The second California Craft Brewers Cup awards ceremony was held on Friday, August 27th and we’re stoked that twenty-three awesome Los Angeles brewers are taking home medals this year!
The 2021 California Craft Brewers Cup was presented by The Sacramento Area Brewers Guild, in partnership with the California Craft Brewers Association as a showcase of the best craft beers across the state.
With California now boasting over 1,100 breweries across the state, there’s more beer being brewed locally now than ever before and more local options for beer enthusiasts at the city-wide, country-wide, regional, and state-wide levels.
After taking a hiatus in 2020, the second-year competition saw 1,266 beers from 194 breweries entered into 60 categories, plus awards for Brewers Guild of the Year, Brewery of the Year and Best in Show. No walk in the park!
Here’s a list of the LA brewery winners from the 2021 California Craft Brewers Cup:
International-Style Pilsner: Pils of Creation by Eureka Brewing Company in Gardena
Czech Lager: Blacklight by Lawless Brewing Co in North Hollywood
Kölsch: Helmet by Alosta Brewing Co in Covina
Amber Hybrid: Jewel City by Brewyard Beer Co in Glendale
American-Style Fruit Beer: Mr. Pink by Surfridge Brewing Co in El Segundo
Coffee Beer: Central Perk by Ambitious Ales in Long Beach
Blonde or Golden Ale: Old Pal Ale by King Harbor Brewing Co in Redondo Breach
American IPA: Tucked in by Strangers by Paperback Brewing Co in Glendale
Lambic: Coolship Balaton Cherry by Beachwood Blendery in Long Beach
Strong American Ale: Good Boy by Project Barley Brewing Co in Lomita
Belgian-Style Witbier: 8381 Wit by Hop Secret Brewing Co in Monrovia
Munich-Style Helles: Close Talker Lager by Hop Secret Brewing Co in Monrovia
Herb & Spice Beer: To Live and Thai in LA by Angel City Brewery in DTLA
Coffee Beer: CB25 Coffee IPA by Tortugo Brewing in Inglewood
Historical Beer Styles: Conquer the World by Lucky Luke Brewing Co in Palmdale
British Strong Ales: Full Malted Jacket by Beachwood Brewing in Long Beach
Sweet Stout: First We Feast by Lucky Luke Brewing Co in Palmdale
Imperial Stout: The Shroud by Bravery Brewing in Lancaster
Strong American Ale: The Gunny by Bravery Brewing in Lancaster
Belgian Strong Ale: Rector 2020 Bottle Conditioned by Absolution Brewing Co in Torrance
Lambic: We Are Who We Pretend To Be by Beachwood Blendery in Long Beach
Wood & Barrel-Aged (Wine): Port Barrel-Aged 3 Blind Mice by Bravery Brewing in Lancaster
Wood & Barrel-Aged (Spirits): Fifth Anniversary by Pocock Brewing Co in Santa Clarita
International Lager: Swarthy Czechsman by Ten Mile Brewing in Signal Hill
International-Style Pilsner: Noho Boho by Lawless Brewing Co in North Hollywood
European-Style Dark Beer: Lost Summer by Trademark Brewing in Long Beach
Hard Seltzer: Blood Orange Seltzer by Old Stump Brewing Co in Pomona
Gose: Baby Come Back Raspberry Gose by Boomtown Brewery in DTLA
American-Style Fruit Beer: Birns and Sour by Lawless Brewing Co in North Hollywood
Historical Beer Styles: Hidden Hollow by Ten Mile Brewing in Signal Hill
Blonde or Golden Ale: Blond Conniption by Old Stump Brewing Co in Pomona
British Mild & Bitters: The Luckypenny by MacLeod Ale Brewing Co in Van Nuys
American Porter & Stout: Robusta Rhymes by Beachwood Brewing in Long Beach
Belgian Sour Ale: Friendly Conversation by Smog City Brewing Co in Torrance
American Wild Ale: Limelight by Project Barley Brewing Co in Lomita
Congratulations to ALL the winners and participating breweries. While winning a medal is a great accomplishment, it is by no means a prerequisite for brewing great beer. It just goes to show how robust the California craft brewing community is now, and how far Los Angeles has come as a compelling craft beer destination.
So while you’re out there drinking some of these 2021 CCBC award-winning beers around Los Angeles, you should also be purchasing beers from the dozens of other awesome LA breweries out there as well.