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Wallenpaupack Brewing Co.'s Paupack Cream Ale Named World's Best Cream Ale

The year-round release from the Hawley, Pennsylvania took home the honors at the 2022 World Beer Awards.

Wallenpaupack Brewing Co.'s Paupack Cream Ale Named World's Best Cream Ale

Wallenpaupack Brewing Co. in Hawley, Pennsylvania has announced that its flagship cream ale Paupack Cream Ale was named the world's best cream ale at the 2022 World Beer Awards. Full details are below.


August 25, 2022 - Hawley, Pennsylvania –The World Beer Awards, one of the most respected global beer competitions, today unveiled its style and category winners for their annual competition and has named one of Wallenpaupack Brewing Company’s flagship beers (Paupack Cream Ale) as the World’s Best Cream Ale.

Today’s announcement follows the Country winners where Wallenpaupack Brewing Company achieved three Gold Awards signaling they were the best beers in the United States in those particular styles of beer.  The gold medal country winners then competed head-to-head with all other winners in the category where awards and certificates were given to the best beer in each style and the overall best beer in each category. 

Paupack Cream Ale was named the best beer in the world under the Cream Ale style, and was one of only a handful of other beers produced in the United States that achieved such recognition.

“This is such an incredible honor for everyone involved in our success, but especially our brewing team lead by Head Brewer Logan Ackerley,” said Becky Ryman, owner of Wallenpaupack Brewing Company.  “Paupack Cream Ale was among the first beers we ever brewed 5 years ago, and it has become one our most highly acclaimed beers.  For this beer to achieve such global recognition is truly special and we are excited about the potential to share this beer with even more people throughout the United States and maybe one day the rest of the world.”

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 www.wallenpaupackbrewingco.com and thewakezone-pa.com.