Pursuit of Hoppiness won the gold medal in the Double/Imperial Irish Red Ale class. Other recent awards for the Pursuit of Hoppiness include Draft Magazine’s Top 25 Beers of 2010 and a silver medal in the Specialty class at the 2011 Great Arizona Beer Festival. The ale is brewed with Idaho 2-Row malted barley and German specialty malts to provide a rich, slight caramel flavor and bold reddish color. At about 8.5% alcohol by volume, this thick and warming beer is to be shared and savored.
Bitch Creek ESB (Extra Special Brown) acquired its 7th gold medal by winning in the NABA’s American Brown Ale category. This gold medal represents 7 medals in 7 years for Bitch Creek ESB at the NABA and it’s 4th gold medal at this event. Bitch Creek ESB is a full-bodied brown ale, balancing roasted malt sweetness with a robust hop flavor.
Grand Teton Brewing’s top selling Sweetgrass APA (American Pale Ale) has been honored with a bronze in the American Pale Ale class. Sales of Sweetgrass have been soaring with draft sales being up 340% year on year. A crisp and fragrant pale ale, Sweetgrass is hopped and dry-hopped for a citrusy, resinous spiciness.
Grand Teton Brewing’s original brew, Teton Ale now in it’s 22nd year, continues to win awards with a bronze medal in the California Common category. Teton Ale is a full-bodied, amber beer with rich copper color from Crystal and Munich malts.