D9 is one of 12 NC prizewinners in brewing competition

D9’s winning stout

May 12. D9 Brewing in Cornelius won a bronze medal in the World Beer Cup in Nashville. Twelve other North Carolina brewers won prizes in “The Olympics of Beer Competitions.”

Four were from the Charlotte area.

D9 won the bronze for its “German Chocolate Cake Imperial Stout” with coconut, chocolate and pecans.


The Brewers Association developed the World Beer Cup Competition in 1996 to celebrate the art and science of brewing. The World Beer Cup is considered the most prestigious beer competition in the world.

There were more than 10,000 entries from 2,376 breweries.

NC brewery winners:

Incendiary Brewing Company (Winston-Salem, NC), 2 gold medals

Sugar Creek Brewing Company (Charlotte, NC), 1 gold medal

Appalachian Mountain Brewery (Boone, NC), 1 gold medal and 1 silver medal

Foothills Brewing (Winston-Salem, NC), 1 silver medal

Hi-Wire Brewing (Asheville, NC), 1 silver medal

Pilot Brewing Company (Charlotte, NC), 1 silver medal

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company (Mills River, NC), 1 silver medal

D9 Brewing Company (Cornelius, NC), 1 bronze medal

Lenny Boy Brewing Company (Charlotte, NC), 1 bronze medal

Ponysaurus Brewing Company (Durham, NC), 1 bronze medal

New Belgium Brewing (Asheville, NC), 1 bronze medal


“In addition to producing incredible world-class beer, North Carolina’s breweries are reinvigorating our rural downtowns, driving tourism across the state, and creating thousands of jobs,” said Lisa Parker, executive director of the NC Craft Brewers Guild.

Winners by state

California (50 medals)

Colorado (24 medals)

Oregon (22 medals)

Texas (17 medals)

North Carolina (13 medals)

Washington (13 medals)

More than 8,000 entries from the US / Photo: Brewers Association


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