Karl Strauss Keeps the Momentum Going with 8 More Medals!

By melody daversa

Straight off the heels of a big win at the LA International Beer Competition, Karl Strauss Brewing Company takes home eight more medals from the California State and San Diego Beer Competitions.  “This has already been an exciting awards season for us, and these additional wins give us a lot of energy as we gear up for the busy summer season,” says Paul Segura, Karl Strauss Brewmaster. 

Karl Strauss was awarded a gold medal for their unstoppable Red Trolley Ale at the San Diego International Beer Festival.  After a breakout year in 2010—taking double gold at the Great American Beer Festival and World Beer Cup—Red Trolley has been on fire and taking home awards in every competition entered.  “We’ve always loved this beer and we’re just stoked to see it getting so many accolades,” says Segura.  More than 150 breweries from around the world participated in the competition.

The company also had a great showing at the California State Fair Commercial Craft Brew Competition.  Each of the seven beers entered took home a medal or honorable mention—including gold medals for Pintail Pale Ale and Conquistador Doppelbock and silver medals for Blackball Belgian IPA, Windansea Wheat Hefeweizen and Red Trolley Ale. 

For more information on the award winning beers, visit www.karlstrauss.com.  Share it.  Cheers.

San Diego International Beer Competition


Red Trolley Ale (Irish-Style Red Ale)

California State Fair Commercial Beer Competition


Pintail Pale Ale (American Pale Ale)

Conquistador Doppelbock (Bock)


Red Trolley Ale (Irish-Style Red Ale)

Blackball Belgian IPA (Belgian & French Ale)

Windansea Wheat Hefeweizen (German Wheat & Rye)

Honorable Mention:

HM Gold: Tower 10 IPA (American-Style India Pale Ale)

HM Silver: Karl Strauss 22nd Anniversary Vanilla Imperial Stout (Russian Imperial Stout)

About Karl Strauss Brewing Company

Karl Strauss Brewing Company is celebrating 22 years of brewing in San Diego.  From humble roots, a big vision, and the desire to share handcrafted beer with America’s Finest, Karl Strauss has grown from one brewery restaurant to a local institution—brewing 34,000 barrels in 2010 and operating six successful brewery restaurants across Southern California.  The company has not strayed from its pioneering roots with new releases like Big Barrel IIPA and Whistler Imperial Pils, while still capturing hearts and the 2010 WBC and GABF gold medals for long-time favorites like Red Trolley Ale.  With distribution solely in California, Karl Strauss is ranked #44 on the list of the country’s top craft breweries. For more information visit www.karlstrauss.com or call the brewery at (858) 273-2739. 

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Contact Info

Company: Karl Strauss Brewing Company
Contact: Melody Daversa
E-mail: Melody@karlstrauss.com