NC Breweries Celebrate Success at World Beer Cup 2024

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Las Vegas, NV - North Carolina's independent craft breweries have once again garnered attention on the international stage, securing an impressive array of medals at the 2024 World Beer Cup. Organized by the Brewers Association, this prestigious competition drew 2,060 breweries from 50 nations, competing across 110 categories encompassing 172 different beer styles.


Following seven days of intensive evaluation by a distinguished panel of 280 judges representing 37 countries, North Carolina breweries emerged victorious, clinching a total of eight medals, highlighting the states’ brewing ingenuity. 


Below are the North Carolina breweries that secured medals:

  • Forgotten Road Ales (Graham, NC) - Shannon Drive: Gold in the Scottish-Style Ale category

  • Swells’a Brewing Beer Company (Kill Devil Hills, NC) - Jimmy Buffet Ruined My Life: Gold in the Juicy or Hazy Imperial IPA category

  • Sierra Nevada Brewing Company (Mills River, NC) - Mills River's Weizenbock: Gold in the German-style Weizenbock category

  • Hi-Wire Brewing (Asheville, NC) - Churro 10-W40 Imperial Stout: Silver in the Dessert Stout category

  • Brewers at 4001 Yancey (Charlotte, NC) - Dream Beer: Bronze in the Fruit Wheat Beer category

  • Bill's Brewing Company (Wilmington, NC) -  Honey Drip: Bronze in the English-Style Brown Ale category

  • Brewery Bhavana (Raleigh, NC) - Piglette: Bronze in the Specialty Saison category

  • Hoptown Brewing (Mooresvillle, NC) -  Sweet Wings: Bronze in the Honey Beer category


The awards ceremony, held on April 24, 2024, at the Venetian Convention and Expo Center in Las Vegas, NV, served as a proud moment for North Carolina's craft brewing community, highlighting its ongoing contributions to the global beer landscape.


See the full list of 2024 World Beer Cup winning beers, here. For more information on the North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild and its member breweries, please visit

For additional information contact: 
Shannon Taylor Wilder, Communications + Events Manager 
NC Craft Brewers Guild
Shannon Taylor  |  c. 919.522.9331