Buellton, Calif. — Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. recently brought home three Gold medals at the 2015 Meiningers International Craft Beer Awards in Germany for their Lizard’s Mouth Imperial India Pale Ale, Stagecoach Stout and 4th Anniversary Ale.
“There were only twenty-two awards given to craft beers from the United States and we are proud to have taken home three of those,” says President Jaime Dietenhofer of Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company.
Over five hundred and fifty products from more than twenty countries were entered in the 2015 Meiningers International Craft Beer Awards, more than double the previous year. The increased interest and participation in the competition clearly illustrates how much specialties and craft beer segment has grown in the beer market.
With the additional number of entrants came an increase in participation among judges. Almost fifty experts, primarily beer sommeliers and brewers, traveled to Neustadt an der Weinstrasse to judge the blind tasting of numerous classic specialty beers, alongside the “new” craft beers. Only forty percent of the beers submitted to the competition were allowed to receive recognition according to the rules.
“We are extremely honored to be in the class of so many talented breweries that are pushing the envelope in Europe for craft brewing. We are thrilled to get our European style beers noticed by the European community,” exclaims Dietenhofer. “I just returned from a trip to Germany for a beer festival and to visit a few potential sites for our new brewery. It’s an exciting time to be breaking into the German market.”
For more information about the winning beers or about Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company, please visit www.FigMtnBrew.com..
Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. was founded by father and son team, Jim and Jaime Dietenhofer, in 2010. With a passion for craft beer, they set out to pay homage to the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley with handcrafted beer and hand-drawn artwork depicting the local landscape on their labels. They brought on Brewmaster AJ Stoll who now oversees a team of brewers in their Buellton, California brewery. With three locations in Santa Barbara County, Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. beer can be found in their taprooms or at select retailers and restaurants throughout California. Learn more about #FigMtnBrew or where to find their beer at www.FigMtnBrew.com.