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Arizona breweries Four Peaks, SanTan among 2016 World Beer Cup winners

A customer enjoys a taster flight of Four Peaks Brewing (Facebook/Four Peaks Brewing Company)

Three Arizona breweries took home awards in the 2016 World Beer Cup competition at a ceremony Friday night.

Four Peaks Brewing Company from Tempe won a gold medal for its Kilt Lifter Scottish-style ale. It is Four Peaks’ fourth medal in the World Beer Cup but the first for its flagship beer.

Chandler’s SanTan Brewing Company earned a silver for its Mr. Pineapple beer in the fruit wheat beer category while Flagstaff’s Lumberyard won a bronze for its Knotty Pine Pale Ale, which was entered in the American-style pale ale category. Lumberyard took on 167 entries in the category, the third-largest of the competition that included 96 total styles of beer.

The World Beer Cup, which occurs every two years, calls itself the “most prestigious beer competition in the world.”

A full list of winners in the event — 6,596 beers entered from 1,907 breweries in the 2016 World Beer Cup — can be found here.

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