Los Angeles County – Members of the Los Angeles County Brewers Guild earned 20 medals and one honorable mention at the 2016 L.A. International Beer Competition which took place April 9-10 at the L.A. County Fairgrounds. This year’s awards were spread amongst 11 of the Guild’s breweries including first-time competitors Lucky Luke Brewing, Arts District, State, and Indie Brewing. Lancaster’s Kinetic Brewing and Torrance’s Smog City Brewing each took home 4 medals with Claremont Craft Ales taking 3 medals and an honorable mention for their Single Dude IPA. Other winners included: Absolution Brewing Company, Eagle Rock Brewery, Sanctum Brewing, The Dudes’ Brewing, and an honorable mention to State Brewing Co.
The competition marks the beginning of the 2016 competition season with many L.A. area hopefuls awaiting results for the San Diego International Beer Festival and the World Beer Cup taking place in May.
Here is a run-down of each LABG honoree:
Kinetic Brewing (4 medals):
Gold Medal in Robust Porter: Fusion
Gold Medal in Wood & Barrel-Aged Sour Beer: 3rd Gear (3rd Anniversary Sour Ale)
Bronze Medal in Herb & Spice Beer: 4th Gear (4th Anniversary Vanilla Stout)
Bronze Medal in American-Style IPA: HippHopanonymous
Smog City Brewing (4 medals):
Silver Medal in American-Style Sour Ale: Cuddlebug
Silver Medal in Wood & Barrel-Aged Sour Beer: Spittin’ n’ Cussin’
Silver Medal in Indigenous/Regional Beer: Brix Layer
Bronze Medal in Chocolate Beer: The Nothing
Claremont Craft Ales (3 medals, 1 honorable mention):
Gold Medal in Fruit Beer: Grapefruit Dude
Silver Medal in American-style Specialty Lager or Cream Ale: Norman
Bronze Medal in American-style Black Ale: Buddy
Honorable Mention in American IPA: Single Dude
The Dudes’ Brewing Co. (2 medals):
Silver Medal in Fruit Beer: Juice Box Series: Blood Orange Amber Ale
Silver Medal in Session Beer: Dude Light
Absolution Brewing (1 medal):
Gold Medal in Specialty IPA: Darkened Angel
Arts District Brewing (1 medal):
Bronze Medal in Other Strong Beer: Porter Rico Imperial Porter
Eagle Rock Brewery (1 medal):
Gold Medal in American-style Sour Ale: Tarte Noir
Indie Brewing (1 medal):
Bronze Medal in German-style Kolsch: Indie Kolsch
Lucky Luke Brewing (1 medal):
Gold Medal in Oatmeal Stout: The Millwright
Sanctum Brewing (1 medal):
Gold Medal in Historic Beer: Kottbusser
State Brewing (1 medal, 1 honorable mention):
Silver Medal in Rye Beer: State Rye
Honorable Mention in Blond Ale: State Blonde Ale.
The full list of 2016 L.A. International Beer Competition winners can be found at www.labeercomp.com.
About L.A. County Brewers Guild
The L.A. County Brewers Guild is a non-profit trade organization comprised of over 45 independently-owned craft breweries within Los Angeles County. Its mission is to promote and protect a world-class beer culture through education and community engagement. Learn more about them at www.facebook.com/labrewers.
Released 4/14/16 LA Brewers Guild