Yee-Haw Brewing claimed a bronze award in the 2016 World Beer Cup, a global beer competition that evaluates beers from around the world and recognizes the most outstanding brewers and their beers.
Gold, silver and bronze awards in the competition’s 96 beer-style categories were presented May 6, 2016 during the World Beer Cup award ceremony at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The World Beer Cup was the first major beer competition entered by Yee-Haw Brewing. The Yee-Haw Dunkel was awarded a bronze award in the European-Style Dark/Muenchner Dunkel beer style category. Rich, deep and complex, the classic German dark lager features malt-derived flavors of biscuits, cocoa and caramel.
“This medal was such an unexpected surprise given that there are so many world class beers in this competition,” said Brewmaster and COO Brandon Greenwood. “It is a true honor and one that would not have been possible without the hard work of the entire Yee-Haw Brewing team.”
The Yee-Haw Dunkel’s success in competition has been matched by its commercial success as one of Yee-Haw’s most popular beers. Since Yee-Haw’s distribution began in July of 2015, the equivalent of over 15,000 cases of the Dunkel have been sold to various bars, restaurants and grocery stores. The beer’s success has also shown that there is a substantial place for lagers in a heavily ale-dominated craft beer market.
World Beer Cup winners were selected by an international panel of 253 beer judges from 31 countries. Regarded as the “Olympics of Beer Competition,” the World Beer Cup saw an impressive field of 6,596 entries from 1,907 breweries in 55 countries.
Yee-Haw was one of two Tennessee beers to receive an award in the competition. Blackberry Farm Brewery of Walland, TN also took home an award for their Saison. “We are proud to say that all of the awards won by Tennessee breweries are coming home to East Tennessee” said Margaret Stolfi of Yee-Haw. “There is great beer to be had in this area, and the World Beer Cup gave us a chance to share that beer on an international stage.”
Presented by the Brewers Association, the World Beer Cup has been held every other year since 1996, to celebrate the art and science of brewing by recognizing outstanding achievement. For additional information, visit the World Beer Cup website.