Local favorite Stoup Brewing (1108 NW 52nd St) recently won the silver medal in the Robust Porter category at the 2014 World Beer Cup®. The award is a huge honor for the brewery that is barely six months old.
According to Stoup, The World Beer Cup, which is often referred to as “The Olympics of Beer Competitions,” is the most prestigious beer competition in the world. The Cup first started in 1996 and, every two years, a professional panel of beer judges awards gold, silver and bronze medals to the top three beers in nearly 91 categories.
“It is a great honor that the judges at the World Beer Cup recognized our hard work and passion for brewing quality beers so early on in our history,” said Brad Benson, head brewer and co-founder at Stoup.
According to Benson, Stoup’s Robust Porter is rich in color and character. The beer contains a complex malt profile that includes chocolate malt, roasted barley, roasted wheat and roasted rye.
“When we were planning the brewery we noticed that our favorite porters were disappearing from the market,” co-owner Lara Zahaba said. “We were determined to make and showcase this favorite style which makes a win in the Robust Porter category all the more satisfying.”
During this years Cup, Stoup’s Porter stacked up against competing beers from all over the world the world and was said to be “an excellent example in the Robust Porter category that maintains close adherence to the style and displays excellent taste, aroma, and appearance.”
Stoup was one of nine breweries from Washington State that earned top honors at the 2014 World Beer Cup.
Congratulations to the team at Stoup!