Business Briefcase: Montana breweries win at World Beer Cup

The World Beer Cup is back after a four-year hiatus and Montana breweries are coming home with awards.

Awards were given in 103 beer-style categories at the May 5 awards ceremony held in Minneapolis, following the annual Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America.

Four Montana breweries were recognized with two gold and two bronze awards.

Bozeman Brewing Co. (Bozeman) – Gold in the Robust Porter category with Plum St. Porter;

Mountains Walking Brewery (Bozeman) – Bronze in the International Pale Ale category with Damsel Fly;

Bayern Brewing (Missoula) – Bronze in the South German-Style Hefeweizen category with St. Walter Hefeweizen

Philipsburg Brewing Co. (Philipsburg) – Gold in the Pumpkin Beer category with 5 Phantoms.

“Competitions like the 2022 World Beer Cup help to show the rest of the world what Montanans already know, that our local breweries are brewing some of the best beer you’ll find anywhere,” MBA Executive Director Matt Leow said in a news release.

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