The first annual California Craft Brewers Cup was held on Thursday, September 12th and we’re stoked that twelve awesome Los Angeles brewers are taking home medals this year!
The California Craft Brewers Cup was put on in conjunction with the California Craft Brewers Association’s California Craft Beer Summit in Long Beach last week and is one of the largest craft beer competitions in the country.
With California now boasting over 1,000 breweries across the state, there’s more beer being brewed locally now than ever before and more local options for beer enthusiasts at the city-wide, country-wide, regional, and state-wide levels.
This first-year competition saw 1,267 beers from 194 breweries entered into 58 categories, plus awards for Brewers Guild of the Year, Brewery of the Year and Best in Show. No walk in the park!
Here’s a list of the LA brewery winners from the 2019 California Craft Brewers Cup:
Pale European Beer: Eastside Export Lager by Angel City Brewery in DTLA
Kölsch: Pacific Kolsch Highway by Indie Brewing Company in DTLA
Baltic-Style Porter: Baltic Porter by Angel City Brewery in DTLA
American-Style Wheat Beer: Water-Upon-Sea by Yorkshire Square Brewery in Torrance
American Amber & Brown Ales: Baltra Red by Tortugo Brewing in Inglewood
Strong American Ale: Centennial Barleywine by Bravery Brewing Company in Lancaster
Wood (Spirit): Bourbon Barrel-Aged The Shroud by Bravery Brewing Company in Lancaster
Bohemian-Style Pilsner: Swarthy Czechsman by Ten Mile Brewing in Long Beach
Munich-Style Helles: South Bay Lager by Smog City Brewing Co in Torrance
American Style Cream Ale: Norman by Claremont Craft Ales in Claremont
German-Style Wheat Ale: La Cabra by Beachwood Brewery in Long Beach
Coffee Beer: Central Perk by Ambitious Ales in Long Beach
Chocolate Beer: Vanilla Fudge by Beachwood Brewing in Long Beach
Historical: Adambier by Angel City Brewery in DTLA
Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout: It’s My Island by Pocock Brewing Company in Santa Clarita
Specialty Saison: Cattle Rancher by Innovation Brew Works in Pomona
Alternative Fermentable Beer: Rap On the Beezer by Angel City Brewery in DTLA
European-Style Dark Beer: Black Lager by Angel City Brewery in DTLA
Altbier/CA Common: 45RPM by Angel City Brewery in DTLA
Berliner-Style Weisse: Tart Simpson by Beachwood Brewery in Long Beach
Congratulations to ALL the winners and participating breweries. While winning a medal is a great accomplishment, it is by no means a prerequisite for brewing great beer. It just goes to show how robust the California craft brewing community is now, and how far Los Angeles has come as a compelling craft beer destination.
So while you’re out there drinking some of these 2019 CCBC award-winning beers around Los Angeles, you should also be purchasing beers from the dozens of other awesome LA breweries out there as well.