Moon River Brewing Earns Gold at WBC

ImageSavannah-based Moon River Brewing Co. is bringing home the gold from the World Beer Cup competition held last week in Colorado.

Moon River scored the honor for its Da Bomb Dry Stout. Founder and brewmaster John Pinkerton was on hand to accept, as was assistant brewer Adam Matthews.

In all, 23 of Savannah Distributing Co. breweries took home hardware from the WBC. Our company brand winners are below. To see a complete list of winner, click here.

The Brewers Association developed the World Beer Cup International Competition in 1996 to celebrate the art and science of brewing by recognizing outstanding achievement.

This global competition ultimately creates greater consumer awareness about different beer styles and flavor profiles while promoting international brewing excellence. Every two years, a highly qualified professional panel of beer judges honors the top three beers in 91 categories with gold, silver, and bronze awards. The World Beer Cup, often referred to as “The Olympics of Beer Competition,” is the most prestigious beer competition in the world.

In the photo: Moon River Brewing Co. Brewmaster John Pinkerton, left, and Assistant Brewer Adam Matthews, right, accept a gold award for their Da Bomb Dry Stout from Brewers’ Association President Charlie Pappazian at the World Beer Cup competition. Photo by Paul Leone.


Moon River, Da Bomb

Left Hand, Sawtooth

Boon, Oude Kriek

Boulder, Shake

Lagunitas, DayTime

Schneider, Schneider Weisse Tap 6

Rodenbach, Rodenbach Vintage 2011

Green’s, Gluten-free Enterprise Dry Hopped Lager

Founders, Mango Magnifico con Calor



Thornbridge, Wild Swan

Boon, Oude Gueuze

The Bruery, Oude Tart

Green’s, Gluten-free Endeavour Dubbel

Lost Abbey, Framboise de Amarosa

Shmaltz, Funky Jewbelation

Birrifico del Ducato, Viæmilia

Ayinger, Altbairisch Dunkel



Port Brewery, Hop 15

Mad River, Steelhead Extra Pale

Huyghe, Delirium Tremens

Anderson Valley, Brother David’s Double

Oude Beersel, Oude Gueuze

Baladin, Xyauyü