Lost Abbey, Pelican shine in World Beer Cup

The Lost Abbey and Pelican Pub & Brewery, two of America’s most heralded small brewers, came up big in the World Beer Cup.

The Lost Abbey and brewmaster Tomme Arthur won the Small Brewing Company category, while Pelican and Darren Welch won Large Brewpub. Both topped those same categories last fall at the Great American Beer Festival.

Brewers from 21 countries won medals in 91 categories, with 2,864 beers entered by 644 breweries from 58 countries. The beers were evaluated by 129 judges from 29 countries, with 64% of the judges from outside the United States. Brewers from the U.S. won 158 medals, with German breweries capturing 25 and Belgian 11.

Among the happiest winners was Tonya Cornett, who became the first woman to win brewmaster of the year when Bend Brewing from Oregon won two golds and Small Brewpub of the Year.

The complete results.

The fact sheet.

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