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San Diego breweries reign on home turf at San Diego International Beer Competition

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Posted at 4:36 PM, May 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-02 19:29:03-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — It seems appropriate, really. In fact, it would be downright unimaginable had it went any other way.

San Diego breweries seem to be the golden geese that travel in packs when it comes to beer competition. In Los Angeles, local brewers took home nearly 25% of all awards.

At the San Diego International Beer Competition, the result was no different, as local brewers claimed 60 medals in 41 style categories. In total, there were 60 style categories.

It's a celebratory feat still. Thirty-eight San Diego breweries took home (kept home?) 20 gold medals, 20 silver medals, and 20 bronze medals.

Three categories were completely swept by San Diego breweries: European Lager (Societe Brewing Company, San Diego Brewing Co., and Rip Current Brewing); Imperial Stout (Indian Joe Brewing, Dos Desperados Brewery, and Pizza Port Carlsbad); and Spiced and Specialty Mead (Twisted Horn Mead & Cider, Lost Cause Meadery).

The local leading medal holders were Societe (five medals), Rouleur Brewing (four medals), Pizza Port (four medals), and Rip Current (three medals).

Here's a look at San Diego's wins. Did any of your favorites snag an award?


Papa Marce's Cerveceria: Ryesilience - Rye IPA; Rye Beer
Societe Brewing Company: The Harlot; Hybrid Belgian-Style Ale
Ballast Point Brewing: Barrel Aged Victory at Sea; Wood and Barrel Aged Beer
Societe Brewing Company: The Baroness; European Lager
Rip Current Brewing: Corriente Negra Mexican Lager; Amber Lager
Rip Current Brewing: Breakline Bock; German-Style Bock
Pizza Port (Bressi Ranch): Chronic; English-Style Pale Ale
Rouleur Brewing Company: Bonkeur Mosaic Pale Ale; American-Style Pale Ale
Black Plague Brewing: Hazy Scandal: American-Style Juice or Hazy Pale Ale
Bay City Brewing: Bay City Pale Ale; American-Style Strong Pale Ale
Stone Brewing Co.: Stone///Fear.Movie.Lions Double IPA; American-Style Juicy or Hazy Imperial India
Coronado Brewing Co.: Mermaid's Red; America-Style Amber/Red Ale
South Park Brewing: Robert Smith's Smooth; Bitter
Little Miss Brewing: Battle Ground Brown; English-Style Brown Ale
AleSmith Brewing Company: AleSmith Nut Brown; American-Style Brown Ale
Mikkeller Brewing San Diego: 9085 KM; Belgian-Style Sour Ale
Booze Brothers Brewing Co.: Black Sunshine; Specialty Stout
Indian Joe Brewing: IJB Imperial Oatmeal Stout; Imperial Stout
The Lost Abbey: A Creator's Calling; British-Style Strong Ale
Twisted Horn Mead & Cider: Shooter's Mark; Spiced and Specialty Mead


Eppig Brewing: Meister N. German Wheat Beer; American Wheat Ale
Pizza Port (Bressi Ranch): Bacon and Eggs; Coffee Porter and Stout
Societe Brewing Company: The Highwaymann; Brett and Other Sour Beer
Duck Foot Brewing: Redrum; Wood and Barrel Aged Beer
San Diego Brewing Co.: Helles For Children; European Lager
Amplified Ale Works: Vienna Gadda Da Vida; Amber Lager
Burning Beard: Circle of Hops; American-Style Pale Ale
Prohibition Brewing Company: ProCo IPA; American-Style India Pale Ale
Coronado Brewing Co.: Never Better; Imperial India Pale Ale
Burning Beard: Banksy; Bitter
Julian Beer Company: Weasel; American-Style Brown Ale
Rouleur Brewing Company: Domestique Blonde Ale; Belgian-Style Pale Ale
Rouleur Brewing Company: Soloist Golden Strong Ale; Belgian-Style Pale Strong Ale
Helia Brewing Co.: Helia Porter; Porter
Pizza Port (Carlsbad Village): Zman; Bold Stout
Dos Desperados Brewery: Maniac Imperial Stout; Imperial Stout
Wild Barrel Brewing Co.: Not Last Years Fruitcake; British-Style Strong Ale
Twisted Horn Mead & Cider: Raven's Claw; Fruit Mead
Lost Cause Meadery: Ride or Chai; Spiced and Specialty Mead
Twisted Horn Mead & Cider: Embers; New England and Fruit Cider


Mikkeller Brewing San Diego: Passion Pool; Fruit Wheat Beer and Vegetable Beer
10 Barrel Brewing Co.: Elephants on Parade; Specialty Beer
Societe Brewing Company: The Coachman; Session Beer
Mike Hess Brewing: Habitus; Rye Beer
Rouleur Brewing Company: Puncheur Pale Ale; Hybrid Belgian-Style Ale
Societe Brewing Company: The Swindler; Brett and Other Sour Beer
Indian Joe Brewing: Ham For the Holidays; Smoked Beer
Chula Vista Brewery: Papa's Pills; Pilsener
Rip Current Brewing: High Surf Helles; European Lager
Nickel Beer: Warrior Contribution; Golden or Blonde Beer
Pure Project: Murklands; American-Style Juice or Hazy Pale Ale
Mason Ale Works: Charley Hustle; America-Style Amber/Red Ale
Rock Bottom La Jolla: White Mountain Brown; Scottish-Style Ale
Pizza Port Brewing (OB): Skidmark; English-Style Brown Ale
Papa Marce's Cerveceria: Zest of Friends; German-Style Weiss
Deft Brewing: Austere Abbot; Belgian-Style Pale Ale
Pizza Port (Carlsbad Village): Night Rider; Imperial Stout
Resident Brewing: Royal Nottingham; Barley Wine
Twisted Horn Mead & Cider: Old Ways; Spiced and Specialty Mead
Newtopia Cyder: India Pale Cyder; Specialty Cider and Perry