Henderson Brewing Co. was awarded a silver medal at the 2019 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition, the world’s largest commercial beer competition. The GABF, presented by the Brewers Association, recognizes the most outstanding beers produced in the United States. Gold, silver and bronze medals were awarded on October 5 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver in 107 beer categories covering 174 different beer styles (including all subcategories), establishing the best examples of each style in the country.
Henderson Brewing Co. was recognized in the Extra Special Bitter (ESB) beer-style category for its Bridgeview, an amber-colored ale with a wonderfully earthy spicy nose followed by a distinct malt forward flavor. Henderson Brewing Co. is a microbrewery located in Henderson, KY that prides itself in its attention to detail and doing everything it can to bring the finest, true to style beers to the people of Henderson and beyond.
“I always hoped that we would medal at GABF, but certainly never expected it,” said Head Brewer and Co-Founder Doug Laramie. “I’m just happy to bring this distinction to our lovely town and hope that it’s something Henderson can be proud of.”
In the 33rd edition of the GABF competition, 9,497 entries were submitted to the general competition, along with 113 Pro-Am and 70 Collaboration entries. The beer was made by 2,295 breweries from across the nation, with entries from all 50 states plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Judging took place over the course of three days, with an international panel of 322 judges from 18 countries.
“This year’s GABF competition was the largest and most competitive to date,” said Chris Swersey, competition manager, Great American Beer Festival. “The beers and talent were as impressive as ever, and I’m thrilled to congratulate this year’s winners for their achievements in brewing.”
For more GABF competition information, including the 2019 winners list and photos, visit GreatAmericanBeerFestival.com.
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Henderson Brewing Co. is the result of five families who thought Henderson deserved great beer that it can call its own. It’s fine beers are served Tuesday through Sunday in its taproom at 737 2nd St. in Henderson, KY as well as other fine establishments in the Henderson area. For more information, including links to its social media profiles, visit www.hendersonbrewco.com.