Beer and Breweries

Karl Strauss Brewing Company Wins 16 Medals in 1 Month!

Karl Strauss Brewing Company Wins 16 Medals in 1 Month!

San Diego, CA – July 3, 2013– Karl Strauss Brewing Company just wrapped up a busy awards season, taking home a combined 16 medals for its handcrafted beers from three major brewing competitions, including an impressive 16th win for Red Trolley Ale. The company’s recent competition success comes at the height of a record-breaking summer with beer sales up 26% over last year. “We’ve been brewing nonstop and the beer keeps flying off the shelves,” says Paul Segura, Brewmaster, Karl Strauss Brewing Company. “Winning these medals is great external validation, but the real proof is just how much beer our fans are drinking.”

Karl Strauss’ latest win includes six medals from the California State Fair Craft Beer Competition last week. The company placed gold for its 24th Anniversary Flanders ale and silver for its hop-forward Pintail Pale Ale, in addition to several bronze medals.  There were more than 700 entries from 83 breweries and Karl Strauss tied Firestone Walker and San Pedro Brewing for most medals won at this prestigious competition. “We were stoked to represent so well at the CA State Fair because we know how hard it is to win there,” says Segura. “We’re looking forward to sharing these award-winning beers on tap at our new tasting room when it opens later this month.”

The company is now gearing up for the Great American Beer Festival in October. For more information about Karl Strauss’ winning beers and new tasting room, visit Share it. Cheers.


2013 Medal Count

California State Fair Commercial Beer Competition

Gold – 24th Anniversary Flanders-Style Ale

Silver – Pintail Pale Ale

Bronze – Boardwalk Black Rye IPA

Bronze – Red Trolley Ale

Bronze – Mouette a Trois

Honorable Mention – Windansea Wheat Hefeweizen


Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition

Gold – Karl Strauss Amber

Gold – Karl Strauss 24th Anniversary

Gold – Off the Rails

Bronze – Red Trolley Ale

Bronze – Boardwalk Black Rye IPA

Honorable Mention – Wreck Alley Imperial Stout


San Diego International Beer Competition

Gold – 23rd Anniversary Old Ale

Silver – Off the Rails

Bronze – 25th Anniversary Preview Doppelbock

Bronze – Red Trolley Ale



About Karl Strauss Brewing Company

Karl Strauss Brewing Company has pioneered the San Diego beer scene since 1989 with innovative beer releases and award-winning favorites like Red Trolley Ale and Tower 10 IPA.  The company took home 23 medals in 2012 and is currently ranked #39 on the list of the country’s top craft breweries with sole distribution in California.  2013 is on pace to be another exciting year of double-digit sales growth, with the brewery opening to the public this summer and a new brewery restaurant slated for this fall.  For more information visit or call the brewery at (858) 273-2739.  Share it. Cheers.

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Company: Karl Strauss Brewing Company
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