Does the fact that Coors Brewing Company won the World Beer Cup Championship in the large brewing category in any way mitigate the importance of the World Beer Cup?

Johnny Paycheck sure wouldn’t think so. That man loved his yellowbelly. When’s Jester King going to put out a banquet beer? All the Texas winners from the 2014 World Beer Cup.

Herb and Spice Beer. Silver: Bitterama, Kamala Brewing at the Whip In, Austin, TX

Session Beer. Bronze: Le Petit Prince, Jester King Brewery, Austin, TX

German-Style Schwarzbier. Bronze: Black Thunder, Austin Beerworks, Austin, TX

American-Style Dark Lager. Silver: Santo, Saint Arnold Brewing Co., Houston, TX

Belgian-Style Witbier. Gold: Witbier, Community Beer Co., Dallas, TX

Belgian-Style Dark Strong Ale. 4 Swords Belgian Style Quad, Deep Ellum Brewing Co., Dallas, TX

English-Style India Pale Ale. Stormcloud, Rahr and Sons Brewing Co., Fort Worth, TX

Golden or Blonde Ale. Alibi Blonde, Circle Brewing Co., Austin, TX

4,754 beers were entered by 1,403 breweries in the 2014 World Beer Cup competition.

253 breweries won 281 awards.

Cockles warmed by

Australasian, Latin American or Tropical-Style Light Lager. Gold: Regia Extra, Industrias La Constancia, San Salvador, El Salvador

You haven’t lived til you’ve had a quart of this delicious lager at El Zunsal on Calle Street in East Austin. 4 courses. $6.

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