INDIANAPOLIS—On Saturday, July 13, the Brewers of Indiana Guild in conjunction with the Indiana State Fair hosted the 13th annual Indiana Brewers Cup. Professional and home brewers alike from all over Indiana and across the country submitted 1,400 beers to the competition. 60+ BJCP (Beer Judge Certification Program) judges from throughout the Midwest put in an exhausting effort to judge beers in 23 separate categories and award Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals to the winners.
Sun King Brewing Co. earned the title of Champion Brewery, more commonly referred to as Indiana Brewery of the Year, after receiving the most points of the 31 professional breweries entered in the 23 different categories of beer, which included four first-place beers. Gold medals were awarded for Wee Mac Scottish Ale, Velvet Fog, Stupid Sexy Flanders, and Maibock. A Silver medal was awarded for Sunlight Cream Ale and two Bronze medals were awarded for Osiris Pale Ale and Popcorn Pilsner.
“We’re honored to have earned this award, said Dave Colt, Sun King owner and head brewer. “We work hard to make great beer and it’s always nice when a qualified panel of judges recognizes your efforts.”
More than 80 judges from all over the country tasted and rated the beers over two days. Silver and bronze medals were also awarded in each of the categories, which range from American Ales to Spice/Herb/Vegetable beer. All the winning beers will be on display in the DuPont Food Pavilion during the Indiana State Fair, Aug. 2 – 18. For more results, information and photos, visit www.brewerscup.org.