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Miami’s Wynwood Brewing Co. Takes Gold for Robust Porter at GABF

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Pop’s Porter Wins Gold in the Robust Porter Category at the most prestigious festival and competition for American-made beer

Wynwood Brewing Company has won top honors (Gold Medal) in the Robust Porter category for its Pop’s Porter beer at the Great American Beer Festival 2014 in Denver, Colorado. The WBCo., which just celebrated one year since starting production, is the first production craft brewery in the City of Miami. The Great American Beer Festival is the most prestigious competition and largest festival for American produced beers in the United States. The award ceremony was held Saturday, October 4th in Denver, CO.

The WBCo’s Pop’s Porter recognition was the only Gold Medal given to a beer in the state of Florida during this year’s competition. The other winners for the state were Tampa Bay Brewing Co. with a Bronze Medal for its Reef Donkey APA – an American-Style Pale Ale; and a Bronze Medal for Motorworks Brewing for its Vienna-Style Lager.

The Robust Porter category had 83 different beers from around the United States up for competition.

Named after Luis “Pops” Brignoni – co-owner with his son Luis Brignoni of WBCo., Pop’s Porter is made with “a blend of roasted malts that gives the beer a nice, roasty aroma with hints of chocolate and coffee. The malts contribute to the deep dark color of the beer.” The beer has an ABV of 6.2%, a Hoppiness of 41.0, and Color (SRM) of 36.9. The beer is only on tap at the moment. Plans for bottle production and distribution are in the future for the brewery.

The Wynwood Brewing Company is located at 565 NW 24th Street, Miami, FL. Pop’s Porter can be found at the brewery’s Tap Room and at numerous establishments around South and Central Florida.

About Wynwood Brewing Company

Wynwood Brewing Company, which opened in August 2013, is the City of Miami’s first production micro brewery. It is located in the heart of the Wynwood Art District, featuring the brewery and an art-filled Tap Room. The craft brewery is family owned by the Brignoni family and operates with the simple objective of “bringing fresh, delicious and creative beers to South Florida’s beer lovers.”  The brewery had an expansion in April 2014 which enabled them to triple its production. The WBCo beers are distributed throughout Florida by Brown Distributing.

About the Great American Beer Festival

The Great American Beer Festival is the premier U.S. beer festival and competition. Each year, GABF represents the largest collection of U.S. beer ever served, in the format of a public tasting event plus a private competition. GABF brings together the brewers and beers that make the U.S. the world’s greatest brewing nation. This event showcases the diverse beers that make craft brewing one of the fastest-growing segments of the beer, wine and spirits industry. GABF was founded in 1982, and has been growing and evolving along with the American craft brewing industry ever since.