning his Oscar, and his exuberance was great to see.
Randy Gremp, from Third Street Aleworks, picking up his gold for Blarney Sisters Dry Irish Stout in Category 76: Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout.
Brendan Moylan on stage with Arne Johnson, this time picking up a silver for San Quentin’s Breakout Stout in Category 77: Foreign (Export)-Style Stout.
Christian Ettinger and Ben Love, from the newly opened Hopworks Urban Brewery in Portland, Oregon, picking up a gold for their Organic IPA in Category 80: American-Style Strong Pale Ale. They also won a silver for HUB Organic Lager in Category 23: Bohemian-Style Pilsener.
John Bryant (far left), and the folks from Odell Brewing, nabbing a gold for their IPA in Category 81: American-Style India Pale Ale. Odell’s also won two silvers, one for their Double Pilsner in Category 12: Other Strong Ale or Lager and another for Cutthroat Porter in Category 60: Brown Porter.
Lee Doxtader (at right) and Scott Stamp (at left), co-owners of San Diego Brewing, along with their new brewer, picking up a gold for their Hopnotic IPA in Category 82: Imperial or Double India Pale Ale.
The gang from Green Flash Brewing, with owner Mike Hinkley (far right) and brewer Chuck Silva (second from the right), picking up a gold for their Hop Head Red in Category 83: American-Style Amber/Red Ale.
Chad Kennedy (at right), from Laurelwood Public House, picking up a silver for their Organic Deranger in Category 84: Imperial or Double Red Ale.
Lauren Salazar, Peter Bouckert, Kim Jordan and Eric Salazar (far right) picking up two awards, a silver Eric’s Ale and a bronze for Le Terroir, both in Category 86: American-Style Sour Ale.
Noah Regnery (at left) and Jeff Bagby (at right), from the Carlsbad Pizza Port, accepting a bronze (with another Carlsbad brewer) for their Sticky Stout in Category 87: American-Style Stout. They also won another bronze for Night Rider Imperial Stout in Category 89: American-Style Imperial Stout.
Okay, last one of Brendan Moylan and Arne Johnson, this time winning a bronze for Star Brew in Category 88: American-Style Wheat Wine Ale.
Scott Cramlett and Glynn Phillips with their assistant brewer, from Rubicon Brewing, accepting a gold for Winter Wheatwine in Category 88: American-Style Wheat Wine Ale.
At the end, the big awards were given out. Tomme Arthur and Port Brewing Company/The Lost Abbey won World Beer Cup Champion Brewery and Brewmaster for Small Brewing Company.
Darren Welch and Pelican Pub & Brewery won World Beer Cup Champion Brewery and Brewmaster for Large Brewpub.
Tonya Cornett and Bend Brewing Company won World Beer Cup Champion Brewery and Brewmaster for Small Brewpub.
After the ceremony, I caught all the Canadians in the hall taking an all-Canadian photo.
Up on the stage, the staff of the Brewers Association took a group photo.
NOTE TO BREWERS: If you would like the original photo displayed here, just drop me a line and I’ll be happy to e-mail it to you. The files are big, averaging around 2 MB, so make sure your e-mail can handle receiving a file that large.
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