Although Nevada currently has fewer than 40 breweries, our brewers managed to claim four medals at the awards ceremony at the World Beer Cup held at the Craft Brewers Conference in Nashville on May 3, which this year attracted 8,234 entries from 66 countries. The four medals were earned by two breweries from Reno — Revision Brewing and Great Basin Brewing.
Great Basin maintained its claim to having won more major competition medals than any other brewery in Nevada, this year adding two bronze medals to its collection for Bitchin’ Berry in the Fruit Wheat Beer Category with 70 entries and Truckee River Red in the American-Style Amber/Red Ale category with 110 entries. This latest win brings Great Basin’s total to a very remarkable 9 WBC awards and 13 GABF medals.
Revision, only two weeks shy of celebrating its one-year anniversary, struck gold with Revision IPA in the American-Style India Pale Ale category with 377 entries, and silver for Revision DIPA in the Imperial India Pale Ale category with 196 entries. These wins are not a major surprise, as IPA styles are what the hop-forward brewery specializes in, but winning in the two categories with the highest number of entries is quite impressive.