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2014 Winners

Great International Beer & Cider Competition
November 7, 2014 — Providence, RI

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — November 10, 2014
Contact: Competition Director: Gregg Glaser, 203-971-8710, gregg-glaser@yankeebrew.com; Festivals of America: Maury Ryan, 401-272-0980, mryan@beerfestamerica.com

The 18th Annual Great International Beer & Cider Competition was held on Friday, November 7, 2014, in Providence, Rhode Island, one day before the 21st 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.

Seven hundred ten (710) beers and ciders from breweries and cideries across the U.S. and from around the world entered the competition. One hundred-twenty (120) professional brewers, beer industry professionals (retail and distribution) and beer journalists acted as judges in a blind tasting format. First, second and third place awards were presented in 55 categories of ales, lagers and ciders. The judges knew only the style and subcategory of each beer and cider.

Since the competition began in 1997, over 2,000 beers and ciders 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, over 5,500 beer lovers were able to sample over 250 beers and ciders.

The 19th Annual Great International Beer & Cider Competition and the 22nd Annual Great International Beer Festival will take place in early November 2015 in Providence. The 8th Annual Great International Spring Beer Festival will take place April 25, 2015, in Providence — www.beerfestamerica.com.

The winners list is below and also posted at: http://www.distilleryage.com/GIBC_2014_WINNERS.pdf

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Great International Beer & Cider Competition
November 7, 2014 — Providence, RI
55 Award Categories

AMERICAN WHEAT BEER
1) Revival Brewing — Zeppelin — Providence, RI
2) City Steam Brewery Café — White Wedding — Hartford, CT
3) Deschutes Brewery — Chainbreaker WIPA — Bend, OR

GERMAN WHEAT BEER
1) Urban Chestnut Brewing — Schnickelfritz — St. Louis, MO
2) Kansas City Bier Co. — Hefeweizen — Kansas City, MO
3) none awarded

WHEAT BEER — Weizenbock-Dunkel Weisse
1) Cape Cod Beer — Weizenbock — Hyannis, MA
2) Kansas City Bier Co. — Weizenbock — Kansas City, MO
3) Cape Cod Beer — Dunkelweizen — Hyannis, MA

CREAM ALE
1) Grey Sail Brewing of RI — Flagship Ale — Westerly, RI
2) No-Li Brewhouse — Crème Ale — Spokane, WA
3) Stark Brewing — Mount U Cream Ale — Manchester, NH

GOLDEN ALE
1) Deschutes Brewery — Deschutes River Ale — Bend, OR
2) Nebraska Brewing — Ale Storm — La Vista, NE
3) Franklin's Brewery — Bombshell Blonde — Hyattsville, MD

KÖLSCH
1) City Steam Brewery Café — Colt 46 — Hartford, CT
2) Cambridge House Brewpub — CBH Kölsch — Granby, CT
3) Gardner Ale House — Summer's End — Gardner, MA

LIGHT ALE — OTHER
1) Lagunitas Brewing — Day Time Ale — Petaluma, CA
2) Franklin's Brewery — Battle of Bladensburg — Hyattsville, MD
3) Wormtown Brewery — 7 Hills — Worcester, MA

ENGLISH-STYLE BITTER/SCOTTISH-STYLE ALE
1) Innis & Gunn Brewery — Innis & Gunn Original — Edinburgh, Scotland
2) Stone Corral Brewery — Latigo — Huntington, VT
3) Innis & Gunn Brewery — Innis & Gunn Rum Aged — Edinburgh, Scotland

ENGLISH-STYLE ESB
1) Bad Martha Farmer's Brewery — Martha's Vineyard Ale — Edgartown, MA
2) Redhook Brewery — ESB — Portsmouth, NH
3) Franklin's Brewery — Twisted Turtle — Hyattsville, MD

IRISH RED ALE
1) Boston Beer Co. — Samuel Adams Irish Red — Boston, MA
2) Gardner Ale House — Rocker Red — Gardner, MA
3) Carlow Brewing — O'Hara's Irish Red — Bagenalstown, County Carlow, Ireland

AMERICAN PALE ALE
1) Deschutes Brewery — Hop Trip — Bend, OR
2) Nebraska Brewing — Cardinal Pale Ale — La Vista, NE
3) Widmer Brothers Brewing — Alchemy Ale — Portland, OR

AMERICAN AMBER ALE
1) The Weed Co. — Abner Weed Ale — New Hartford, CT
2) Back East Brewing — Backeast Ale — Bloomfield, CT
3) Rogue Ales — American Amber Ale — Newport, OR

INDIA PALE ALE
1) Franklin's Brewery — Me So Hoppy — Hyattsville, MD
2) Franklin's Brewery — No Sleep Till Brookland — Hyattsville, MD
3) Cape Cod Beer — Cape Cod IPA— Hyannis, MA

BLACK IPA
1) Two Roads Brewing — Route of All Evil — Stratford, CT
2) 21st Amendment Brewery — Black in Black IPA, San Francisco, CA
3) Gardner Ale House — Nightcrawler — Gardner, MA

AMERICAN BROWN ALE
1) Rogue Ales — Hazelnut Brown Nectar — Newport, OR
2) Humboldt Brewing — Humboldt Brown — Arcata, CA
3) Kelsen Brewing — Paradigm Brown Ale — Derry, NH

BROWN ALE — ENGLISH MILD-NORTHERN–SOUTHERN
1) Broad Brook Brewing — No BS Brown Ale — East Windsor, CT
2) Wormtown Brewery — Wintah Ale — Worcester, MA
3) Wachusett Brewing — Nut Brown — Westminster, MA

GERMAN ALT STYLE
1) Cape Cod Beer — Harvest Ale — Hyannis, MA
2) Gardner Ale House — Oma's Altbier — Gardner, MA
3) Boston Beer Co. — Samuel Adams Boston Ale — Boston, MA

BROWN PORTER
1) Broad Brook Brewing — Porter's Porter — East Windsor, CT
2) Deschutes Brewery — Black Butte Porter — Bend, OR
3) Gardner Ale House — Chocolate Porter — Gardner, MA

ROBUST PORTER
1) Kelsen Brewing — Draken Robust Porter — Derry, NH
2) Grey Sail Brewing of RI — Leaning Chimney Porter — Westerly, RI
3) Bucket Brewery — Park Loop Porter — Pawtucket, RI

STOUT
1) Finch's Beer Co. — Secret Stache Stout — Chicago, IL
2) Murphy Brewery — Murphy's Irish Stout — Cork, Ireland
3) Elm City Brewing — Night's Watch Dry Stout — Keene, NH

BOHEMIAN PILSNER
1) Brutopia Brewer & Kitchen — Bliss — Cranston, RI
2) Cottrell Brewing — Stonington Glory — Pawcatuck, CT
3) Weihenstephan State Brewery — Pilsner — Weihenstephan, Germany

HELLES LAGER
1) Urban Chestnut Brewing — Zwickel — St. Louis, MO
2) Thomas Hooker Brewing — Munich Lager — Bloomfield, CT
3) Kona Brewing — Longboard Lager — Kailua Kona, HI

CONTINENTAL PILSNER
1) Northampton Brewery — Pilsner — Northampton, MA
2) Kansas City Bier Co. — Pils — Kansas City, MO
3) Urban Chestnut Brewing — Aramis — St. Louis, MO

PREMIUM LAGER
1) Damm Brewery — Estrella Damm — Barcelona, Spain
2) Weihenstephan State Brewery — Lager — Weihenstephan, Germany
3) Narragansett Brewing — Narragansett Lager — Providence, RI

DORTMUNDER LAGER & OTHER
1) Bad Martha Farmer's Brewery — Export Lager — Edgartown, MA
2) Heineken Brewery — Heineken Light — Amsterdam, The Netherlands
3) Bergoff Brewery — Dortwinder Lager — Chicago, IL

AMBER LAGER
1) Caldera Brewing — Artisanal Amber — Ashland, OR
2) Boston Beer Co. — Samuel Adams Double Agent IPL — Boston, MA
3) Boston Beer Co. — Samuel Adams Sam Light — Boston, MA

VIENNA-STYLE LAGER
1) Gardner Ale House — Vienna Lager — Gardner, MA
2) Trinity Brewhouse — Oktoberfest — Providence, RI
3) F.X. Matt Brewing — Saranac Adirondack Lager — Utica, NY

DUNKEL LAGER
1) Gardner Ale House — Winter Lager — Gardner, MA
2) Northampton Brewery — Conundrum — Northampton, MA
3) City Steam Brewery Café — Uncle Dunkel — Hartford, CT

DARK LAGERS: BOCK-SCHWARZBIER-OTHER
1) Stone Corral Brewery — Black Beer — Huntington, VT
2) Beer Works — Framingham Helles Bock — Framingham, MA
3) Starr Hill Brewery — Snow Blind — Crozet, VA

OKTOBERFEST
1) Bergoff Brewery — Oktoberfest — Chicago, IL
2) Narragansett Brewing — Narragansett Fest — Providence, RI
3) Boston Beer Co. — Samuel Adams Oktoberfest — Boston, MA

STRONG BEER — BARLEYWINE
1) Nebraska Brewing — Fat Head — La Vista, NE
2) Franklin's Brewery — Jack the Giant Killer 2011 — Hyattsville, MD
3) 21st Amendment Brewery — Lower de Boom Barleywine, San Francisco, CA

STRONG BEER — BELGIAN-STYLE DARK
1) Bières de Chimay, Notre Dame de Scourmont Abbey — Chimay Grande Reserve — Baileux, Belgium
2) Grey Sail Brewing of RI — Second Anniversary Strong Ale — Westerly, RI
3) Martha's Exchange — 21st Anniversary Ale — Nashua, NH

STRONG BEER — BELGIAN-STYLE DUBBEL & TRIPEL
1) Allagash Brewing — Allagash Tripel — Portland, ME
2) Boston Beer Co. — Samuel Adams New World Tripel — Boston, MA
3) Gardner Ale House — Belgian Tripel — Gardner, MA

STRONG BEER — DOUBLEBOCK
1) Birra Moretti — La Rosa Doppio Malto — Udine, Italy
2) Two Roads Brewing — Henry's Farm Barrel Aged — Stratford, CT
3) Smuttynose Brewing — S'muttonator — Hampton, NH

STRONG BEER — SCOTCH-STYLE ALE
1) Mayflower Brewing — Scotch Ale — Plymouth, MA
2) Founders Brewing — Backwoods Bastard — Grand Rapids, MI
3) Cottrell Brewing — Perry's Revenge Scotch Ale — Pawcatuck, CT

STRONG BEER — OLD ALE
1) Cape Cod Beer — Christmas in July — Hyannis, MA
2) Bergoff Brewery — Oak Aged Stock Ale — Chicago, IL
3) Franklin's Brewery — Old Miser 2014 — Hyattsville, MD

STRONG BEER — RUSSIAN IMPERIAL STOUT
1) No-Li Brewhouse — Wrecking Ball Imperial Stout — Spokane, WA
2) Two Roads Brewing — Igor's Dream — Stratford, CT
3) Nebraska Brewing — Black Betty — La Vista, NE

STRONG BEER — IMPERIAL IPA
1) Wormtown Brewery — Hopulence — Worcester, MA
2) Finch's Beer Co. — Hardcore Chimera Imperial IPA — Chicago, IL
3) Grey Sail Brewing of RI — Captain's Daughter Double IPA — Westerly, RI

STRONG BEER: BALTIC PORTER-BELGIAN-STYLE GOLDEN STRONG-IMPERIAL PILSNER
1) Elm City Brewing — Oak Aged Baltic Porter — Keene, NH
2) Brutopia Brewer & Kitchen — First Coast — Cranston, RI
3) Rogue Ales — Morimoto Imperial Pilsner — Newport, OR

STRONG BEER — OTHER
1) Boston Beer Co. — Samuel Adams Fat Jack — Boston, MA
2) Trinity Brewhouse — Redrum Barrel Aged — Providence, RI
3) Finch's Beer Co. — Fascist Pig Ale — Chicago, IL

SOUR & WILD BEER — AMERICAN STYLE
1) Franklin's Brewery — Placebo Syndrome — Hyattsville, MD
2) Two Roads Brewing — Urban Funk — Stratford, CT
3) Allagash Brewing — Farm to Face — Portland, ME

SOUR & WILD BEER — GERMAN/BELGIAN STYLE
1) Allagash Brewing — Allagash Red — Portland, ME
2) Boston Beer Co. — Samuel Adams Stony Brook Red — Boston, MA
3) Two Roads Brewing — Crazy Pucker Berliner Weisse — Stratford, CT

BELGIAN-STYLE WITBIER
1) Overshores Brewing — Blanc de Blanche — East Haven, CT
2) Allagash Brewing — Allagash White — Portland, ME
3) Bad Martha Farmer's Brewery — Martha's Vineyard Ale — Edgartown, MA

BELGIAN-STYLE SAISON
1) No-Li Brewhouse — Askel Belgian Ale — Spokane, WA
2) Foolproof Brewing — La Ferme Urbaine Farmhouse Ale — Pawtucket, RI
3) Cape Cod Beer — Kurt's Farmhouse — Hyannis, MA

BELGIAN-STYLE MIXED STYLES: Pale Ale-Bière de Garde-Blonde
1) Starr Hill Brewery — Whiter Shade of Pale — Crozet, VA
2) Franklin's Brewery — Guardian Angel — Hyattsville, MD
3) Two Roads Brewing — Via Cordis Abbey Blonde — Stratford, CT

BELGIAN-STYLE SPECIALTY
1) 21st Amendment Brewery — Monk's Blood, San Francisco, CA
2) Two Roads Brewing — Rye 95 — Stratford, CT
3) Martha's Exchange — Apple Brown Betty — Nashua, NH

GLUTEN-FREE BEER
1) Brasserie Dupont — Saison Dupont Forêt Libre — Tourpes, Belgium
2) Omission Beer — Omission Pale Ale — Portsmouth, NH
3) Omission Beer — Omission IPA — Portsmouth, NH

FRUIT & SPICE — ALE
1) Buckman Botanical Brewery — Apple Beer — Portland, OR
2) Traveler Beer Co. — Illusive Traveler — Burlington, VT
3) Wormtown Brewery — Norm — Worcester, MA

FRUIT & SPICE — LAGER
1) Bad Martha Farmer's Brewery — Pumpkin Pie Bock — Edgartown, MA
2) Paradox Brewery — Seasonal — Schroon Lake, NY
3) Thomas Hooker Brewing — Nor'Easter Lager — Bloomfield, CT

FRUIT & SPICE — BELGIAN STYLE
1) Beer Works — Double Apricot Saison — Boston, MA
2) Trinity Brewhouse — Strawberry — Providence, RI
3) Bad Martha Farmer's Brewery — Tim's Beach Plum Ale — Edgartown, MA

COMMON CIDER
1) Urban Chestnut Brewing — Bushelhead — St. Louis, MO
2) Angry Orchard Cider — Crisp — Boston, MA
3) Reverend Nat's — Revelation Newtown Pippin — Portland, OR

ENGLISH
1) Angry Orchard Cider — Traditional — Boston, MA
2) Reverend Nat's — Lorrie's Gold — Portland, OR
3) none awarded

FRENCH-STYLE CIDER & CIDRE
1) California Cider Co. — Ace Blackjack 21 — Sebastopol, CA
2) Ecusson Cidre — Rosé — Livarot, France
3) Cidrerie Loïc Raison — Brut — Domagné, France

FRUIT CIDER
1) Reverend Nat's — Hallelujah Hopricot — Portland, OR
2) California Cider Co. — Ace Pineapple Hard Cider — Sebastopol, CA
3) Sonoma Cider — The Pitchfork — Healdsburg, CA

SPECIALTY CIDER
1) California Cider Co. — Ace Pumpkin Hard Cider — Sebastopol, CA
2) McKenzie's Hard Cider — Pumpkin Jack Hard Cider — Orchard Park, NY
3) Angry Orchard Cider — Iceman — Boston, MA

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