GOLDEN, CO — Colorado Native lager was awarded the silver in the American-style Amber Lager category at the 2012 Brewers Association World Beer Cup┬« held last week in San Diego, Calif. The category included 40 entries.
This year’s Brewers Association World Beer Cup┬« included 3,921 entries from 799 breweries in 54 countries. According to the Association, the 2012 competition had the ‘strongest field of entrants on record.’ The Brewers Association, headquartered in Boulder, Colo., is a not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent brewers, their craft beers and the community of brewing enthusiasts.
Colorado Native is brewed by AC Golden Brewing Company in Golden, Colo., and is made with 100 percent Colorado ingredients, including water from the Rocky Mountains, barley from the San Luis Valley and hops from the Western Slope and the Front Range.
This is the second consecutive win for Colorado Native at a Brewers Association competition. The beer also won silver at the 2011 Great American Beer Festival in the Amber Lager category.
AC Golden also won silver in the American-style Brett Ale category at the World Beer Cup for its Peche. The category included 28 entries.
AC Golden Brewing Company has a 30-barrel brew house and specializes in hand-crafted brews, including: Colorado Native Lager; Herman Joseph’s Private Reserve, a German-style lager; and Barmen, a German-style pilsner.