Monday, September 20, 2010

Great American Beer Festival: San Diego Wins Big

My beer blogger extraordinaire, Jonathan, has been in Denver all week for the Great American Beer Festival. Judging by his tweets, it was a helluva a week for a beer geek so I'm sure his recap will take some time. In the meantime, I thought I'd post the winners since San Diego walked away with several medals. Most of those were by Pizza Port, but Ballast Point, Karl Strauss, Lost Abbey, and Stone all got some honors as well. To see the full list, click here. Below are some of the San Diego area winners...I included the Pizza Port San Clemente wins because a win for any Pizza Port is good for all of us, as well as a Black Market win (from Temecula).

Large Brewpub and Large Brewpub Brewer of the Year: Pizza Port Carlsbad
Small Brewpub and Small Brewpub Brewer of the Year: Pizza Port San Clemente

Gold Medals:
  • Out of Category/Traditionally Brewed Beer: Fathom IPL, Ballast Point
  • English-Style India Pale Ale: Beech Street Bitter, Pizza Port Carlsbad
  • Irish-Style Red Ale: Red Trolley Ale, Karl Strauss Brewing Co.
  • Scotch Ale: Reed’s Wee Heavy, Pizza Port Carlsbad
  • Belgian-Style Strong Specialty Ale: Revelations, Pizza Port Carlsbad
  • Rye Beer: BMB Rye IPA, Black Market Brewing Co. (Temecula)
  • American-Style India Pale Ale: “Pseudo” IPA, Pizza Port San Clemente
  • Imperial India Pale Ale: Doheny Double IPA, Pizza Port San Clemente
Silver Medals:

  • Coffee Flavored Beer: Coffee Monster, Pizza Port Carlsbad
  • Other Strong Beer: Panzer Pilsner, Port Brewing Co.
  • Herb and Spice or Chocolate Beer: Stone Smoked Porter with Chipotle, Stone Brewing Co.
  • English-Style Mild Ale: Skidmark Brown, Pizza Port Ocean Beach
  • English Style Brown Ale: Good Grief Brown, Pizza Port Carlsbad
  • Imperial Stout: Night Rider Imperial Stout, Pizza Port Carlsbad
Bronze Medals:
  • Out of Category/Traditionally Brewed Beer: Hot Rocks Lager, Port Brewing
  • American-Style India Brown Ale: Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale, Stone Brewing Co.
  • Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout: Port Truck Stout, Pizza Port Carlsbad
  • American-Style Sour Ale: Red Poppy, Lost Abbey

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