Texas Craft Brewers Cup Winners

Photo courtesy of the Texas Craft Brewers Guild

Winners Announced!

See below for the results of the second Texas Craft Brewers Cup and congratulations to all the winners!

The Texas Craft Brewers Cup, the first-of-its-kind professional beer competition, took place February 11, 2023 to showcase the outstanding quality and variety of Texas craft beer. The event is organized and hosted by the Texas Craft Brewers Guild to celebrate Texas craft brewers. “Launching the Texas Craft Brewers Cup last year, as our members were just starting to recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, provided such an amazing opportunity to come together under one roof as a Texas craft beer industry to celebrate our camaraderie and our craft,” Texas Craft Brewers Guild Executive Director Caroline Wallace said. “The energy in the awards ceremony is truly electric, and with more than 850 entries here in our second year it has been tremendous to see the competition’s growth. Texas brewers are making some incredible, world class beers, and the Texas Craft Brewers Cup is here to showcase them.”

Judging for the competition took place in late January judging beers in 27 unique medal categories, each containing a variety of BJCP and Great American Beer Festival defined sub-styles. With the competition open to all qualifying craft breweries in the state of Texas, the panel of judges was also comprised of experienced brewing industry professionals and members of the homebrewing community with extensive Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) judging experience.

Questions about the judging? Read the competition rule book here.

The Texas Craft Brewers Guild is also the organization behind the annual Texas Craft Brewers Festival in Austin, and the Texas Brewery Passport app which helps beer enthusiasts find and visit Guild member breweries across the state. The Texas Craft Brewers Cup is another event that helps attract new fans and bring longtime beer lovers out to taprooms at a time when small and independent breweries have a lot to gain from the promotion of Texas’ highest quality craft beers.

Texas Craft Brewers Cup Statistics

● 2nd annual competition
● 852 total beers judged
● 150+ beer styles
● 147 competing Texas craft breweries
● 27 medal categories
● 81 total medals awarded
● 54 medal winning breweries
● 2 Brewery of the Year winners (awarded based on cumulative medal points)
● 52 judges
● 24 amazing volunteers
● Each participating brewery could enter up to 8 beers

2023 Results

Courtesy of the Texas Craft Brewers Guild

Ambassador of Craft:

Rebecca Garcia, American Canning
Jason Davis, Freetail Brewing

Brewery of the Year Awards:

0-599 bbl Group | Vector Brewing | Dallas, TX
600+ bbl Group | True Anomaly Brewing | Houston, TX


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