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Los Angeles International Beer Competition Announces Winners

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The Los Angeles International Beer Competition has announced its winners!


With nearly 100 different categories, and hundreds of entries, the 2017 Los Angeles International Beer Competition (hereafter, LAIBC) recently named its top medalists. Operated by the Los Angeles County Fair Association, the competition guarantees greater exposure for the winning entries, offering consumers access to some of the world's finest brews. Celebrating its 17th year, the event rivals other contests with an esteemed judging panel, an exciting tasting event held in the summer, and a comprehensive public education program during the LA County Fair.


Taking best in show was Bartlett Brewing (Bartlett Hall)’s Barrel Aged Imperial Dark Bullitt, which also won the gold medal in the Wood-and Barrel-Aged Strong Stout category. This was not the only gold medal that Bartlett Brewing (Bartlet Hall) won, winning golds in Barley Wine Style Ale for Mash Town Road Barleywine and Dortmunder or German-Style Oktoberfest for The Wurm Dortmund Export Lager.


The competition was open to any licensed brewery or brewpub.  All beers entered must be available for sale to the general public.  The LAIBC provides award winners with additional marketing opportunities, including the ability to purchase additional beer medals identifying bottles as medal winners and the opportunity to sell award-winning beer in the Award-Winning Beer Tavern, during the LA County Fair, which has received over a million attendees in previous years.


The LAIBC has grown over the last few years in no small part due to the involvement of its current chairman, Jason Torres, who has shepherded it from around 600 entries to more than doubling it to its current number of nearly 1300 entries. "The large growth of the craft beer industry over the last few years is exciting," said Torres. "What makes it unique is that a lot of these breweries are owned and operated by family and friends. It has also been great to showcase many of these award-winning beers at the LA County Fair."


Craft beer fans can try some of these winning brews at the well-attended LA County Fair this fall. Craft beer locations with a select few of the winners will be open to the public at the LA County Fair, September 1-24, 2017.


For a complete listing of all of the medalists and their categories, one can check out the LACounty Fair’s website. Below, one can find a list of all of the beers winning gold medals at the 2017 LAIBC (in alphabetical order, according to style):


Aged Beer: Latitude 42 Brewing Co., Barley Wine 2014

American-Belgo-Style Ale: The Bruery, Mischief

American-Style Amber Lager or Dark Lager: XINGU, Xingu Black

American-Style Amber/Red Ale: Pizza Port Bressi Ranch Brewing Company, Sharkbite Red Ale

American-Style Brown Ale: Legacy Brewing Company, Founding Fathers Nut Brown Ale

American-Style Cream Ale: BJ's Restaurants & Brewery- Temple, BJ's Brewhouse Blonde

American-Style Black Ale: Karl Strauss Brewing Company, Singularity Black IPA

American-Style Fruit Beer: Station 26 Brewing Co., Tangerine Cream Ale

American-Style India Pale Ale: Resident Brewing, Urbanite

American-Style Lager or Ice Lager or Malt Liquor: The Charlies Beer Company USA, Charlie's

American-Style or German-Style Light Lager: Pedal Haus Brewery, Light Lager

American-Style or International-Style Pilsner: Ska Brewing, Mexican Logger

American-Style Pale Ale: Wormtown Brewery, Bottle Rocket aka Rocket Can

American-Style Sour Ale: The Bruery, Frucht™: Boysenberry by Bruery Terreux

American-Style Stout: Pizza Port, A.B.L.E.

American-Style Strong Pale Ale: Kulshan Brewing Co., Sunnyland

American-Style Wheat Beer: J & L Eppig Brewing, IWCBD Kottbusser

American-Style Wheat Beer with Yeast: Hop Valley Brewing, Hop Valley Hefe

Australian-Style or International-Style Pale Ale: Reuben's Brews, Triumvirate IPA

Baltic-Style Porter: Dust Bowl Brewing Co., Public Enemy

Barley Wine Style Ale: Bartlett Brewing (Bartlett Hall), Mash Town Road Barleywine

Belgian-and French-Style Ale: Resident Brewing, Golden Kiss

Belgian-Style Blonde Ale or Pale Ale: Dempseys Restaurant & Brewery, Skinzy's Gold

Belgian-Style Dubbel or Quadrupel: Boston Beer Company, Samuel Adams Tetravis

Belgian-Style Fruit Beer: Dubuisson, PÊCHE MEL SCALDIS

Belgian-Style Lambic or Sour Ale: Council Brewing, Woofle Dust with Apricots

Belgian-Style Strong Specialty Ale: AleSmith Brewing Company, AleSmith Horny Devil

Belgian-Style Tripel: Garage Brewing Co., The Tow Truck

Belgian-Style Witbier: Upland Brewing Company, Wheat Ale

Bock: Stevens Point Brewery, Point Bock Beer

Bohemian-Style Pilsner: Reuben's Brews, Pilsner

Brett Beer: Almanac Beer Co., Passion Project

Brown Porter: AleSmith Brewing Company, AleSmith Nut Brown Ale

Chili Beer: Alvarado Street Brewery, Muay Thai

Chocolate Beer: Smog City Brewing Co., The Nothing

Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout: New English Brewing, Pacific Storm Stout

Classic Saison: Gilman Brewing, Maison de Campagne

Coffee Beer: Pigeon Hill Brewing Company, Walter Get's Buzzed

Dortmunder or German-Style Oktoberfest: Bartlett Brewing (Bartlett Hall), The Wurm Dortmund Export Lager

Double Red Ale: Rock Bottom Brewery - Orchards, Melisandre

English-Style Brown Ale: New English Brewing, Brewers Special Brown Ale

English-Style India Pale Ale: Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co., Hoppy Poppy IPA

English-Style Summer Ale: Intergalactic Brewing Company, Gold Leader

European-Style Dark Lager/Munich Dunkel: Church Brew Works, Pious Monk Dunkel

Experimental Beer: Gilman Brewing, Le Ferme Waire

Export Stout: Ballast Point, Ballast Point Russian Imperial Stout

Extra Special Bitter: AleSmith Brewing Company, AleSmith Anvil ESB

Field Beer: Intergalactic Brewing Company, Space Oasis Coconut Porter

Fruit Wheat Beer: Stanley Park Brewing, SunSetter Summer Ale

German-Style Altbier: Tigoa-Sequoia Brewing Company, Firefall Red

German-Style Doppelbock or Eisbock: Taps Fish House & Brewery, Boppeldock

German-Style Kolsch: Pedal Haus Brewery, Kolsch

German-Style Maerzen: Intergalactic Brewing Company, GalactoberFest

German-Style Pilsner: Weihenstephan, Weihenstephan Pilsner

German-Style Schwarzbier: Enegren Brewing, Nighthawk Lager

German-Style Sour Ale: Indian Joe Brewing, IJB Pineapple Passion Fruit Gose

German-Style Wheat Ale: Cedar Springs Brewing Company, Küsterer Weizenbock

Golden or Blonde Ale: Kaweah Brewing Co., Neva Say Neva!

Herb and Spice Beer: Congregation Ale House, Hale to the Pale

Historical Beer: Kilowatt Brewing, Roggenbier

Honey Beer: Coronado Brewing Company, Orange Ave Wit

Imperial India Pale Ale: Three Weavers Brewing, Knotty Double IPA

Imperial Red Ale: South Gate Brew Co., Tomahawk Imperial Red Ale

Imperial Stout: Community Beer Co., Legion

Irish-Style Red Ale: Taps Fish House & Brewery, Taps Irish Red

Kellerbier/Zwickelbier: Smog City Brewing Co., Little Bo Pils

Munich-Style Helles: Urban Chestnut Brewing Company, Zwickel

Oatmeal Stout: Tractor Brewing Company, Double Plow Oatmeal Stout

Old Ale or Strong Ale: Brew Brothers, Old Ale

Other Belgian-Style Ale: Intergalactic Brewing Company, Alpha Mensae

Other Strong Beer: Knee Deep Brewing, Simtra

Pumpkin Spice Beer: Badger State Brewing Co., Mashing Pumpkins Ale

Robust Porter: Scorched Earth Brewing, Rugged Coalminer

Rye Beer: Mike Hess Brewing, Habitus

Scotch Ale: Dust Bowl Brewing Co., 10 Lizzy

Scottish-Style Ale: Oggis, McGarvey's Scottish Ale

Session Beer: BJ's Restaurants & Brewery- Temple, BJ's Lightswitch Lager

Session India Pale Ale: New Helvetia Brewing Co., Sloppy Session IPA

Smoke Beer: Lakefront Brewery, My Turn Series: Nathan

South German-Style Hefeweizen: Cedar Springs Brewing Company, Küsterer Heller Weissbier

Specialty Beer: Belching Beaver Brewery, Peanut Butter Milk Stout

Specialty Saison: BJ's Restaurants & Brewery- Boulder, Spiced Saison

Standard Cider & Perry: California Cider Co., ACE Blackjack

Sweet Stout or Cream Stout: Ska Brewing, Steel Toe Stout

Vienna-Style Lager: Scorched Earth Brewing, Vienna

Wood-and Barrel-Aged Beer: Tigoa-Sequoia Brewing Company, Cake Rush

Wood-and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer: Boston Beer Company, Samuel Adams Kosmic Mother Funk Grand Cru

Wood-and Barrel Aged Strong Beer: The Bruery, White Chocolate™ by The Bruery


Wood-and Barrel-Aged Strong Stout: Bartlett Brewing (Bartlett Hall), Barrel Aged Imperial Dark Bullitt



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