Nebraska Brewing Company Announces Gold Medal at Great American Beer Festival
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(Papillion, NE) – Nebraska Brewing Company was awarded the Gold Medal for Reserve Series Mélange a Trois Belgian Golden Strong Ale in the Category of Wood and Barrel Aged Strong Beer at the 2015 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition held in Denver, Colorado.
Presented by the Brewers Association, GABF is the largest commercial beer competition in the world and a symbol of brewing excellence. In its 29th year, the 2015 competition surpassed all previous participation records, exceeding last year’s record-‐setting competition in 96 categories covering 145 beer styles, and 6,647 competition entries from 1,552 breweries.
The Wood and Barrel Aged Strong Beer category was the 3rd most competitive of the overall competition with a total of 179 entries.
Nebraska Brewing Company’s Reserve Series line is comprised of beers aged in Chardonnay, Whiskey, Brandy, and Rum barrels. In 2014, Nebraska Brewing Company brought online its new brewery and production facility which provides for the scale needed to service its expansive distribution footprint. The new facility also established a large expansion of the barrel aging program which is now entering the maturation and packaging phases allowing for additional product to be distributed to all markets. All beers in the Nebraska Brewing Company Reserve Series rate 96 to 99 points while the core IPA rates a solid 95. Additionally, Cardinal Pale Ale garnered Gold at the coveted European Beer Star Awards and is currently the #1 ranked Pale Ale in Europe based upon this year’s competition.
Paul Kavulak, President of Nebraska Brewing Company stated: “To say we are beyond thrilled with another GABF Gold Medal is a complete understatement. This is the 3rd Great American Beer Fest medal and the 2nd Gold for our Reserve Series Mélange a Trois and demonstrates a level of quality control and consistency that we completely pride ourselves upon.” Adding further, “We’re from a locale that was previously not known for beers of an elevated stature. We feel grateful that both consumers and judges appreciate the beers as we do. This level of appreciation propels us and embraces our creative spirit.”
Kim Kavulak, Vice President of Nebraska Brewing Company added: “GABF Gold is the standard every brewer strives for when brewing beers for competition. Winning 2 GABF Gold medals for Melange A Trois says that we are making a beer that is amazingly different than many barrel aged beers. Using the barrels for the character imparted by the wine opens these types of beers to a whole different consumer and judges agree that this beer is one of a kind. We are humbled by recognition of the beer and the work of our brewing team.”
The full list and a recap of the GABF Competition can be found here: https://www.brewersassociation.org/press-‐releases/2015-‐gabf-‐award-‐winners/
Nebraska Brewing Company was formed in November of 2007 and has established itself as a Midwest Innovator of quality Craft Beers and artisanal Barrel-‐Aged Products. Building on a reputation for quality, flavor, and creativity, Nebraska Brewing Company strives to be a stand-‐out in an ever growing field. Nebraska Brewing Company is proud to be locally owned and locally operated.
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Company: Nebraska Brewing Co.
Contact: Kim Kavulak