Curitiba Brewery Wins Best Beer
The Brazilian Beer Competition, held concurrently with the Festival of Brazilian Beer in Blumenau in Santa Catarina, has announced the results of its competition. The winner is a micro brewery from Curitiba, the Bodebrown Brewery. The Curitibano brewery was voted “Brewery of the Year” after accumulating awards in 11 different categories, collecting five gold medals, two silver, and four bronze.
The Bodebrown Brewery received gold medals for its Black Rye Ipa (American-style black ale); Blanche De Curitiba (Belgian-style wheat beer); Ipa Cocoa (chocolate beer); Cara Black (English-style mild ale); and Dangerous (Imperial India pale ale).
Bodebrown won silver medals for Wee Heavy (Scottish heavy ale) and Hop-Weiss (Specialty Beer).
The bronze medals were for De Bora Powerful Ipa (English-style India pale ale); Beer Do Amor (fruit beer); Tripel Hop Montfort (strong beer); and Robust Porter De Bora (robust porter).
Altogether, there were 215 beers that entered the competition from seven different states in Brazil. São Paulo state had the highest number of medals with 33; followed by breweries located in Paraná (26 medals); Santa Catarina (16 medals); Minas Gerais (14 medals); Rio Grande do Sul (9 medals); Rio de Janeiro (7 medals); and Pará (4 medals).
[Source: Diplomacia e Turismo]