For the past four years, breweries across Latin America have been sending samples of their beer to the Latin American Craft Beer Cup. On Saturday, May 19, the 2018 winners were announced.
Over the course of the week, more than 700 beer samples were judged from breweries across Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Peru.
The judges, of which there were 30, hailed from Latin America, the United States, and Europe, with 13 of the judges from Peru. Among them, were a few stand out figures of the brewing world, such as John Palmer, Stan Hieronymus, Jennifer Talley, Sandra Cockerham, Ian Fozard, Steve Piatz, David Castro, Bruno Britto, and Oscar Garrido who also gave interesting talks on various related topics.
The Peruvian Winners
Of the Peruvian breweries, 14 awards went to Peruvian breweries and brewers, including Barbarian as the best brewery in Peru and its Imperial Red V Aniversario as the best Peruvian beer of the competition. Among the other Peruvian winners, Barranco Beer Company, Cervecería Del Valle, Knock Out, Nuevo Mundo and Oveja Negra took home awards.
This year, there was also a category for home brewers. with two Peruvians winning awards: Juan Ydrogo for his American IPA and Alberto Reyna for his beer, 16 nudos.
|Barbarian||Best Peruvian Brewery|
|Besser Bier||Red Ale||Silver|
|Knock Out – Ergo||Sorpresa||Silver|
|Barranco Beer Company||Saca tu machete 2018||Silver|
|Barbarian||Imperial Red V Aniversario||Bronze, Best Peruvian Beer|
|Oveja Negra||Golden Spirit||Bronze|
|Cervecería Del Valle||Inti Punku IPA||Bronze|
The Other Major Winners
Argentina won 21 prizes with the Argentinian brewery Juguetes Perdidos winning the award for best brewery of the competition and the Argentinian brewery, Bacota, winning best beer of the competition for their Old Ale.
The organizer of the event, The Union of Craft Brewers of Peru (UCAP), is an association formed by 28 producers that aim to promote the craft brewing culture in Peru, boost quality, and responsible consumption.
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