NASHVILLE -- Iowa's SingleSpeed Brewing Company and Iowa Brewing Company have each won awards in World Beer Cup competition announced Thursday.

Iowa Brewing of Cedar Rapids, won silver in the American-Style Amber Lager category for Tragedy of the Common.

Yesterday's win marks the second major award won by Tragedy of the Common. In 2016 it received a silver medal at the Great American Beer Festival contest.

SingleSpeed, of Cedar Falls and Waterloo, won bronze in the Liepzig-Style Gose or Contempory Gose category for its Ring Around The Gose.

Winners were announced Thursday evening in Nashville as part of the Brewers Association's Craft Brewers Conference and BrewExpo America.

Beers were judged during six sessions over a period of three days by a panel of 295 judges from 33 countries—72 percent of whom were from outside the United States. Judges evaluated 8,234 beers—a 25 percent increase in the number of entries from the 2016 World Beer Cup. Of the 2,515 participating breweries, 807 were from outside the United States, according to a Brewers Association press release.

Out of a possible 303 awards in 101 beer style categories, 302 were awarded. One gold award was not given in Category 36, International-Style Pilsener.

 “Beer brings people together,” Charlie Papazian, founder and past president of the Brewers Association, said in a statement. “The World Beer Cup showcases the breadth of the global brewing community and winning an award symbolizes one of the greatest brewing achievements."

See a list of winners here.

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