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Hilden’s Twisted Hop Wins the Dublin Craft Beer Cup

[DUNBOYNE, Ireland] – The 2013 Dublin Craft Beer Cup was awarded to Hilden Brewing Company for their beer Twisted Hop. The competition also awarded 69 medals to some of the best breweries from all corners of the globe. The cup was awarded during the International Brewing and Distilling Convention, hosted by Alltech in Dublin, Ireland, July 18 – 20.

This unique event, the first of its kind, allowed craft brewers to showcase their beers and have them rated by world-renowned beer judges. The 2013 competition saw entries from across the world, indicating that ambitious brewers are opening breweries and producing extremely high quality beer brands in once unlikely locations.

Hilden Brewing Company, winner of the Dublin Craft Beer Cup at the International Craft Brewing and Distilling Convention, Dublin, Ireland with Dr. Inge Russell and Dr. Mark Lyons, Alltech.

Award-winning brewers received prestigious gold, silver and bronze medals in eight different categories of beer, establishing the best examples of each style. Winners were chosen by an expert panel of 12 judges based on appearance, aroma, flavour, body, style and quality, from over 100 different breweries, hailing from North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania.

Overall Winner: Hilden Brewing Company - Twisted Hop

Hilden Brewing Company - Twisted Hop took home a gold medal and was overall winner of the competition. They are Ireland’s oldest independent brewery.

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