The 2012 World Beer Cup winners are announced here. They are recently complete following the annual Craft Brewers Conference, this year held in San Diego, California. Yours truly was there with the usual anticipation and enthusiasm.
The World Beer Cup, aka WBC, happens every two years in conjunction with the CBC. It’s a reflection of the global beer community and is truly a great opportunity to meet people from all over the world and try their beers. After judging is complete, remaining beers in unopened bottles are then opened and available before and available during the WBC Gala dinner. A BIG Pints up to Chris Swersey, judges and everyone involved in pulling off this incredible happening and making it look smooth and seamless.
The Cup is biennially and I’m guessing one reason is that it’s an enormous undertaking. Very worthwhile and an orchestration the rest of us can only guess the enormity of effort involved.
At the dinner, Emily and I sat with some colleagues from Canada, a lively group of Australians were at the next table, and everywhere you looked, there were people from across the globe.
I love that beer is sincerely global. Just ask the Icelanders who won a medal if the trip was worth it.
Cheers to community, camaraderie and quality the world round.