Facts & Figures

2008 2010 2012 2014 2016
View a more detailed analysis by country and U.S. State.
Beers Entered 2,864 3,330 4,014 4,754 6,596
Breweries 644 642 828 1,403 1,907
Countries 58 44 57 58 55
Beer Styles 91 90 95 94 96
Judges 129 179 214 219 253
Countries (Judges) 21 26 32 31 31

World Beer Cup FactsMore Facts

  • Breweries from 16 countries received medals in 2016
  • Average number of beers entered per category: 69, up from 50 in 2014
  • Three most entered categories in 2016:
    • American-Style India Pale Ale, 275 entries
    • Imperial India Pale Ale, 181 entries
    • American-Style Pale Ale, 167 entries