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Put on by the Brewers Association, the World Beer Cup was first held in 1996 and it differs from the Great American Beer Festival in that it only occurs once every two years, and the competition welcomes entries from all over the world. This year, 1907 breweries from 55 countries entered 6596 beers in 96 different categories. A pool of 253 judges ranked the beers, with the panel consisting of internationally recognized brewers, consultants, industry suppliers and writers.
The list of award-winning beers from North Texas is given below, and it's worth noting that Deep Ellum Brewing Company has now brought home back-to-back medals from the World Beer Cup for its Belgian quad, Four Swords (for a historical chronicle of North Texas winners at the World Beer Cup and Great American Beer Festival, click the GABF/WBC award winners tab at the top of the page).
Bitter Sisters Brewery
- Gold for Hissy Fit in the German-Style Märzen category.
- Silver for Four Swords in the Belgian-Style Dark Strong Ale category.
- Silver for Chump Change in the Other Belgian-Style Ale category.