Are these the best beers in Michigan?

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Three Michigan brews snagged medals at the 2023 World Beer Cup, which is regarded as “The Olympics of Beer Competition.”

First held in 1996, this year's event was May 10 in Nashville, Tennessee.

The conference and competition are presented by the Brewers Association (BA).

This year, 10,213 beers in 103 beer categories covering 176 different beer styles (including all subcategories) were submitted by 2,376 breweries from 51 countries.

From that, 272 judges (from 26 countries) presented 307 bronze, silver and gold medals.

Which Michigan beers came out on top?

Mitten Brewing Co., Facebook
Mitten Brewing Co., Facebook

Bronze: The Mitten Brewing Co. – Imperial Peanuts & Crackerjacks (Field Beer Category)

Founders Brewing Co., Facebook
Founders Brewing Co., Facebook

Silver: Founders Brewing – Dirty Bastard (Old Ale or Strong Ale Category)

Redwood Brewing, Instagram
Redwood Brewing, Instagram

Gold: Redwood Brewing Co. – Nectar of the Gods (Belgian Style Tripel Category)

Way to go!

Here are a few more winners:

        • Gold: Taildragger - 5G Saddle Mountain Brewing Co. - American Wheat Beer Goodyear, Arizona
        • Gold: Summon Ifrit - Battle Mage Brewing Co. - American-Style Amber/Red Ale - Vista, California
        • Gold: Janet's Brown Ale - Wondrous Brewing Co. - American-Style Brown Ale - Emeryville, California
        • Gold: Head Hunter - Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon - American-Style India Pale Ale - North Olmsted, Ohio

See the rest of the 2023 winners here.

It's no secret the Mitten State is great for beer!

According to West Michigan Tourist Association,

Michigan’s brewing industry contributes more than 21,000 full-time jobs and $872 million in labor income, with a total economic impact of over $2.5 billion. In terms of overall number of breweries, microbreweries and brewpubs, Michigan ranks #6 in the nation—supporting its title as “The Great Beer State.”

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