Competing in the Brewers Association 2012 Ninth Bi-annual World Beer Cup competition last weekend, Mammoth Brewing Company won a gold medal for its Double Nut Brown Porter in the Brown Porter Category, and a bronze for its Real McCoy Amber Ale in German Style Brown/Dusseldorf-Style Altbier Category.
“To win one award is one thing,” said Sean Turner, who with his wife, Joyce, own Mammoth Brewing. “But to win two really speaks to the consistency and quality of our beers. And considering all the gold medals that both the Double Nut Brown and Real McCoy Amber have received previously over several years from the California State Fair, our beers are now on par with other world-recognized breweries like Sierra Nevada and Firestone Walker.”
It was the first year Mammoth Brewing Company participated in this contest, held in San Diego. Brewers from around the world received awards from an elite international panel of judges.
“It’s called ‘The Olympics of Beer Competition’ for good reason,” said Charlie Papazian, president of the Brewers Association, the U.S.-based trade association that has put on the competition every two years since 1996.
“The event brings together great brewers from all corners of the globe. Plus, the awards are highly regarded. A brewer who wins a World Beer Cup gold award knows that their winning beer represents the best of that beer style in the world.”
Head brewer Jason Senior, brewer Karl Anderson, along with the Turners, were at the awards dinner on Saturday night to receive their awards.
There were 2,400 beer-industry people representing 799 breweries from 54 countries and 45 states.
In all, 3,921 beers entered in 95 beer-style categories, and the judges presented a total of 284 gold, silver and bronze awards.