Carpinteria, CA — Island Brewing Company posted six medals at the LA International Beer Competition, judged April 18-19. A panel of certified beer judges critiqued hundreds of beers from the US and abroad in a blind-taste format covering 89 beer styles. Beers were judged against others of similar styles as defined by the Brewer’s Association Style Guidelines.
Island Brewing Company earned a Gold Medal for the Island Blonde in the German-style Kolsch category, and a Gold Medal in the Imperial India Pale Ale category for the King Tide Double IPA. Three Silver Medals went to the brewery’s Starry Night Stout for the Foreign-style Stout category, as well as for the Barrel Aged Jubilee in the Wood and Barrel-Aged Strong Beer category, and for the Big Island in the Barley Wine Style Ale category. A Bronze Medal went to the Variance Belgian IPA in the American-Belgo Style Ale category.
“It’s great to see the hard work and focus in the cellar paying off,” said head brewer Ryan Morrill. We have a great, passionate team and it shows in our beer. It’s a exceptional time for craft beer–there’s more breweries and great beer out there than ever before and it is exciting to be a part of it. We’ve got some new beers coming out soon, so stay tuned.”