CEDAR SPRINGS BREWING COMPANY is pleased and humbled to announce KÜSTERER ORIGINAL WEISSBIER is the recipient of the BRONZE MEDAL in the “South German Wheat Ale” category at the 2016 GREAT AMERICAN BEER FESTIVAL, held this past week in Denver, Colorado.
Overview: Great American Beer Festival Competition
In a ceremony at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, prestigious gold, silver and bronze medals were awarded to winning breweries in 96 beer categories covering 161 different beer styles (including all subcategories), establishing the best examples of each style in the country. Neither a gold nor a silver medal were awarded in the Pumpkin/Squash Beer category.
Winners were chosen from 7,227 competition entries (nearly 9 percent more than the 6,647 entries in 2015 and surpassing all previous participation records) from 1,752 breweries hailing from 50 states plus Washington, D.C.
The competition also saw its biggest-ever panel of judges, with 264 beer experts from 12 countries, including the U.S., and 170 competition volunteers. The panel also evaluated 88 Pro-Am entries, which were judged in three rounds over four days. For a complete list of winners: https://www.greatamericanbeerfestival.com/the-competition/winners/
Our winning category included five distinct styles: German-Style Wheat Ale a. Subcategory: South German-Style Kristal Weizen
- Subcategory: German-Style Leichtes Weizen
- Subcategory: South German-Style Bernsteinfarbenes (antique) Weizen
- Subcategory: South German-Style Dunkel Weizen
- Subcategory: South German-Style Weizenbock
Küsterer Original Weissbier was the highest rated beer in Subcategory C: Bernsteinfarbenes Weizen. Silver and Gold were awarded to Dunkel Weizen and Weizenbock, respectively.
“We are immensely proud to have brought home this award to Cedar Springs and Beer City, USA in our first competition,” stated owner David Ringler. “We are passionate about this style, along with Bavarian brewing traditions, and we continue to strive to get better every day. We thank everyone who has supported us along the way as this wouldn’t be possible without them.”
Cedar Springs brewing staff includes:
Benevolent Overlord of Brewing, Matt Peterson
Fräulein Brewster, Manda Geiger
Director of Happiness, David Ringler
Kellertyp, Adam Evans