Listermann Brewing Company wins Ohio brewery of the year at 2nd Annual New York International Beer Competition

Some great local news. Just announced is that Listermann Brewing Company  took home the Brewery of the Year for the State of Ohio at the 2nd Annual New York International Beer Competition. I know absolutely nothing about this competition, as I’ve just heard of it today, but a win is a win.

Additionally, they medaled in the following categories:

  • German-style Doppelbock (Bronze) for Gravitator
  • Smoke Beer (Bronze) for Friar Bacon Smoked Bock
  • Wood and Barrel Aged Beer (Bronze) for White Death

In other related notes, Alltech took home Kentucky Brewery of the Year. It also looks like Sam Adams took home a number of medals. More about the competition:

In Its 2nd Year, the NYIBC Competition Sets Unparalleled Standards and Uncovers the World’s Best-Brews, Ciders and Sakes

New York, NY (February 2013) The 2nd Annual New York International Beer Competition (“NYIBC”) was held at 3 West Club in the heart of Manhattan on February 10th 2013. Close to three hundred beer, cider and sake producers from over 16 countries submitted their brands to be blind tasted and judged by category and actual price. The trade only judges are buyers, retail storeowners, restaurant/bar proprietors, distributors and importers – those that have the unique ability to make a direct impact on sales.

While other renowned competitions prize up to 85% of entrants with awards and gold medals, the discerning panel and ethos of the NYIBC is to honor the brands that are most deserving among their peers. This year, NYIBC prized only 24% of its entrants medals and only one Double Gold Medal and One Gold medal was awarded.

Full competition results: http://www.nyibeercompetition.com/2013/02/2nd-annual-new-york-international-beer-competition-results/

Sneak preview: 2013 Cincinnati Beer Week’s Collaboration Brew


 

[Update: 12:47PM]

I just received some more information on the Cincinnati Beer Week 2012 collaboration brew from Jason Roeper of Rivertown.

The beer is called Embree’s Northern Dark after the famous early English porter (Cincinatian) producer. It’s ABV will be 10.6%, SRM at 38, IBU at 32. We will be producing 60bbls this year, same as last year; 6pack ringers (no carriers because of cost) and draft, just more of it. As you noticed by the label we have a longer brewery list involves this year. The beer will be released on January 19 as part of a local brewery pub crawl in which each brewery will brew their own version of the same recipe. We will have buses transporting guests to each brewery as part of the Cincinnati beer week kick off celebration

As always, thanks for the information, Jason!

(Hat tip to Beer Pulse! for the label)

2 “Cincinnati” Octoberfest beer reviews + What is an Oktoberfest (aka Marzen) beer?

August is gone, September has begun and somehow it’s time for Oktoberfest already. Tonight I’m going to review two Marzen beers, Cincinnati’s own Christian Moerlein Fifth & Vine (brewed in PA) and Sam Adam’s Oktoberfest (brewed in Cincinnati). First off Marzen and Oktoberfest styles are the same thing, I plan to stick to using Marzen in general just to differentiate the style from the Oktoberfest events held around the world.

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