Having won two more awards on July 31st, 2012, this time two bronze medals at the United Stated Open Beer Championship in Atlanta, GA for their Evans Original in the Premium Lager category, and for their Evans Light in the Light Beer category, the Evans brand continues to earn peer acceptance for the quality of their beers.
The 2012 United States Open Beer Championship is the only brewery competition to include professional breweries and award-winning home-brewers, announced the winners on July 31st, 2012. More than 1,650 beers were entered representing 65 different categories.
“Adding to our string of wins, now 5 in total, is truly astonishing.” Evan Rapport, co- founder of Evans Premium Lager was quoted, as he savored the taste the 4th and 5th win for the Evans brand in 2012.
In business for less than 2 years, Evans Premium Lager may be on track to win more awards with than any other beer brand on the market for such a short period of time.
In five competitions in 2012, with well over an estimated 6,000 entrants, Evans Lager has won more awards than another other Orange County, CA based brand.
“For the Evans Premium Lager brand, this is another surprising achievement. Other breweries produce many more beer styles increasing the chance of winning an award. We have only three. And we keep winning”, beamed Evan Rapport, the namesake of the beer.
The Evans brand’s 1st victory of the year was on March 1st, 2012 with a win for their Evans Black in the U.S. Beer Tasting Championship where they garnered “Best Dark Lager in California”. A total of 435 beers from 134 breweries beers were in that completion. And on April 16th, 2012 they earned their 2nd victory of the year at the Denver International Beer Competition, where the Evans Original won a Bronze Medal for Light Lagers / Ales. A prestigious Silver World Beer Cup┬« for the Evans Original was won in May at the World Beer Cup┬« held in San Diego in the American-Style Premium Lager or Specialty Lager category.
“With close to 4,000 entries, that win really got our attention” reported Evan Rapport when discussing the other awards won in 2012.
When asked what’s up next for the Evans brand, Evan Rapport responded “Distribution, distribution, distribution. Making an award winning beer is great, but getting our brand in the hands of beer buying public and letting them decide, that is even better”.
Tres Hermanos LLC owns, produces and markets the Evans brand in Orange, LA, Riverside and western San Bernardino Counties. The Evans brand is distributed in San Diego County by John Lenore, and in Palm Springs and the high desert by Trent Beverage.