The Brewers Association held its biannual World Beer Cup in Nashville, Tennessee last night, and Texas breweries won big—bringing home eleven medals. Austin’s Pinthouse Pizza won three of those medals, two of them for their Burnet Road brewpub and another for the South Lamar location. One of those medals was in the American-Style India Pale Ale (IPA) category, by far the largest category in the competition at 377 entries. Pinthouse’s Joe Mohrfeld, co-owner and director of brewing, said, “We are always very proud of our beers and how we approach our hop-forward beers, but never expected to take three awards in the competition this year.”

This year’s is the biggest award haul for Texas since the Brewers Association started the competition in 1996, and the first time Texas has reached an award count in the double digits (seven awards were garnered in 2016). This follows Texas’s impressive showing at the 2017 Great American Beer Festival (GABF), where brewers won 21 medals and two brewery-of-the-year awards. GABF is open only to breweries from the United States, whereas the World Beer Cup is an international competition. Winners were chosen from 2,515 breweries (807 of these were from beyond the United States). These beers can now be called some of the best in the world, at least until 2020:

Category 15: Honey Beer – 65 Entries
Gold: Honey Please, Armadillo Ale Works, Denton, TX

Category 18: Other Strong Beer – 51 Entries
Gold: Anodyne, Revolver Brewing, Granbury, TX

Category 20: Fresh or Wet Hop Ale – 21 Entries
Silver: This Year’s Crop Wet Hop, Pinthouse Pizza — Burnet, Austin, TX

Category 27: Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer – 59 Entries
Silver: Double Barrel Knotty, Twin Peaks Brewing Co., Irving, TX

Category 29: Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Stout – 190 Entries
Gold: Thunder Hug, Wild Acre Brewing Co., Fort Worth, TX

Category 53: German-Style Altbier – 41 Entries
Bronze: Altstadt Alt, Altstadt Brewery, Fredericksburg, TX

Category 56: South German-Style Hefeweizen – 127 Entries
Gold: National Park Hefeweizen, Big Bend Brewing Co., Alpine, TX

Category 57: German-Style Wheat Ale – 44 Entries
Gold: Saint Arnold Weedwacker, Saint Arnold Brewing Co., Houston, TX

Category 70: Other Belgian-Style Ale – 49 Entries
Bronze: Lux Mundi, Save the World Brewing Co., Marble Falls, TX

Category 92: American-Style Strong Pale Ale – 124 Entries
Gold: Green Battles, Pinthouse Pizza — Burnet, Austin, TX

Category 93: American-Style India Pale Ale – 377 Entries
Bronze: Bailing Room, Pinthouse Pizza — S. Lamar, Austin, TX

The brewing team from Austin’s Pinthouse Pizza celebrates their bronze, silver and gold medals at the World Beer Cup on May 3, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee.

The brewing team from Austin’s Pinthouse Pizza celebrates their bronze, silver, and gold medals at the World Beer Cup on May 3, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Courtesy Pinthouse Pizza