Sandpoint, ID- MickDuff’s Brewing Company from Sandpoint, Idaho claimed gold and silver medals in the 2013 North American Beer Awards (NABA) in Idaho Falls, Idaho on May 31st. Judges awarded a Gold Medal for MickDuff’s Irish Redhead in the Irish-Style Red Ale category and a Silver Medal for the Strom Hammer IPA in the English-Style India Pale Ale category.
“It’s an honor and I’m extremely excited to take home two medals again this year,” explained Head Brewer, Mickey Mahoney. “There’s been a lot of great beer being produced in this part of Idaho and it showed with many other local breweries from our area winning medals also.’”
This is not MickDuff’s first award at the NABA, they have also received a Gold Medal in 2010, as well as a Silver in 2012, for the Strom Hammer IPA in the English-Style India Pale Ale category, a Gold Medal in 2012 for our Tipsy Toehead Blonde Ale in the Light Ale category and a Bronze Medal in 2011 for our Knot Tree Porter in the Robust Porter category.
The North American Beer Awards, held in conjunction with the Mountain Brewers Beer Fest, is in its seventeen year, receives over 1,000 beers entered in the competition annually and is sanctioned by the North American Brewers Association. The competition provides an opportunity for commercially produced beers to be judged against the best beers in the country. Judges at the annual NABA sanctioned beer awards include brew masters from major national breweries, as well as beer journalists and certified judges. The judging is conducted as a single blind sampling followed by rank ordering of the entries within a category.
MickDuff’s brewing Co. is going currently going through growth and expansion in Sandpoint. They have moved the brewery out of their First Avenue pub and into a 4,000 sq foot space that will allow them to double production in the first year of this new space. They plan to start distributing to restaurants, tap houses and bars in the region in the near future.
For more information, give MickDuff’s a call at 255-4351, email them at firstname.lastname@example.org, www.mickduffs.com, connect with them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mickduffs or visit them at the pub at 312 N First Ave.
Background info: MickDuff’s Brewing Company is a family owner brewpub by two brothers and WSU grads, Mickey and Duffy Mahoney, located in Sandpoint, Idaho on the historic First Avenue. Their 7-barrel brewpub was established on St Patricks’ Day in 2006. Four of their ales have received awards at the North American Beer Awards: Tipsy Toehead Blonde Ale (2012- Gold), Strom Hammer IPA (2010- Gold, 2012 & 2013- Silver), Irish Redhead (2013- Gold) and Knot Tree Porter (2011- Bronze). Their hamburgers are raved about in Sandpoint and consistently rated one of the best places to get a burger by local newspaper Bonner County Daily Bee. They are a family friendly pub that offers gluten free and vegetarian food menu options.
Company: MickDuff's Brewing Co.
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