Long Beach’s Beachwood Named Best Large Brewpub at the 2016 World Beer Cup

Make no mistake about it, Long Beach: DTLB is home to one of the best brewpubs in the nation—and Beachwood BBQ & Brewing has the medal to prove it as it has been named the world’s best large brewpub at the Brewers Association’s 2016 World Beer Cup.

In addition to its title honor, Beachwood scored three other awards: a gold medal for its famed Mocha Machine in the Coffee Beer category (the third largest category this year and for which Beachwood won a bronze in the last Beer Cup held in 2014); a silver for its American stout Kilgore; and a bronze for its decorated Milk Stout Udder Love.

Beachwood is no stranger to Best Brewpubs awards (it has scored that honor twice at the Great American Beer Festival) but this is the first time the brewery has scored such a high-title award at the Cup

Over the years, there has been a seismic shift the choices consumers make when it comes to beer—leading the Brewers Association to develop the bi-annual World Beer Cup Competition in 1996 to celebrate the art and science of brewing. This global competition, per the Association, “continues to create greater consumer awareness about different beer styles and flavor profiles while promoting international brewing excellence.”

The World Beer Cup, often referred to as “The Olympics of Beer Competitions,” is the most prestigious beer competition in the world.

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Brian Addison has been a writer, editor and photographer for more than a decade, covering everything from food to politics to urban transportation and housing. In 2015, he was named Journalist of the Year by the Los Angeles Press Club and has since garnered 12 nominations and an additional win for Best Political Commentary. Born in Big Bear, he has lived in Long Beach since college. Brian currently serves as a columnist and editor for the Long Beach Post.
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