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Brewery wins gold in Germany
A brewery has reinforced its reputation as one of the world’s finest breweries by taking home two medals at European Beer Star 2013 in Munich, Germany.
Founders Brewing’s Porter and Mango Magnifico con Calor medaled at the international competition, which hosted more than 1,500 beers from 40 countries.
Grand Rapids-based Founders Brewing took home two of the 37 awards U.S. breweries brought home.
Germany took home more than 55 of the 153 medals.
Mango Magnifico con Calor won a gold medal in the herb and spice beer category.
It was one of 10 American beers to place first in 51 categories.
Three medals were awarded — gold, silver and bronze — by a blind taste-test panel of 102 judges.
“Winning the gold medal award for such an experimental beer is a testament to the fact that North American craft breweries, including Founders, are now being recognized internationally for pushing the envelope in creating new and exciting flavor profiles — and for doing it well,” Founders Brewing Co-Founder Dave Engbers said.
Founders Brewing’s Porter won a bronze medal in the Baltic-style porter category.
Medal-winning U.S. beers at European Beer Star 2013
Alaskan Brewing Co., Juneau, Alaska – Silver, Sweet Stout – Alaskan Oatmeal Stout
Alaskan Brewing Co. – Silver, Smoked Beer – Alaskan Smoked Porter
Ballast Point Brewing Co., San Diego, California – Bronze, IPA - Sculpin IPA
Boston Beer Company, Boston – Gold, Bohemian-Style Pilsner – Boston Lager
Boston Beer Company – Silver, Belgian-Style Dubbel – Tetravis
Boston Beer Company – Bronze, Sweet Stout – Cream Stout
Boston Beer Company – Silver, Scotch Ale/Wee Heavey – Wee Heavy
Boulevard Brewing Co., Kansas City, Missouri – Bronze, Belgian-Style Witbier – Zon Belgian-Style Witbier
Deschutes Brewery, Portland, Oregon – Gold, Imperial Stout – The Abyss 2012
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Milton, Delaware – Bronze, Ultra Strong Beer – Olde School
Elysian Brewing Co., Seattle, Washington – Bronze, English-Style Pale Ale – Loser Pale Ale
Epic Brewing Co., Salt Lake City, Utah – Bronze, Imperial IPA – Hopulent IPA
FiftyFifty Brewing Co., Truckee California – Bronze, Imperial Stout – Totality Imperial Stout
FiftyFifty Brewing Co. – Gold, Ultra Strong Beer – Iced BART
Firestone Walker Brewery, Paso Robles, California – Gold, English-Style Pale Ale – Pale 31
Firestone Walker Brewery – Gold, IPA – Union Jack
Firestone Walker Brewery – Gold, Imperial IPA – Double Jack
Flying Dog Brewery, Frederick, Maryland – Silver, Dry Stout – Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout
Goose Island Beer Company, Chicago –Gold, Belgian-Style Strong Ale – Pere Jacques
Green Flash Brewing Co., San Diego, California – Bronze, Belgian-Style Sour Ale – Flanders Drive
Ill Vicino Brewing Co., Albuquerque, New Mexico – Gold, Wood and Barrel-Aged Strong Beer – Saint Bob’s Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
Lake Front Brewing Co., Milwaukee, Wisconsin – Bronze, Bohemian-Style Schwarzbier – Lakefront Eastside Dark
Lefthand Brewing Co., Longmont, Colorado – Gold, Sweet Stout – Left Hand Milk Stout
Odell’s Brewing Co., Fort Collins, Colorado – Silver, German-Style Heller Bock – Double Pilsner
Odell’s Brewing Co. – Silver, Imperial IPA – Odell Myrcenary
Odell’s Brewing Co. – Bronze, Belgian-Style Fruit Sour Ale - Friek
Oskar Blues Brewing Co., Longmont, Colorado – Bronze, Scotch Ale/Wee Heavy – Old Chub
Pelican Pub & Brewery, Pacific City, Oregon – Bronze, English-Style Bitter – Surfer’s Summer Ale
Pelican Pub & Brewery – Silver, IPA - Imperial Pelican Ale
Pelican Pub & Brewery – Gold, Scotch Ale/Wee Heavy – MacPelican’s Wee Heavy
Pelican Pub & Brewery – Silver, Wood and Barrel Aged Strong Beer – Mother of All Storms
Sierra Nevada, Chico, California –Silver, English-Style Pale Ale – Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
Ska Brewing Co., Durango, Colorado – Silver, Herb and Spice Beer – Vermal Minthe Stout
Terrapin Beer Co., Athen’s Georgia - Bronze, Dusseldorf-Style Altbier - Treehugger
Victory Brewing Co., Downingtown Pennsylvania – Bronze, English-Style Golden Ale – Victory Summer Love Ale