Shocker: San Diego wins big at the World Beer Cup


We all know and love how deliciously-talented our brewers are here in San Diego. We were thrilled for all of the breweries who won big this year in the World Beer Cup, including Alesmith, Fall Brewing, Ballast Point and Mike Hess.

There were 6,596 beers entered by 1,907 breweries this year, so to stand out above the crowd is a huge accomplishment.

Mike Hess, one of the gold medalists, are supremely happy with their award.

“Our whole team works extremely hard to make great beer with no exceptions, no excuses,” Mike Hess, founder of Mike Hess Brewing said. “Claritas has always been one of my favorite beers to brew given the meaning behind it. Winning this prestigious award and being recognized amongst the top breweries in the world, is an incredible honor.”

The full list of San Diego award-winning breweries is below:


Mike Hess Brewing Co. - Claritas (German-Style Kolsch)

Amplified Ale Works - Whammy Bar Wheat (American-Style Wheat Beer)

Breakwater Brewing Co. - Rye Dawn (Rye Beer)

Fall Brewing Co. - Bourbon Barrel Aged Jinx Remover (Wood and Barrel-Aged Strong Beer)

Monkey Paw Brewing - Ashes from the Grave (Smoke Beer)


Ballast Point - Piper Down (Irish Red Ale)

Mother Earth Brew - End of Summer Beer (Extra Special Bitter)

Alesmith - Wee Heavy (Scotch Ale)

Thorn Street Brewery - December Nights (Imperial Red Ale)


New English Brewing Co. - Brewers Special Brown Ale (English-Style Brown Ale)

Ballast Point - Piper Down (Pumpkin Beer)

Legacy Brewing - That Guava Beer (Fruit Beer)

Toolbox Brewing - Bramble on Rose (Wood and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer)

Novo Brazil - Corvo Negro (British-style Imperial Stout)

For the full list of winners, click here.

Source: DiscoverSD