World Beer Cup results: Canadian Brewers take 12 medals

May 28, 2012 , ,

The World Beer Cup, also known as “The Olympics of Beer Competition”, is a major international beer competition that is held every two years in the U.S. The 2012 edition was held on May 5th in San Diego.

There were 799 breweries and brewpubs entered from 54 countries, and 284 awards handed out in 95 categories.

Altogether, the U.S. was the leader with 208 medals, but Canada did very well, in particular the Montreal-based Les Brasseurs Sans Gluten, who snagged all 3 medals in the gluten-free category.

It is interesting to note that some of these beers are from small breweries with limited distribution. One more good reason to visit your local brewpubs for their latest specialty beers.

Here’s the list of the Canadian Winners:

Beer Category


Beer Name


Fruit Wheat Beer


Amsterdam Framboise

Amsterdam Brewing Co, Toronto, ON

Specialty Honey Beer


Boréale Dorée

Les Brasseurs du Nord, Blainville, QC

Gluten-Free Beer


Glutenberg Rousse

Brasseurs Sans Gluten, Montreal, QC

Gluten-Free Beer


Glutenberg Pale Ale

Brasseurs Sans Gluten, Montreal, QC

Gluten-Free Beer


Glutenberg Blonde

Brasseurs Sans Gluten, Montreal, QC

Vienna-Style Lager


Belle Guele Originale

Brasseurs RJ, Montreal, QC

European-Style Dark/Münchner


King Dark Lager

King Brewery, Nobleton, ON

German-Style Schwarzbler


Cameron’s Dark 266

Cameron’s Brewing Co, Oakville, ON

French-& Belgian-Style Saison


Saison Station 55

Hopfenstark Brewery, L’Assomption, QC

English-Style India Pale Ale



Russel Brewing Co, Surrey, BC

Extra Special Bitter


Red Racer ESB

Central City Brewing Co, Surrey, BC

Golden or Blonde Ale


Labatt 50

Labatt Brewing Co, LaSalle, QC

The complete list of award winners is available on the World Beer Cup website.

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