Patio Pounder Wins Prestigious Brewing Honor in Session India Pale Ale Category
Boulder, Colorado • October 7, 2017 — Twisted Pine Brewing Co. received a silver medal at the 2017 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition. Presented by the Brewers Association, GABF is the largest commercial beer competition in the world and recognizes the most outstanding beers produced in the United States. The top three winners in the competition’s 98 beer-style categories were announced October 7 at the Great American Beer Festival awards ceremony held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado.
“We're really excited about taking home some hardware. It's great vindication for our hard work," said Gabe Toth, Head Brewer at Twisted Pine Brewing. "This was a very competitive category and we're thrilled to see a beer that we really love get the recognition it deserves."
Twisted Pine Brewing Co. was recognized in the Session India Pale Ale beer-style category for Patio Pounder, a session pale ale that pours a beautiful deep gold with sweet, white grape and tropical fruit aromas. Patio’s refreshingly light body and approachable hop profile makes it the perfect companion for lounging the day away.
"It's really great timing," said Hannah Olbrich, Marketing Director at Twisted Pine Brewing. "We already planned on releasing [22 ounce] bombers of Patio Pounder on October 13th. Now people can take home an award-winning beer and enjoy it whenever they want." Bombers of Patio Pounder will be available to purchase at Twisted Pine Brewing's alehouse on Friday, October 13th.
The 2017 GABF competition winners were selected by an international panel of 276 expert judges from 7,923 entries, plus 118 Pro-Am entries, received from 2,217 U.S. breweries.
“Each year the Great American Beer Festival showcases the best that American brewers have to offer,” said Chris Swersey, competition manager, Great American Beer Festival. “With a record 8,000 + entries, this year’s competition was the most competitive to date. Congratulations to all the winners who truly demonstrated why the U.S. is the world’s best and most diverse brewing nation.”
For more GABF competition information, including the 2017 winners list and photos, visit GreatAmericanBeerFestival.com.