Strike Imperial Red Wins Gold at U.S. Open Beer Championships

San Jose, CA — The U.S. Open Beer Championships just announced the 2013 competition results, and Strike Brewing Co.’s Imperial Red won the gold medal in the Irish Red Ale category. The U.S. Open Beer Championships were held in Atlanta, GA. For 2013, over 2,500 beers were entered in 68 different categories.

Strike’s first four beer styles (Blonde, Brown, Porter, Belgian Wit) reached the market in early 2012. Both an Imperial Red and IPA were introduced in June 2012. When told of Strike’s gold medal for the Imperial Red, Drew Ehrlich, Strike’s Brewmaster, responded, “That is fantastic! With so many top tier craft breweries competing, this recognition is truly an honor.”

The U.S. Open Beer Championship gold medal complements the Strike Brown 1st place and Blonde 2nd place medals from the California State Fair in 2012. Strike CEO, Jenny Lewis comments, “These awards for Strike’s various beer styles just showed we’re serious about our beers and have some seriously good recipes.”

Currently Strike has four year-round styles, the Blonde, Brown, IPA and Imperial Red. These beers can be found in many locations in Northern California as well as in newly entered Southern California markets.

About Strike Brewing Co.

Strike Brewing Co. was launched in December 2011 by three avid athletes who had a passion for craft beer and bringing a new brand to the Bay Area. They realized adventurers, explorers and competitors sought authentic beers with flavor and character. Strike beers are intended to be enjoyed amongst friends in good times and celebration. Our beers have been chosen and brewed not to quench the “fire within” but to reward and fuel it. For more information see

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