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Great International Beer Festival Awards!!!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 10, 2008
Competition Director: Gregg Glaser, 203-834-0800, gregg-glaser@yankeebrew.com
Festivals of America: Maury Ryan, 401-272-0980, mryan@beerfestamerica.com

The 12th Annual Great International Beer Competition was held on Friday, November 7, 2007, in Providence, Rhode Island, one day before the 15th Annual Great International Beer Festival. Festivals of America produced both events. New England beer newspaper Yankee Brew News was the media sponsor of the competition.One hundred eighty-seven beers from 39 breweries representing 10 states entered the competition. Forty-five professional brewers and beer industry journalists acted as judges in a blind tasting format. First, second and third place awards were presented in 17 categories of ales and lagers. The judges knew only the style and subcategory of each beer.Since the competition began in 1997, over 1,800 beers have been judged. The awards were presented during the afternoon session of the beer festival, announced by Yankee Brew News editor Gregg Glaser. On the floor of the festival, held at the Rhode Island Convention Center, 7,500 beer lovers were able to sample over 250 beers from approximately 100 breweries.

The 13th Annual Great International Beer Competition and the 16th Annual Great International Beer Festival will take place on November 13-14, 2009, in Providence. In addition, a spring beer festival will take place on May 2, 2009, in Providence. Details are available at www.beerfestamerica.com.

We are very proud to be honored by the esteemed beer judges and fellow brewers at the competition this year.  For a new brewery like us, it is truly remarkable to be recognized and have our beers to be received so well.  Thanks so much to Gregg and Maury for putting on such a great event.
We were awarded for our Pale Ale and Porter.  This makes two medals for the Porter, which received a Silver Medal at Great British Beer Festival held earlier this year.  The following lists represent our categories and the other winners.  Congrats to all the breweries.

1) Samuel Adams Pale Ale, Boston Beer Co., Boston, MA
2) Whistling Pig Red Ale, Jasper Murdock’s Alehouse/Norwich Inn, Norwich, VT
3) Mayflower Pale Ale, Mayflower Brewing, Plymouth, MA

1) JW Dundee’s Porter, High Falls Brewing, Rochester, NY
2) Mayflower Porter, Mayflower Brewing, Plymouth, MA
3) General John Stark Dark Porter, Milly’s Tavern, Manchester, NH

Prost, Shalom and all the rest.