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Our international and highly respected judging panel has identified the best beers in each of the nine categories of the annual World Beer Awards. Over 2,300 beers from more than 50 countries entered into this year’s awards and judges blind tasted and scored the entries across three rounds of judging.
The final round was held in London, where 100 international brewers, industry experts and journalists tasted and voted for the winners of the World’s Best Beers 2018.

Adrian Tierney-Jones, Chair of the World Beer Awards said: “Once again the winners in the World Beer Awards show an exciting snapshot of some of the best beers being brewed across the globe today. Naturally I would like to congratulate these winners, but I would also like to thank the many judges who have applied themselves to their tasks with diligence and great professionalism. I’m already looking forward to next year’s awards.”

As well as taste quality, design excellence was also judged, chaired by Felicity Murray, founder of Samples were judged in five categories. Felicity said: “It always refreshing to see so many imaginative label designs and this year was no exception. The Judges were particularly impressed by the growing number of beer brands breaking away from the category norm with creative new ideas that stand out from the crowd.”

World's Best Dark Beer Collesi, Rossa
World's Best Flavoured Beer Sons of Liberty, Bourbon Barrel Aged Uprising Stout
World's Best IPA Hobgoblin, IPA
World's Best Lager Schwarzbräu, Schweden Pils
World's Best Pale Beer Unibroue, 25e Blonde de l'Enfer
World's Best Sour Beer Rodenbach, Vintage
World's Best Speciality Beer Rügener Insel-Brauerei, Quadriga
World's Best Stout & Porter Bogota Beer, Macondo Coffee Stout
World's Best Wheat Beer Maisel’s Weisse, Original

World's Best Beer Design Kerel, Saison

All style winners as well as country, Gold, Silver and Bronze medalists can be found on
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