World Beer Cup 2023 Winners – Delaware

World Beer Cup 2023 Winners – Delaware

World Beer Cup 2023

As the Craft Brewers Conference comes to an end, its time to announce the winners of the World Beer Cup 2023. This article is a list of the Delaware breweries who won.

The Craft Brewers Conference (CBC) app had a very nice easily navigable list (just a straight linear list). Their PDF from the Brewers Association is a little bit more disjointed and a bit harder to read. But here is a listing of the breweries from Delaware that won.

Delaware Brewery Winners

The following table and list is all of the breweries from Delaware, what beer, and what medal they won.

Brewery: City: Beer: Style / Category: Medal:
Big Drop Brewing Co Wilmington Galactic Extra Dark Non – Alcohol Beer Bronze
Autumn Arch Beer Project Newark What You Know American – Style Black Ale or American – Style Stout Silver

Quick list:

  • Big Drop Brewing Co. – Galactic Extra Dark – Bronze
  • Autumn Arch Beer Project – What You Know – Silver

World Beer Cup Competition Statistics

The Brewer’s Association

(The following comes directly from the Brewer’s Association World Cup of Beer 2023 Statistics Page.)

  1. 14th competition (skipped 2020; annualized starting 2022)  
  2. Entries: 10,213 
  3. Breweries: 2,376 
  4. International breweries: 22.9% (546 international) 
  5. Countries: 51  
  6. First-time brewery entries: 522 
  7. Judges: 272 
  8. International judges: 105 
  9. Judge countries: 26  
  10. First-time judges: 44 
  11. Judging sessions and days: 9 days, 18 sessions  
  12. Beer Style Categories: 103 
  13. Beer Styles: 176 (includes all subcategories)  
  14. Avg. number of beers in each category: 99  


Most entered style categories:  

  1. Category 102, American-Style India Pale Ale: 412 entries 
  2. Category 103, Juicy or Hazy India Pale Ale: 374 entries 
  3. Category 40, German-Style Pilsener: 233 entries 
  4. Category 35, International Light Lager: 220 entries 
  5. Category 30, Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Stout: 202 entries 

Countries with the most entries: 

  1. United States: 8,135  
  2. Canada: 444  
  3. Japan: 223  
  4. Germany: 189  
  5. Australia: 152  

*Out of a total possible 309 awards in 103 beer style categories, 307 were awarded. Gold awards were not given in Category 20, Experimental India Pale Ale, or in Category 77, English Ale. 

Additional Brewer’s Association Information

Photos for media use are available on the WBC websiteOpens in new window. A recording of the awards ceremony can be viewed here. Previous years’ winners can be found here.Opens in new window 

The 2023 World Beer Cup competition was made possible in part by the generous support of its sponsors: ABS Commercial, John I. Haas, Fermentis, First Key, Rahr Malting, Sahm, and Siemens. Brewer’s Association World Cup of Beer 2023 Statistics Page

World Beer Cup

Established in 1996, the World Beer Cup celebrates the art and science of brewing globally and creates greater consumer awareness about different beer styles and flavor profiles. Previously a biennial event, the competition was annualized last year, making 2023 the first back-to-back competition.

The best beers in 103 beer categories covering 176 different beer styles (including all subcategories) received gold, silver, and bronze awards, setting new standards for craft beer globally. Judging for the World Beer Cup took place over 18 sessions and 9 days. A panel of 272 judges from 26 countries evaluated 10,213 entries from 2,376 breweries representing 51 countries.Brewer’s Association World Cup of Beer 2023 Statistics Page

Chris Williams, World Beer Cup Director:

“The World Beer Cup brings together the finest brewers and beers from around the globe and celebrates creativity, craftsmanship, and passion for great beer. Receiving a World Beer Cup award is a testament to quality and innovation, and we commend this year’s winners for setting the bar higher than ever.”Chris Williams, World Beer Cup Director

The awards ceremony was held in conjunction with the Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America® at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn.  The ceremony capped off the final night of the 2023 Craft Brewer’s Conference, hosted in Nashville, Tennessee. Next year’s Craft Brewers Conference will be in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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