Karl Strauss Medals at LA International Beer Competition


San Diego, CA—San Diego’s craft brewing pioneer Karl Strauss Brewing Company is pleased to announce its plans to build a larger trophy case, after adding another three medals to its already impressive medal count following this week’s 15th annual Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition (LAICBC). The Company medaled in a range of styles— Session Beer, American-Style Sour Ale and South German- Style Hefeweizen, representative of the brewery’s broad portfolio of award-winning brews.

The prestigious beer competition, judged by a panel of more than 100 esteemed judges, attracted 1,098 entries from all over the world with beer submitted in 88 different style categories.

“We take great pride in every beer we brew,” says Paul Segura, Karl Strauss Brewing Company brewmaster. “It’s always nice to have your work recognized by your peers, especially now that craft has really exploded.”

In just five years, San Diego-based Karl Strauss Brewing Company has taken home an impressive 67 medals across a variety of beer styles. Karl Strauss’ award-winning brews at the LAICBC include:

– Mosaic Session Ale: Gold Medal, Session Beer. The fan-favorite session ale has medaled in every competition its been entered in, that’s 4 out of 4 medals (if you’re counting), with its most recent win at the Great American Beer Festival late last year. A vibrant, single-hop brew that came from the Company’s small batch brewing efforts, Mosaic Session Ale was recently reintroduced for year-round availability, due to overwhelming demand.

– Queen of Tarts: Bronze, American-Style Sour Ale. KARL’s innovative brewers have recently been experimenting with sour ales, which makes this win extra sweet. The complex dark sour, made with Michigan cherries and a ‘wild’ yeast strain, took close to eight months to make— but good things take time. The Company will release rare, one-off sour ales as a part of its experimental sour program.

– Windansea Wheat: Silver, South German-Style Hefeweizen. KARL’s brewers take a lot of pride in this true Bavarian-style Hefeweizen, so put away the citrus wedge. A centuries old strain of German weissbier yeast yields flavors of clove, banana and pink bubble gum for a refreshing beer that can be enjoyed by all.

Enjoy Karl Strauss’ medal-winning entries Mosaic Session Ale and Windansea Wheat on Saturday, May 9th at LA on Tap beer festival, celebrating the brews of the LAICBC. For more event details and ticket information, visit www.laontap.beer.

To learn more about Karl Strauss Brewing Company’s multi award-winning Mosaic Session Ale, Queen of Tarts and Windansea Wheat, visit www.karlstrauss.com. Share it. Cheers.

About Karl Strauss Brewing Company

Karl Strauss Brewing Company has pioneered the San Diego beer scene since 1989 with innovative beer releases like Mosaic Session Ale, Big Barrel IIPA, and Wreck Alley Imperial Stout. The brewery has won 67 medals over the past five years and its Red Trolley Ale is one of the most award-winning beers in the world. The company is currently ranked #45 on the list of the country’s top craft breweries with sole distribution in California. For more information visit www.karlstrauss.com.