2016 Commonwealth Cup

Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fest

We are excited to announce the third annual Commonwealth Craft Beer Cup.  With an international interest and the national craft beer boom the CCBC is sure to bring in the best craft beers from around the world. With a very competitive field of entrants and an international panel of expert judges, there will be a passionate battle to bring home the third annual Commonwealth Craft Beer Cup.  Register your beer styles here to be judged! 

Alltech’s Craft Brews and Food Fest will be bringing the passion and craftsmanship of Craft Beer to Lexington May 21, 2016. The Craft Brews and Food Fest features craft breweries from around the country for guests to sample and pair with local food vendors.

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2015 Commonwealth Cup Winners

The Dayton Brew Co. - Batch 100

Batch 100 from The Dayton Beer Company of Dayton, Ohio, is a Belgian-style ale filtered and tank conditioned and made with candy sugar. The judges noted its subtle malty sweetness, pleasant dry finish, high carbonation, and nice hop quality. The small brewery is headed by Pete Hilgeman, the groom getting married today. Brewery representative John Wiley travelled from Dayton, Ohio to accept the award.  The brewery won eight medals last year in the competition, and won another five this year. The brewery is “proud to be the first true microbrewery in the Dayton area in over 50 years and describes its beer as “hand-crafted with no automation in small batches.”

Gold Medal Winners

Mad Tree Brewing - Happy Amber

Dayton Beer Company - Batch #100

Coisbo - Eleven

Klein Duimpje - Tulpenbok

Coisbo - Four

Bold Rock - Pear

Jackie O's Brewery - Bourbon Barrel Brick Kiln

Cerveca Cacri - Brown Porter

Braxton Brewing Co - Crank Shaft

Zips Brewhouse - Instead of Innocence

BReWdaPeST - Xmoke

Mad Tree Brewing - Citra High

Jackie O's Brewery - Dark Apparition

Mankato Brewery - Kato Beer

Legenda - 4 Sterne

Kinnegar - Black Bucket

A full list of medal winners can be found here

2014 Commonwealth Cup Winner

Zip’s Brewhouse – Zip’s Christmas Ale

Zip’s Brewhouse, a tiny brewery from northeaster Hungary, brought home the first ever Commonwealth Craft Beer Cup.  Judged by a panel of independent certified judges, over 1,000 entrants were blindly judged on appearance, aroma, flavor, body, style, and quality and ranked Zip’s Christmas Ale best of the best.  45 bronze, 36 silver, and 6 gold medals were awarded to breweries from over 30 countries in the inaugural competition.  The 2015 Commonwealth Craft Beer Cup will take place in May 2015 with the winners to be announced on May 16th at the Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fest.

2014 Commonwealth Craft Beer Cup Gold Medal Winners

Boston Beer Company – Summer Ale
Boston Beer Company Roggen Wolf
Legenda Sorfozde Kft – Olaszhazi Bitumen
Mully’s Brewery – Shucker Stout
Stone Brewing Co. – Stone Go To IPA
Zip’s Brewhouse – Zip’s Christmas Ale

2014 Dublin Craft Beer Cup Winner

Coisbo Beer - Four: Russian Imperial Stout

2014 Gold Medal Winners:
Blue Stallion Brewing Co. – Dopplebock
Brouwerji Liefde – Stoute Liefde
Galway Bay Brewery – Of Foam and Fury
Left Hand Brewing Co. – Milk Stout
MOA Brewing Company – MOA Noir
O’Hara’s – Double IPA
Oskar Blues Brewing – Old Chub Scotch Ale
Rascals Brewing Co. – Chocolate Ginger Porter
Rodenburg Brewery – Bronckhorster Hoptimist
Rodenburg Brewery – Bronchorster Nightporter
Thornbridge Brewery – Chiron

2013 Dublin Craft Beer Cup Winner

Hilden Brewing Co. - Twisted Hop

2013 Gold Medal Winners:
Left Hand Brewing C. – Milk Stout
Carlow Brewing Co. – O’Hara’s Leann Folláin
Carlow Brewing Co. – O’Hara’s Irish Red
Ben Middlemiss Brewing – Nota Bene
Jopenkerk Bierbrouwerij – Jopen Adriaan
Brasserie Castelain – Ch’ti Triple
Toit Brewpub – Toit Weiss
Boulder Beer Co. – Sweaty Betty Blonde
Moa Brewing Co. – Moa Pale Ale
Sierra Nevada – American Pale Ale