The Brussels Beer Challenge celebrated its 11th anniversary during the awards ceremony for the 2022 competition in Ghent, Belgium last month. More than 1,800 beers from across the globe were evaluated by a panel of 85 international beer experts, and American craft brewers once again displayed a mastery in brewing both classic and innovative beer styles.
In total, American craft brewers won 25 awards including seven gold, nine silver, and nine bronze medals across 20 categories. Fremont Brewing Company’s Legend Cold IPA was awarded “Best American Beer of the Competition.”
The competition, which became the first professional beer competition in Belgium in 2012, has since become one of the world’s most recognized beer competitions.
The Brewers Association (BA) Export Development Program (EDP) sees international competitions as a key mechanism by which to generate publicity for the U.S. craft beer industry and assist EDP subscribers with gaining attention and distribution for their brands in select target markets. As such, the BA covers the cost of a consolidated airfreight shipment to each competition and covers the entry fee for up to three brands per brewery in select international competitions for its member breweries.
2022 award-winning American craft breweries are listed below—congratulations to all the winners!
|Allagash Brewing Company||Allagash White||Witbier||Silver|
|Boulevard Brewing Company||Flying Start Non-Alcoholic IPA||IPA Alcohol-Free/Low||Silver|
|Breakside Brewery Taproom||Breakside I Will Roar You||Imperial Stout Barrel- or Wood Aged||Bronze|
|Ceria Brewing Company||Grainwave Belgian-Style White Ale||Alcohol-free||Bronze|
|DESTIHL Brewery||DeadHead Tourbus Hazy IPA||New England IPA||Gold|
|Firestone||Hopnosis IPA||American Pale Ale||Silver|
|Fremont Brewing||13th Anniversary||Barley Wine||Bronze|
|Fremont Brewing||Legend||Cold IPA||Gold|
|Fremont Brewing||Lush||American IPA (Higher than 6.5 ABV)||Bronze|
|Hinterland Brewery||Grand Cru 22||Other Sour Ale||Gold|
|Hoppin' Frog Brewing Co||Barrel Aged Frogichlaus Swiss-Style Celebration Lager||Wood/Barrel Aged||Silver|
|Hoppin' Frog Brewing Co||Q.O.R.I.S. The Quasher Quadruple Oatmeal-Imperial Stout||Speciality beer (Higher than 7 ABV)||Bronze|
|Laughing Dog Brewing||Gud Dog Oktoberfest||German-Style Märzen||Gold|
|Migration Brewing Company||Patio Pale||American Pale Ale||Bronze|
|Reuben's Brews||Reuben's Super Crush||New England IPA||Bronze|
|Reuben's Brews||Robust Porter||Porter||Gold|
|Revision Brewing Company||Emerald Bay IPA||Pacific IPA||Gold|
|River North Brewery||Nightmare Fuel||Coffee Beer||Gold|
|River North Brewery||Bourbon Barrel Aged Bucket of Bolts||Wood/Barrel Aged||Silver|
|River North Brewery||Midnight Hike||Chocolate Beer||Silver|
|Societe Brewing Company||Light Beer||Kölsch||Bronze|
|The Virginia Beer Company||Purley's ESB||Strong/Extra Special Bitter||Silver|
|The Virginia Beer Company||One Night In Tokyo||Fruit Beer||Bronze|
|Urban Artifact||Teak||Other Sour Ale||Silver|
|Urban Artifact||The Gadget||Fruit Beer||Silver|