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Three Wallenpaupack Brewing Co. Beers Named Best from US in World Beer Awards; Now Compete Against All Other Gold Winners for Best Category Award


Three Wallenpaupack Brewing Co. Beers Named Best from US in World Beer Awards; Now Compete Against All Other Gold Winners for Best Category Award

Wallenpaupack Brewing Co. in Hawley, Pennsylvania has announced that three of its beers: Hawley Hefeweizen, For the Love of Lager: Japanese Rice Lager and Paupack Cream Ale each won gold in their respective category. Now, they will compete for the best in category against other beers around the world.

The final winners will be announced August 25. Full details are below.

August 11, 2022 - Hawley, Pennsylvania - Wallenpaupack Brewing Company, the award-winning craft brewery and brewpub located adjacent to Lake Wallenpaupack in the Poconos region of Pennsylvania, today announced it has earned three Gold awards at the World Beer Awards Competition.

The World Beer Awards is one of the most internationally recognized and respected beer competitions in the world, and its seal is affixed to the bottles of some of the finest and sought-after beers.  Following a two year hiatus, this year’s competition was held in-person in seven different locations around the world by an esteemed panel of judges.   Winners are awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in each category based on the country where they are produced, and go on to compete against all other winners in that style for a best in category award.  The final tasting of all the winners was held in London on August 6 and will be announced on August 25, 2022.

Wallenpaupack Brewing Company achieved Gold status for three of its beers:

  • Hawley Hefeweizen won gold in the Wheat Beer Category
  • For the Love of Lager: Japanese Rice Lager won gold in the Rice category
  • Paupack Cream Ale won gold in the Cream Ale category

“For our beers to be named among some of the most iconic breweries and beers in the world is truly a humbling experience,” said Becky Ryman, owner of Wallenpaupack Brewing Company.  “It’s a testament to our head brewer, Logan Ackerley and his team of brewing professionals who expertly research, brew and produce the finest possible beers for our customers to enjoy.  We can’t wait to hear the results of the best in category winners later this month,” she added.

Founded in 2017, Wallenpaupack Brewing Company has experienced considerable growth - it continues to brew exceptional beers that are esteemed by judges of international competitions, critics at leading publications.  The brewpub features food crafted using regional ingredients and hosts a variety of events and activities throughout the year including music, games, trivia nights, brewery tours and more.

In addition, they recently opened a second taproom location in nearby Tafton, PA called The Wake Zone.  The taproom features six state-of-the art golf and sports simulators featuring a variety of games to play with the whole family.  The Wake Zone also features a snack bar, beer to-go, and various events throughout the year including music and specials. 

About Wallenpaupack Brewing Company

Wallenpaupack Brewing Company is an award-winning brewery located in Hawley, Pennsylvania and a taproom located in nearby Tafton, Pennsylvania.   Both locations are adjacent to Lake Wallenpaupack, the state’s second-largest man-made lake, in the Pocono mountains.   Inspired by the lake, the brewery produces a variety of exceptional craft beers that offer refreshment and complexity for any occasion.  Independently owned and operated by Becky Ryman since 2017, Wallenpaupack Brewing Company is committed to independence, exceptional craft brewing and the community which is its home.  For more information, please visit our websites at and