Council Brewing Magic Factory’s Lickable Staves Wins Best of Show at San Diego International Beer Festival

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DEL MAR, CA   (June 17, 2017)Council Brewing Magic Factory’s Lickable Staves has been announced as Best of Show in the 11th Annual San Diego International Beer Competition.  This brew will be the highlight at one the top 10 Beer Festivals in the country. SDIBF is part of the 2017 San Diego County Fair, presented by Albertsons|Vons. Council Brewing Magic Factory, based in San Diego, describes its winner as an American Sour Red Ale, aged in red wine barrels with Balaton Cherries. The ale has intense flavors of tart cherry pie, baking spices, red wine and soft oak tannins.

In addition, AleSmith Brewing of San Diego was named as the Champion Brewery, and Redstone Meadery of Boulder, Colorado took honors as Champion Meadery.

The Festival, from June 16-18, highlighted breweries from the Competition at the Del Mar Arena. This year’s winners were selected from 1,564 entries, which came from 20 countries and 23 states. Tickets to the Festival include admission to the Fair for the day.

Judging was held April 21-23, where gold, silver and bronze awards were bestowed upon 168 brews from around the world at the San Diego International Beer Competition, held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in Del Mar, California. Visit here for full results.

Last year, more than 10,000 beer lovers attended the Festival for five tasting sessions, and  sampled from hundreds of varieties of ale, cider, porter, stout, mead and more. Hundreds of different beers will be served at the Festival, and more than 50 vendors will feature beer-related items, like custom growlers, and so much more.

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