Pittston, Pennsylvania — Susquehanna Brewing Co. claimed a bronze medal at the 2015 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition. Presented by the Brewers Association, GABF is the largest national beer competition that recognizes the most outstanding beers produced in the United States. The top three winners in the competition’s 92 beer categories were announced September 26 at the Great American Beer Festival awards ceremony held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado.
“I am thrilled that we have received this national recognition for our beer. This award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of everyone here at Susquehanna Brewing Co. ” said Guy Hagner, Brew Master at Susquehanna Brewing Co.
Susquehanna was recognized in the Munich-Style Helles beer-style category for its Goldencold Lager, which is brewed from imported German malt and hops using the classic decoction brewing method. Susquehanna Brewing Co. is a locally owned brewery situated in Pittston, Pennsylvania that specializes in both traditional and modern beer styles. Susquehanna uses a state-of-the-art German built 50-barrel brewhouse.
The 2015 GABF competition winners were selected by an international panel of 242 expert judges from the record number of 6,647 entries, plus 91 Pro-Am entries, received from 1,552 U.S. breweries.
“American brewers continue to create innovative, flavorful high quality beers. That was on full display at this year’s Great American Beer Festival,” said Chris Swersey, competition manager, Great American Beer Festival. “The Great American Beer Festival continues to showcase the best this country’s brewers have to offer, with the competition growing and becoming ever more competitive. Congratulations to all participants and especially this year’s winners.”
For more GABF competition information, including the 2015 winners list and photos, visit GreatAmericanBeerFestival.com.