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

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

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

2016 Commonwealth Cup Gold Medalists

2X SMASH by Southern Tier Brewing Co. - Overall Winner

2016 Gold Medal Winners:
Against the Grain - 35K
Brouwerij Klein Duimpje - Hillegomouse Hangkous
Cedar Creek Brewing Co. - Oat N' About
Dayton Beer Company - Oregon Alley IPA
DC Brau Brewing Co. - The Corruption
Highland Brewing Co. - IPA
Hopfanatic - White Hops
James E. Pepper - 1776
Listermann - Cincinnatus
Listermann - BA Chickow!
Madtree Brewing Co. - Galaxy High
Mankato Brewery - Kato Beer
Monday Night Brewing Co - Laissez Faire
O'Conner - Ironclad Ibrik
Pabst Brewing Company - PBR
Rhinegeist - Barrel Aged Gramps
Rhinegeist - Uncle
Rhinegeist - Double Oaked Mastadon
Salt Creek Brewery - Salt Creek Cream Ale
Samuel Adams - Utopias
Southern Tier - 2X SMASH
Southern Tier - Live
Taxman Brewing - Death & Taxes
Taxman Brewing - Exemption
Thirsty Dog Brewing - Whippet Wheat
Thirsty Dog Brewing - Raildog
Three Floyds - Zombie Dust
Tradesman Brewing Co. - Barrel Aged Elbow Grease
Upstate Brewing - Tap IPA
Valley Vineyards - Sweet Honey Mead
Wolf's Ridge - Daybreak
Wolf's Ridge - Buchenrach

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