Steamworks wins gold at World Beer Cup

Sunday, May 6, 2018 3:25 PM

Competing with craft beers from around the world, Steamworks Brewing Co.’s Night Train topped the Dark Lager category at the 2018 World Beer Cup, earning a Gold Award in the international judging.

The Brewers Association, a not-for-profit trade group dedicated to promoting and protecting America’s small and independent craft brewers, announced the results May 3 at the conclusion of Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America in Nashville, Tenn.

The World Beer Cup featured 8,234 beers from 2,515 breweries representing 66 countries. Entries in 101 beer style categories were judged by a panel of 295 judges from 33 countries.

“This is the first time Night Train has brought home some heavy metal,” said Steamworks Co-founder Kris Oyler, in a news release. “And given this was the World Beer Cup, we can lay claim to Night Train being the best American dark lager in the world.”

“Night Train is an American-style dark lager, considered smooth, rich and complex, yet not heavy,” said Ken Martin, Steamwork’s director of brewing operations, in the same news release. “It has chocolate and roasted notes and finishes very clean.”

Steamworks, located at 801 East Second Ave., has received five medals (three gold, two silver) at the World Beer Cup over the brewpub’s history. The World Beer Cup is held every second year.