Columbia Craft's Macroeconomics Lager Wins Gold for Contemporary American-Style Lager Medal at 2023 World Beer Cup!
Columbia Craft Brewing Co. has proudly brought home a gold medal from this year's highly esteemed 2023 World Beer Cup with their local favorite, Macroeconomics. Crafted with the intention of producing a beer that excels in drinkability, even in the hottest climates, this exceptional brew showcases the finest ingredients, including 6-row malt, flaked rice, and jasmine rice. The result is a delightful, refreshing beverage that offers a crisp and light experience, perfectly balanced with subtle hints of pandan and saltine crackers.
Under the skillful leadership of head brewer Shaun Piggott, alongside his talented team members Cole Caccavaro and Roger Loughney, Columbia Craft Brewery has crafted one of the finest lagers in this year's competition. Their dedication and expertise have led them to create an outstanding brew that stood out among the best.
The World Beer Cup, often referred to as "the Olympics of beer," stands as the most prestigious beer competition worldwide. Held annually alongside the Craft Brewers Conference® & BrewExpo America®, this global event was initiated in 1996 to celebrate the art and science of brewing. It continues to play a significant role in raising consumer awareness about diverse beer styles and flavor profiles, while also promoting excellence in brewing on an international scale.
The World Beer Cup recognizes brewing excellence across an impressive range of 111 categories. However, it does not automatically award the top three entries in each category. Instead, judges carefully assess and determine when a particular category contains three exceptional examples of a style. It is at this point that gold, silver, and bronze awards are presented for the first, second, and third place beers, respectively.
Organized by the Brewers Association, a not-for-profit trade association dedicated to supporting small and independent American brewers, their beers, and the passionate brewing community, the World Beer Cup remains a pinnacle event for the industry. It serves as a platform for acknowledging the remarkable achievements and innovations within the world of beer.
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