Southbound Brewing Co. claimed a gold award in the 2018 World Beer Cup, a global beer competition that evaluates beers from around the world and recognizes the most outstanding brewers and their beers.

Awards were given in 101 beer-style categories during the World Beer Cup award ceremony on May 3, 2018 at Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn.

Southbound Brewing Co. was awarded a gold award in the Other International-Style Lager beer style category for Mountain Jam, a fresh, clean, "light", and totally crushable Southern style Lager. Southbound Brewing Co. is a microbrewery located in Savannah, Georgia that specializes in quality-driven, drinkable beers that take a fresh new twist on classic styles.

“We are thrilled and honored to receive such an accommodation. To have a brand internationally recognized as the best for its style is truly amazing. I contribute this win to the hard work and dedication to quality our team has been putting in. Our beers are the best they’ve been and thankfully it’s starting to show!” said Smith Mathews, Brewmaster and Managing Partner, at Southbound Brewing Co.

World Beer Cup winners were selected by an international panel of 295 beer judges from 33 countries, 72 percent of whom were from outside the United States. Widely regarded as the “Olympics of Beer,” the World Beer Cup saw an impressive field of 8,234 entries from 2,515 breweries in 66 countries—the largest competition to date.

Presented by the Brewers Association, the World Beer Cup has been held biennially since 1996, to celebrate the art and science of brewing by recognizing outstanding achievement. For additional information, visit the World Beer Cup website.

Southbound Brewing Company is the first production microbrewery located in Savannah, Georgia. Southbound launched our first brew in the state in mid-May 2013.