Los Angeles’ ever-increasing relevance in the state (and national) craft beer scene took a big jump forward over the weekend, as the county cleaned up with a slew of awards at this year’s World Beer Cup, including Best Large Brewpub in the World.
The main award went to Beachwood BBQ & Brewing, says LA Weekly, who in total made up half of the medals at this year’s event. The World Beer Cup is considered by many to be the premier international competition, and is held every two years at the Craft Brewers Conference. This year saw 6,596 beer entries from dozens of countries, says the Brewers Association.
Beachwood BBQ & Brewing not only won for Best Large Brewpub, they also took home a gold, silver, and bronze in several respective beer categories, while Eagle Rock Brewery took home their own gold medal. Smog City won a silver, and Inglewood’s Three Weavers Brewing notched their own gold.
What’s more, Orange County racked up another nine total medals, with Noble Ale Works earning Best Small Brewing Company in the World.