Gongs for three Aussie breweries at World Beer Cup

Bentspoke won Bronze for Red Nut

Record numbers of Australian breweries entered the World Beer Cup 2018, but only three picked up medals.

James Squire Porter picked up a Gold Medal in the Brown Porter category, having also won Gold in the Australian International Beer Awards 2017.

Western Australia’s Nail Brewing won Silver for its VPA in the Australian-Style Pale Ale category.

Bentspoke Brewing Company won Bronze in the Double Red category for its Red Nut IPA. Founders Richard Watkins and Tracey Margrain were the only Australians present in Nashville to pick up their awards.

The awards were presented by World Beer Cup and Brewers Association founder Charlie Papazian at Music City Centre on Thursday May 3.

This year was the 22nd anniversary of the World Beer Cup, which had 600 beers entered from 250 breweries in its debut year of 1996, held in Vail, Colorado.

There were 8234 beers entered into the World Beer Cup in 2018 by 2515 breweries representing 66 countries, competition manager Chris Swersey revealed.

This year a total of 46 Australian breweries entered beers in the competition, winning three medals, up from two in 2016.

Full awards list.

More to come.

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