25 May 2016
Branford, CT -
May 26, 2016 Stony Creek claimed a gold award in the 2016 World Beer Cup, a global beer competition that evaluates beers from around the world and recognizes the most outstanding brewers and their beers.
Gold, silver and bronze awards in the competition’s 96 beer-style categories were presented May 6, 2016 during the World Beer Cup award ceremony at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Stony Creek Brewery was awarded a gold award in the Vienna Lager beer style category for Dock Time Amber Lager, its flagship beer modeled after the historic Amber Lagers of Mexico. Dock Time is a remarkable smooth and malty lager with a clean dry finish. Stony Creek Brewery is a microbrewery located in Branford, Connecticut that specializes in beers that are a fusion of clean, bold and aggressive west coast flavors and east coast balance and drinkability. They call this “Aggressively Laid-Back Beer”.
In celebration, Stony Creek Brewery will host a public event at the Brewery Thursday May 26, from 3 to 7pm. Joining Stony Creek Brewery is Black Hog Brewing who also won gold for their Granola Brown Ale in the American-Style Brown Ale category. Uniquely this year, two Connecticut breweries won gold awards making them the state with the highest win percentage in this years’ competition.
“I couldn’t be more excited for our brewing team and for the Connecticut brewing community. To have two of Connecticut’s craft brewers strike gold in this prestigious competition shows that this state is to be reckoned with. We’re honored to help lead the charge,” said Andy Schwartz, Brewmaster at Stony Creek Brewery.
World Beer Cup winners were selected by an international panel of 253 beer judges from 31 countries. Regarded as the “Olympics of Beer Competition,” the World Beer Cup saw an impressive field of 6,596 entries from 1,907 breweries in 55 countries.
Presented by the Brewers Association, the World Beer Cup has been held every other year since 1996, to celebrate the art and science of brewing by recognizing outstanding achievement. For more additional information, visit the World Beer Cup website.