Awards were given during the World Beer Cup award ceremony on May 3, 2018 at Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn.
First Magnitude was awarded a silver award in one of the most heavily contested categories, the Golden or Blonde Ale beer style, for its Vega Blonde Ale, a balanced, easy drinking beer that has been a hit in the Florida market since it was first offered when the brewery opened in 2014. First Magnitude is a 15-bbl craft brewery located in Gainesville that is rooted in making great beers, supporting our community, and celebrating the great outdoors. This was their first time competing in the World Beer Cup.
“We are so proud of Vega and of our brewing team that works so hard to make consistently good beer” said John Denny, Head Brewer and Co-Founder at First Magnitude.
World Beer Cup winners were selected by an international panel of 295 beer judges from 33 countries, 72 percent of whom were from outside the United States. The World Beer Cup saw an impressive field of 8,234 entries from 2,515 breweries in 66 countries—the largest competition to date.
Presented by the Brewers Association, the World Beer Cup has been held biennially since 1996, to celebrate the art and science of brewing by recognizing outstanding achievement. For additional information, visit the World Beer Cup website.
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