Over 10,000 beers from 2,376 breweries spanning 51 nations were judged by 272 judges at the World Beer Cup in Nashville, Tenn. I am told that the event is known as the most prestigious beer judging competition in the world. Island Brewing Company’s Starry Night Stout went on to claim Silver in the Export Stout category. Export Stouts are a type of dark beer characterized by dark, robust flavors and a higher alcohol content than a typical stout. Starry Night Stout is the brewery’s most award-winning beer, and had previously won an award at the event, having won a Gold in 2012.