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Southern California Breweries Win Big at World Beer Cup 2022

The World Beer Cup awards ceremony was held Thursday night, and brought good news to a number of local breweries. LA, Ventura, and Orange County breweries combined for 15 medals.

The big winners for the evening were gold medalers Highland Park Brewery (Chinatown), which won for Hello, LA in the International Pale Ale category, 1886 Brewing Co. (Orange), for Record Beer in the Brown Porter Category, Pizza Port Brewing (San Clemente), for Dusk til Dawn in the Coffee Stout or Porter category, and Lost Winds Brewing Co. (San Clemente), for Beach Hoppin’ Pale in the Australian-Style Pale Ale category.

The ceremony was held Thursday night in Minneapolis, MN. The awards are considered among the most prestigious honors in the brewing industry. 10,582 beers were entered from over 2400 breweries in 56 countries. The Beer Cup has 103 categories – 14 of which featured winners from the Southern California area – judged by a panel of around 200 beer professionals.

Full list of local winners:



International Pale Ale: Hello, LA, Highland Park Brewery, Los Angeles, CA

Brown Porter: Record Beer, 1886 Brewing Co., Orange, CA

Coffee Stout or Porter: Dusk til Dawn, Pizza Port San Clemente, San Clemente, CA

Australian-Style Pale Ale: Beach Hopppin’ Pale, Lost Winds Brewing Co., San Clemente, CA



American-style Pilsner: Mosaic Pilsner, Lincoln Beer Co., Burbank, CA

International India Pale Ale: All Your Friends, Green Cheek Beer Co., Orange, CA

Scotch Ale: Full Malted Jacket, Beachwood BBQ & Brewing, Huntington Beach, CA

American-Style IPA: Super Slap, Brewery X, Anaheim, CA

Fruited Wood- and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer: Akimbo, Cellador Ales, North Hills, CA



International Light Lager: Transmission Light, Transmission Brewing, Ventura, CA

Belgian-Style Sour: Funk Yeah, Beachwood Blendery, Long Beach, CA

American-Style Imperial Stout: Imperial Death Star, San Fernando Brewing Co., San Fernando, CA

Coffee Stout or Porter: Mocha Machine, Beachwood Brewing, Huntington Beach, CA

American-Style Cream Ale: De La Sol, Delahunt Brewing Co., San Clemente, CA

American-Style Pale Ale: Somewhere Golden, Institution Ale Co., Camarillo, CA


Shout Outs

Big cheers to our friends across California that took home medals, including a whopping 4 medals from Wild Fields Brewhouse in Atascadero, Liquid Gravity Brewing in San Luis Obispo, Kern River Brewing in Kernville, and Figueroa Mountain Brewing in Santa Barbara.

The full list of the WBC 2022 winners can be found here.


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