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NC breweries win medals at Great American Beer Festival

Posted October 8, 2014

Great American Beer Festival. Photo © Brewers Association

— Five North Carolina breweries took home medals from the Great American Beer Festival, which was held last week in Denver, Colo.

Mystery Brewing Company earned a silver medal for La Querelle, a Belgian-style ale. Duck-Rabbit Brewery won two medals - a silver for their Marzen and a bronze for their Schwarzbier.

Breweries west of the Triangle took home some hardware too:

  • Pisgah Brewing Company - Chocolatized (Chocolate Beer) - Gold medal
  • Fonta Flora Brewery - Irish Table (Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout) - Gold medal
  • Wicked Weed Brewing - Mampara (Specialty Honey Beer) - Gold medal

According to the Great American Beer Festival website, 268 medals were awarded this year after 222 beer experts from 10 countries evaluated 5,507 entries. That's a lot of good beer!

Congratulations to the winners from North Carolina!


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  • jmoxley2010 Oct 9, 2014

    More to come... NC breweries are only getting better by the day.

  • Bill Brasky Oct 8, 2014

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    Not to mention the hole in your wallet, from drinking beers in excess. Quality over quantity is my new saying.

  • iopsyc Oct 8, 2014

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    Your faulty assumption is that everyone who drinks craft beer drinks to excess and/or drives after consuming it. All things in moderation, my friend.

  • Sonja Yagel Oct 8, 2014
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    Now when people get caught for DWI they can at least say they got drunk off award winning beer. Guess that should comfort some family when a loved one is killed by a drunk driver.