From the article
"Awards were presented at the World Beer Cup Gala Awards Dinner on May 5, 2012, during the Craft Brewers Conference in San Diego, California."
Scroll down to see the three winners in each of the 95 categories. This one stands out to me:
Category 43: American-Style Lager or Light Lager
Gold: Coors Light, Coors Brewing Co., Golden, CO
Silver: Michelob Ultra, Anheuser-Busch, St. Louis, MO
Bronze: Michelob Light, Anheuser-Busch, St. Louis, MO
And it's not like those were the only entries. There were 39 entries in that category.
So, Peter and Ken: at our recent cookout, when I used Coors Light to boil the bratwursts in before grilling them, it wasn't just because it was the cheapest beer I saw at the grocery store. It was because I wanted to serve you a gold medal bratwurst.