2013 Winners


In Its 2nd Year, the NYIBC Competition Sets Unparalleled Standards and Uncovers the World’s Best-Brews, Ciders and Sakes

New York, NY (February 2013) The 2nd Annual New York International Beer Competition (“NYIBC”) was held at 3 West Club in the heart of Manhattan on February 10th 2013. Close to three hundred beer, cider and sake producers from over 16 countries submitted their brands to be blind tasted and judged by category and actual price. The trade only judges are buyers, retail storeowners, restaurant/bar proprietors, distributors and importers – those that have the unique ability to make a direct impact on sales.

While other renowned competitions prize up to 85% of entrants with awards and gold medals, the discerning panel and ethos of the NYIBC is to honor the brands that are most deserving among their peers. This year, NYIBC prized only 24% of its entrants medals and only one Double Gold Medal and One Gold medal was awarded.

Top Honors Awards

Arizona Brewery of the Year
Nimbus Brewery

Colorado Brewery of the Year
Oskar Blues

Delaware Brewery of the Year
16 Mile Brewery

Kentucky Brewery of the Year
Alltech Kentucky Ale

Long Island Brewery Of the Year
Blue Point Brewery

New York City Brewery of the Year
The Bronx Brewery

Massachusetts Brewery of the Year
Samuel Adams

Michigan Brewery of the Year
New Holland Brewing

Montana Brewery of the Year
Madison River Brewery

Ohio Brewery of the Year
Listermann Brewing Company

Oregon Brewery of the Year
Full Sail Brewery

Pennsylvania Brewery of the Year
Weyerbacher Brewery

Wisconsin Brewery of the Year
Hinterland Brewery

New York Beer Distributor of the Year
Union Beer

Belgian Beer Importer of the Year
Global Beer Network

Importer of the Year
St Killian Importing

Belgian Brewery of the Year
Van Steenberge

Canada Brewery of the Year
Boréale Brewery

Czech Brewery of the Year

England Brewery of the Year
Thwaites Brewery

France Brewery of the Year
Brasserie Duyck

Germany Brewery of the Year
Wurzburger Hofbrau AG

Italy Brewery of the Year

Mauritus Brewery of the Year
Phoenix Brewery

Mexican Brewery of the Year

Spain Brewery of the Year
Estrella Galicia

Special Cider Awards

USA Cider Producer of the Year
Angry Orchard

California Cider Producer of the Year
Ace Cider

Vermont Cider Producer of the Year

English Cider Producer of the Year
Aspall Cyder

Canada Cider Producer of the Year
Luk Cider

Spanish Cider Producer of the Year
Castanon Cider

Special Sake Awards

Sake Importer of the Year
Nishimoto Trading Company
Sake Brewery of the Year
Fukumitsuya Sake Brewery

2013 Beer Double Gold Winners

Scotch Ale
Oskar Blues Brewery Old Chub Scotch Ale

2013 Beer Gold Winners

Belgian Style Pale Strong Ale
Piraat Ale $11.99

2013 Beer Silver Winners

American Style Brown Ale
Nimbus Brown Ale

Belgian Style Dark Strong Ale
La Trappe Quadrupel
Unibroue Trois Pistoles $8.99

Belgian Style Trippel
Unibroue La Fin du Monde $8.99
Samuel Adams New World Triple $9.99

Belgian Style Sour
Petrus Aged Pale Ale $4.99

Other Belgian Style
:a Trappe Isid’or $5.00
Samuel Adams 13th Hour Stot $9.99

Classic Style English Pale Ale
16 Mile Brewery Inlet Ale

English Style Brown Ale
Thwaites Big Ben

English Style Pale Ale
Full Sail IPA

European Style Dark/Munchner Dunkel
Lammsbrau Dunkel $2.50

German-Style Heller Bock
Full Sail LTD Pale Bock

German-Style Kolsch/Koln
Alltech Kentucky Light
Boréale Blonde

German Style Marzen
Samuel Adams Octoberfest

German Style Pale Wheat Ale
Jules Echter Hefe Weizen $3.00

Robust Porter
Samuel Adams Holiday Porter $7.99

Rye Beer
Blue Point Rasta Rye

Session Beer
16 Mile Brewery Responders Ale 9.99

Speciality Honey Beer
Boréale Doree

Vienna-Style Lager
Peroni Red

Wood and Barrel Aged Strong Beer
Samuel Adams Utopia 2011
Samuel Adams Utopia 2012

2013 Beer Bronze Winners

American Style Black Ale
Bronx Brewery Black Pale Ale

American Style Brown Ale
Pit Caribou Etoile Du Brasseur American Brown Ale $4.99

American Style IPA
Oskar Blues Brewery Deviant Dale’s IPA

American Style Imperial Stout
Oskar Blues Ten Fidy Imperial Stout $15.99

American Style Lager
Saranac Utica Club

American Style Sour Ale
New Holland Brewing Company Blue Sunday Sour

American Style Wheat Beer With Yeast
Old World Brewery Arizona Honey Wheat 8.99

Barley Wine-Style Ale
Bruton Dieci

Belgian Style Dubbel
Corsendonk Dubbel $10.00
Stumblefoot Tommeknook Belgian Style Dubbel $8.00

Belgian Style Dark Strong Ale
Anima Dante
Gulden Draak Ale $12.99

Belgian Style Trippel
Weyerbacher Merry Monks $12.99

Belgian Style Witbier
Boreale Blanche
Marten Witte $2.00

Other Belgian Style
Bockor Omer $5.00

Bohemian Style Pilsner
Malastrana Original Pils

Brown Porter
Meantime London Porter

Classic Style English Pale Ale
Saranac Pale Ale

Coffee Beer
Hinterland Brewery Luna Coffee Stout

English Style Brown Ale
16 Mile Brewery Harvest Ale

European Style Low Alcohol Lager
Estrella Galicia 1906 Reserva Spain

French & French and Belgian Style Saison
Brassiere Jenlain Ambree Biere de Garde $12.00

German-Style Doppelbock
Listermann Brewing Company Gravitator $8.99

German-Style Kolsch/Koln
Societa Agricola Anima Cleopatra

German Style Pilsner

Herb and Spice Beer
Sam Adams Merry Mischief 5.99

Indigenous Beer
Crabbies Alcohol Ginger Beer $4.00

International Style Lager
Phoenix Beer
Peroni Peroncino

Irish Style Red Ale
Old World Brewery 4leaf Irish Red Ale

Old Ale or Strong Ale
Orkney Brewing Skull Splitter $4.50

Rye Beer
Madison River Salmon Fly Honey Rye

Session Beer
Samuel Adams Belgian Session 7.99

Smoke Beer
Listermann Friar Bacon Smoked Bock $5.25
Samuel Adams Cinder Bock $6.99

Sweet Stout
Samuel Adams Cream Stout $7.99

Traditional German Style Bock
Point 2012 Black Ale $6.99

Wood and Barrel Aged Beer
Listermann Brewing Company White Death $11.99

Wood and Barrel Aged Strong Stout
New Holland Artisan Spirits Dragon Milk

2013 Cider Silver Winners

Fruit Cider
Ace Perry Cider

Specialty Cider
Castanon Natural Cider
English Cider
Aspall Dry $7
Angry Orchard Strawman $19.99

2013 Cider Bronze Winners

Common Cider
Luk Cider and Spirits (Rose) $9.99
Woodchuck Hard Cider Granny Smith $8.99

English Cider
Harvest Moon Four Screw Hard Cider $6.99
French Cider
Angry Orchard IceMan $7.99

2013 Sake Winners

Sake Ginjo
Kagatobi Junmai Ginjo

Sake Junmai
Naraman Junmai Muroka Bin Hiire