Local Breweries Medal at 2018 BoCBA
IMBĪB Custom Brews was the “Brew Master”, bringing home 5 medals. The brewery won the most medals of any single location, independent craft brewery in the nation.
The Best of Craft Beer Awards saw 245 medals awarded from over 2,000 entries from breweries in 44 states, Canada, Columbia and Belguim. Beers were judged in over 156 different style categories in accordance with Brewers Association style guidelines. In just 5 years, this competition has grown into the third largest professional brewing competition in the country.
You can see the complete list of winners HERE.
The only Nevada medal winners were from the Reno/Sparks area.
In 2017, Nevada breweries brought home 10 medals.
This year a total of 5 NV breweries sent entries.
At the top – 57 Oregon breweries sent entries. 36 won a total of 70 medals.
Award Category Brewery Beer
Bronze American Origin Lager Brasserie Saint James Santiago
Bronze American-Style Fruit Beer IMBĪB Custom Brews Black Currant Nevada Weisse
Gold Belgian Style Lambic or Fruit Lambic or Gueuze Lambic Brasserie Saint James Lambic Grand Cru
Gold Belgian-Style Flanders Oud Bruin or Oud Red Ale IMBĪB Custom Brews IMBĪB Flanders Red Ale
Silver Berliner-Style Weisse IMBĪB Custom Brews Nevada Weisse
Gold Berliner-Style Weisse with Fruit or Flavor Added IMBĪB Custom Brews Huckleberry Nevada Weisse
Gold German-Style Altbier Great Basin Brewing Company Wild Horse Alt
Bronze Golden or Blonde Ale Great Basin Brewing Company 39N Blonde Ale
Gold Mixed-Culture Brett Beer or Wild Beer IMBĪB Custom Brews Abiogenesis #5
In a press release, co-founder, Matt Johnson said “We are excited that our small Nevada brewery successfully competed with the best craft brewers around the country and the world and received recognition for our hand-crafted beers. We are inspired and motivated to keep brewing great beer…” The brewery has won a medal for their Nevada Weisse three years straight.
Congratulations to all the breweries who received medals! Many of these beers are still around town so check them out.