Utah brewers were recognized at the 2021 International Beer Awards (formerly the North American Beer Awards) for their beer-making excellence.
Templin Family Brewing led Utah brewers’ efforts with eight medals, including two gold. Level Crossing Brewing nabbed six medals, including two gold.
Shades Brewing and Uinta Brewing each added three gold medals to their display cases.
In all, 16 Utah breweries claimed 42 medals. The medal count nearly doubled the 24-medal effort at the 2019 North American Brewers Association event. The awards weren’t held in 2020.
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Award-Winning Utah Breweries
The following Utah breweries earned medals in the 2021 International Beer Awards (scroll further to see specific winning beers). Information provided by the North American Brewers Association:
- Bohemian Brewery
- Grid City Beer Works
- Hopkins Brewing
- Kiitos Brewing
- Level Crossing Brewing Co.
- Moab Brewery
- Mountain West Hard Cider
- Proper Brewing Co.
- Red Rock Brewery
- Roosters Brewing Co.
- Salt Flats Brewing Co.
- Shades Brewing
- Squatters Craft Beers
- Talisman Brewing Co.
- T.F. Brewing
- Uinta Brewing Co.
Winning Beers from Utah (Category in Parentheses)
- Gold — Helles Bock (4A – Helles, Bock)
- Silver — Export Lager (2D – Dortmunder Export)
Grid City Beer Works
- Gold — Brown Ale (10B – English-style Brown Ale)
- Silver — Extra Pale Ale (7C – American-style Strong Pale Ale)
- Bronze — Rose Seltzer (20C – Hard Seltzers)
- Silver — Silent H Dub Nectar (1B – American-style Standard or Premium Lager)
- Silver — Amber Ale (9E – Scottish-style Export)
- Silver — Coffee Cream Ale (17F – Coffee Beers)
Level Crossing Brewing Co.
- Gold — The Black Album (10F – Cascadian-style Dark Ale, American Black Ale)
- Gold — Coffee Uncommon (17F – Coffee Beers)
- Bronze — Vienna Lager (3B – Vienna-style Lager)
- Bronze — Look Up! (9H – American-style Amber Ale)
- Bronze — Eternal Pursuit (13G – Belgian-style Dark Strong Ale
- Bronze — XII XI XIII (11E – American-style Barley Wine)
- Gold — Rocket Bike Lager (11C, 15A – American-style Strong Ale, California Common)
Mountain West Hard Cider
- Bronze — Sweet Alice (19D – Specialty Cider)
- Bronze — GULB (19BEF – Farmhouse-style Cider and Apple Wine)
Proper Brewing Company
- Silver — Whispers of the Primordial Sea (17B – Fruit Beers)
Red Rock Brewing
- Gold — 20th Anniversary (9I – Double Imperial Red Ale)
- Gold — Marvella (13E – Tripel)
- Silver — White Rainbow (8E – Belgian-style India Pale Ale)
Roosters Brewing Co.
- Bronze — Bees Knees Honey Wheat (17A – Honey Beer)
Salt Flats Brewing Co.
- Gold — Deuce Coupe (3A – American-style Amber Lager)
- Silver — Lowrider (10H – Sweet Stout)
- Gold — Tropical Storm (17B – Fruit Beers)
- Gold — Peach Cobbler (18A – Specialty and Experimental Beers)
- Gold — Livli Raspberry Seltzer (20C – Hard Seltzers)
Squatters Craft Beers
- Silver — Hells Keep (13F – Belgian-style Pale Strong Ale)
Talisman Brewing Co.
- Bronze — Uplifted (9E – Scottish-style Export)
- Gold — Atlas Zwickel Bier (21A – Collaboration Beers)
- Gold — Lingonberry Sour (14C – American Sour Ale)
- Silver — Terpene Northern Lights (18A – Specialty and Experimental Beers)
- Bronze — Northern Red (9I – Double Imperial Red Ale)
- Bronze — Munchen Helles (2A – Helles Lager)
- Bronze — Albion Trippel (13A – Tripel)
- Bronze — Beechwood Rauchbier (16AB – German-style Rauchbier)
- Bronze — Mexican Lager Bier (1C – Latin American or Tropical-style Lager or Ale)
Uinta Brewing Co.
- Gold — 801 Pilsner (2B – German-style Pilsner)
- Gold — Golden Spike Hefeweizen (6B – American-style Hefeweizen)
- Gold — Pumpkin (17D – Pumpkin or Pumpkin Spiced Beer)
- Bronze — Baba Black Lager (3E – Schwarzbier)
- Bronze — Was Angeles (1B – American-style Standard or Premium Lager)
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International Beer Awards
Winners were announced on Aug. 27 as part of the 2021 Mountain Brewers Beer Fest in Idaho Falls. In 2018, the competition received over 1,900 entries, organizers said.
Complete List of Winners (PDFs)
The event, in which proceeds benefit charities and non-profit organizations, has raised more than $1.25 million over the years, organizers said in a 2018 statement.