World Beer Cup Winners 2023

The best beers in 103 beer categories covering 176 different beer styles (including all subcategories) received gold, silver, and bronze awards, setting new standards for craft beer globally. Judging for the World Beer Cup took place over 18 sessions and 9 days. A panel of 272 judges from 26 countries evaluated 10,213 entries from 2,376 breweries representing 51 countries. 

“The World Beer Cup brings together the finest brewers and beers from around the globe and celebrates creativity, craftsmanship, and passion for great beer,” said Chris Williams, World Beer Cup competition director. “Receiving a World Beer Cup award is a testament to quality and innovation, and we commend this year’s winners for setting the bar higher than ever.”

The awards ceremony was held in conjunction with the Craft Brewers ConferenceOpens in new window & BrewExpo America® at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn. 

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World Beer Cup Competition Statistics
Entries: 10,213
Breweries: 2,376
International breweries: 22.9% (546 international)
Countries: 51

Most entered style categories: 
Category 102, American-Style India Pale Ale: 412 entries
Category 103, Juicy or Hazy India Pale Ale: 374 entries
Category 40, German-Style Pilsener: 233 entries
Category 35, International Light Lager: 220 entries
Category 30, Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Stout: 202 entries

Countries with the most entries:
United States: 8,135 
Canada: 444 
Japan: 223 
Germany: 189 
Australia: 152 

Source and photo: Brewers Association