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The TAP® New York Cups and Medals

Three cups and numerous medals are presented at the beer tasting competition. The Matthew Vassar Brewers' Cup™ recognizes the Best Craft Beer Brewery in the Hudson Valley, and the F.X. Matt Memorial Cup™ goes to the Best Craft Beer Brewery in New York State, and the Governors' Cup™ honors the best individual beer in New York state. Also awarded are medals for gold, silver and bronze in all judging categories.

2018 Cup Winners

F.X. Matt Memorial Cup
Best Craft Beer Brewery in New York State
District 96 Beer Factory - New City

The Matthew Vassar Brewers' Cup
Best Craft Beer Brewery in the Hudson Valley
Mad Jack Brewing Co. - Schenectady

Governors' Brewers' Cup
Best Craft Beer in New York State
There and Back Again Sour Cherry - Equilibrium - Middletown

John Calen Memorial Award
Best Strong Ale in New York State
Oak Stron Ale - Woodland Brewing Co. - Utica

2018 Medal Winners

Medal Winners by Style

Wheat Beers
Gold – Brewery Ommegang - Witte Belgian Wit
Silver – Rip Van Winkle Brewing - Wit Beer
Bronze – WeBe Brewing - The Golden Peel German Wheat

Light Lagers
Gold – District 96 Beer Factory - Bright Line Helles Lager
Silver – Gun Hill Brewing - Spirit 76 American Pilsner
Bronze – Great South Bay Brewing - GSB Pilsner

Amber/Dark Lagers
Gold – Mad Jack Brewing - Dutchman Vienna Lager
Silver – Liquid State Brewing - Stache Schwaerzbier
Bronze – Woodland Farm Brewery - Nutser Schwaerzbier

Strong Dark Lagers
Gold – New Paltz Brewing - Single Bock

Pale Ales
Gold – District 96 Beer Factory - Silent Majority Pale Ale
Silver – Five Boroughs Brewing - Gridlock Pale Ale
Bronze – Peekskill Brewery - Aussie Slang Pale Ale

Light Ales <6%
Gold – Wolf Hollow Brewing - Amber Ale
Silver – Bull and Barrel Brewpub - Coconut Cream Summer Ale
Bronze – Strong Rope Brewery - Young Lion of the West Cream Ale

Brown Ales
Gold – Rare Form Brewing - Members Only Brown Ale
Silver – Rip Van Winkle Brewing - Kiskatom Brown Ale

India Pale Ale
Gold – Community Beer Works - Interrobang American IPA
Silver – Rockaway Brewing - Hawaiian Pizza IPA
Bronze – Crossroads Brewing - New Normal IPA

Double IPA
Gold – Saranac - Green Thumb DIPA
Silver – Equilibrium Brewing - Sexual Fluctuation DIPA
Bronze – Resurgence Brewing - Head in the Clouds DIPA

Imperial IPA
Gold – LIC Beer Project - Hollows Imperial IPA

Old/Strong Ale >6%
Gold – Woodland Farm Brewing - Oak Woden Old Strong Ale
Silver – Spider Bite Beer Co. - Ryeno Aged Barleywine
Bronze – Rohrbach Brewing - Scotch Ale

New England IPA
Gold – Great South Bay Brewery - Nauti Girl IPA
Silver – Mean Max Brew Works - Roostercomb NEIPA
Bronze – Glenmere Brewing - Dragonfly IPA

Gold – Mad Jack Brewing - Mont Pleasant Porter
Silver – Thin Man Brewery - Black Frances Porter
Bronze – Keuka Brewing - DLS Coconut Porter

Irish Style Stout
Gold – Hudson Brewing Co. - Tainted Senorita Stout

English Style Stout
Gold – Newburgh Brewing - The Newburgh Conspiracy Aged Imperial Stout
Silver – New York Beer Project - Aberdeen Tropical Stout
Bronze – Southern Tier Brewing - Samoa This Imperial Stout

Belgian Saison/Farmhouse Ales
Gold – Common Roots Brewing - Representation of Wild Things Saison
Silver – Brewery Ommegang - Saison Rose

Belgian Ales
Gold – Artisanal Brew Works - Whole Lotta Trouble Quad
Silver – Port Jeff Brewing - Triple H Strong Ale
Bronze – Hudson Ale Works - MonkHe See MonkHe Do Belgian Double

Barrel Aged Beer
Gold – Saranac/F.X. Matt Brewing Co. - Basking In Bourbon
Silver – Southern Tier Brewing - Bourbon Barrel Aged Outmeal Stout
Bronze – Thin Man Brewery - Double Barrel Ookla Porter

Sour Beer
Gold – Equilibrium Brewery - There and Back Again Sour Cherry
Silver – Catskill Brewing - Eye of Newt Flanders Red Sour Ale
Bronze – Adirondack Pub and Brewery - Beatrice Aged Golden Sour

Click here for a list of all previous cup and medal winners.

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