Island Brewing Wins
updated: Oct 15, 2012, 7:35 PM
By Island Brewing Company
The beer gods smiled down on Island Brewing Company at the country's biggest and
most prestigious beer competition, the Great American Beer Festival held
annually in Denver, CO. October 10-12. Some 185 certified beer judges from
eleven countries judged 4,300 beers in a blind tasting format, eventually
rewarding this seaside brewery for its efforts with both Gold and Silver Medals
for its entries.
In the Foreign-style Stout category, the Gold Medal went to the brewery's Starry
Night Stout. The Starry Night Stout is no stranger to accolades, and is a beer
fresh off of a Gold Medal at the World Beer Cup last April. "The staff works all
year long to make great beer and it's a great confirmation that the judges at
the GABF think the same way," says owner and brewer Paul Wright. This year's
Starry Night Stout will be coming in December.
Island Brewing Company's second medal at this year's GABF went to the Bourbon
Barrel-Aged Night Sail, a Black Ale equal parts hops and roast flavors, aged in
a bourbon barrel for six months. "With this win our Bourbon barrel-aged program
has been honored at every competition it has entered. Bourbon barrel-aged beers
really showcase the full spectrum of what beer is capable of as far as flavor is
concerned,' says Wright.
Santa Barbara County as a whole did extremely well at this year's GABF, with
fellow craft breweries Figueroa Mountain, Hollister Brewing and Telegraph
Brewing all winning single or multiple medals.
For more information contact Paul Wright (805)745-8272.
Happy Brewers Ryan Morrill, Shaun Crowley, Paul Wright
(Owner) and Bill Geldreich
The award winning beers Starry Night Stout and Bourboun
Barrel-aged Night Sail
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