Alaskan Brewing Co. wins bronze at the Great American Beer Festival
Alaskan Smoked Porter wins an unprecedented 21st medal
Denver, CO – Oct. 4, 2014 — Alaskan Brewing’s Smoked Porter won a record-breaking 21st medal, a bronze, at the 2014 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition in Denver. Presented by the Brewers Association, GABF is the largest national beer competition that recognizes the most outstanding beers produced in the United States.
“It is very rewarding to see that a beer that we have been making since 1988 is still recognized as one of the best in the world,” said Plant Manager Curtis Holmes, who was on hand with other members of the Alaskan Brew Crew to collect the award (pictured below). “We feel like it is a one-of-a-kind beer and we couldn’t be happier that the judges at GABF agree.”
Smoked Porter won in the Smoked Beer category of the competition, one of 90 categories of beer judged in Denver during the week. It is the 2013 Smoked Porter that was judged in this competition. The medal winners for the entire competition were selected by an international panel of 222 expert judges from the record number of 5,507 entries. This medal continues Smoked Porter’s run as the most award-winning beer in the history of the GABF.
“We love the attention on the Smoked Porter because we are coming out with our 2014 Smoked Porter in November,” said Holmes. “And as a fun treat for our fans, this year we are also putting out a very limited edition of a vintage pack with specialty glasses that will have the award-winning 2013 with the 2008. We think people will love being able to buy a vertical tasting for the holidays.”
Holmes said it was also great to see another brewing company in Alaska, Broken Tooth from Anchorage, receive a medal for their Belgian-style ale, Darth Delirium.
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