Congratulations are in order this morning for a host of local breweries that repped hard at Denver, Colorado’s annual Great American Beer Festival. Newly relocated Tröegs Brewing Company near Hershey earned three gold medals, the Mid-Sized Brewing Company Brewer of the Year award, and was also named Mid-Size Brewing Company of the Year, according to Jack Curtin’s Liquid Diet. The three beers that brought home the gold were HopBack Amber Ale, Dreamweaver Wheat and Sunshine Pils. Along with Tröegs big win, Delaware-based Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant racked up an impressive collection of awards too.
Iron Hill took a silver medal for its Lancaster location’s smoky Rauchtoberfest; bronze medals for Media’s Russian Imperial Stout; Phoenixville’s Roggenbier; and Wimington’s Black IPA.
Center City brewpub Nodding Head was awarded a silver and a bronze medal for specialty brew George’s Fault, and the sour, barrel-aged George’s Funk.
King of Prussia’s Rock Bottom Brewery also earned a gold medal, while New Jersey’s newly relocated Flying Fish Brewery earned a bronze for brewer Casey Hughes’ Exit 8, a chestnut brown ale from his ongoing series of turnpike exit-inspired beers.
Yards Brewing Co. was awarded a bronze medal for its ESA, and Dock Street a silver and a bronze for its collaboration with French brewer Daniel Thiriez, and its Abt 12.