On Friday April 11, 2014 at the World Beer Cup Award Ceremony in Denver, Colorado, the Blind Tiger Brewery & Restaurant received three huge awards.
First was the Gold Award for our Munich Dunkles. Next came a Silver Award for our Maibock. These two were huge and amazing enough, and then came the real shock. The Blind Tiger Brewery & Restaurant and John Dean, Brewmaster were awarded World Champion Brewpub and Brewer, Large Brewpub Division.
The Gold and Silver Awards signify that our Munich Dunkles was judged the best in the world and our Maibock was judged second best in the world. These beers were brewed right here in Topeka at the Blind Tiger Brewery by John Dean, Brewmaster, and Alvaro Canizales, Head Brewer.
In the “European-Style Dark/Münchner Dunkel” category 34 breweries from three continents entered their version of the traditional Munich Dunkel and the judges declared the Munich Dunkles from the Blind Tiger Brewery to be the best in the world!
In the “German-Style Heller Bock/Maibock” category 34 breweries from four continents entered their version of the traditional Maibock and the judges declared the Maibock from the Blind Tiger Brewery to be the second best in the world!
The World Beer Cup, called “The Olympics of Beer”, is the most prestigious beer competition in the world for all breweries, from the largest to the smallest.