They don’t brew for the awards
But it’s nice to win
Written by Captain Hops.
References: Four Maryland brewers took home 7 medals for beer from the Great American Beer Fest. Plus, Frederick’s Flying Dog Brewery and brewer Robert Malone won Best Mid-Size Brewery and Mid-Size Brewery Brewer of the Year.
Medal winning Maryland brews include:
|Brewer’s Alley Restaurant and Brewery||Brewer’s Alley India Pale Ale||Bronze||English-Style India Pale Ale|
|Clipper City Brewing Co.||Clipper City Marzhon Vienna Lager||Bronze||Vienna Style Lager|
|DOG Brewing Co.||Pub Dog Black Dog Stout||Bronze||Classic Irish Style Dry Stout|
|Flying Dog Brewery||Horn Dog Vintage 2007||Gold||Aged Beer|
|Flying Dog Brewery||Dogtoberfest||Gold||German Style Märzen|
|Flying Dog Brewery||Gonzo Imperial Porter||Gold||Imperial Stout|
|Flying Dog Brewery||Barrel Aged Gonzo||Silver||Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Beer|
See all 2009 GABF medal winners.
Maryland came in 10th place in terms of medals won. Neighboring states Virginia and Pennsylvania came in 8th with 8 medals and 5th with 12 respectively. Once again Colorado and California dominated with the most entries and the most wins.
I think the key take-away is that we have a world class group of brewers here in Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic region. We need to proudly support them as beer consumers and clear away the archaic legal barriers so they can thrive.
Thing of the day: Virginia, Maryland, & Delaware Breweries