Deep breath. Here we go. We are beyond excited to announce that Wheatstone Bridge, our flagship wheat ale brewed with honey and chamomile, was awarded the bronze medal in the Herb and Spice Beer category at the 2018 Great American Beer Festival® (GABF).
OMG. Still kind of pinching ourselves.
Presented by the Brewers Association, GABF is the largest commercial beer competition in the world and recognizes the most outstanding beers produced in the United States. Almost 300 esteemed beer judges from around the globe analyzed nearly 8,500 entries from 2,404 breweries across 102 beer-style categories, and the top three winners in each category were announced at the GABF awards ceremony on Saturday, September 22, 2018. The Herb and Spice Beer category had 130 entries, making it the 14th largest category in the competition.
In other words, this is a really big deal.
Raising a toast to Wheatstone.
We’ve been brewing Wheatstone Bridge since the day we opened back in 2014, and to win this prestigious award for a beer that we’ve always made, and the beer that we’re best known for across the state, makes the honor that much more sweet.
While the award is for the beer itself, we also believe it’s a testament to the hard work our entire team has put in for the past four years – our brew team’s dedication to quality and consistency, our wholesale arm’s persistent feet-on-the-ground mentality, and our taproom and brand ambassador staff’s constant desire to educate and engage with consumers. We cannot thank them enough for their commitment and passion.
Lead Brewer Tony sporting a much-deserved award.
This is the second award given to Wheatstone Bridge this year, after it was awarded the bronze medal at the 2018 Beer Army Beer Wars. We are incredibly proud of Wheatstone Bridge, and we hope we have the chance to raise a pint to this proud moment with each of you soon.
Tin Whiskers investor and brand ambassador Jim Stroner accepts our bronze medal from Charlie Papazian of the Brewers Association. Photo © 2018 Brewers Association