3 Michigan beers win medals in 2023 World Beer Cup

Three Michigan beers won medals in the 2023 World Beer Cup, with one winning gold.

Nectar of the Gods from Redwood Brewing Co. in Flint won a gold medal in the Belgian-style tripel category, while Founders Brewing Co. of Grand Rapids earned a silver medal in the old ale/strong ale category for the Dirty Bastard, its year-round Scotch ale.

Three Michigan breweries won medals at the 2023 World Beer Cup.

The Mitten Brewing Co., a Grand Rapids brewery that won gold and silver medals in the 2022 World Beer Cup, won a bronze medal this year for its Imperial Peanuts & Crackerjack Porter, in the field beer category. This beer was among our 2022 list of fall beers to try.

The World Beer Cup, which dubs itself "the Olympics of beer," is hosted by the Brewers Association. While it used to take place biennially (every other year), the competition was annualized last year.

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The three medals for Michigan breweries are a drop from last year, when six breweries earned medals, and 2018, when 10 state breweries took home awards, including four gold medals. There was no competition in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This year's competition totaled 10,213 entries from 2,376 breweries representing 51 countries. A panel of 272 judges from 26 countries evaluated the beers across 103 categories covering 176 different beer styles.

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2023 World Beer Cup winners from Michigan

  • Gold: Redwood Brewing Co., Nectar of the Gods - Belgian-style tripel

  • Silver: Founders Brewing Co., Dirty Bastard - Old ale/strong ale

  • Bronze: The Mitten Brewing Co., Imperial Peanuts & Crackerjack Porter - field beer

See the full list of 2023 World Beer Cup winners.

Brian Manzullo covers craft alcohol for the Free Press. Contact him: bmanzullo@freepress.com and on Untappd, bmanzullo and Twitter, @BrianManzullo and @SpiritsofDET.

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