GREAT BASIN BREWING COMPANY NEWS RELEASE – Great Basin Brewing Company’s popular Bitchin’ Berry microbrew brought home a Silver Medal in the Fruit Wheat Beer Category, at the 2013 Great American Beer Festival® earlier this month in Denver.
“Bitchin’ Berry is a sweet testimonial to the fine art of craft brewing,” says Tom Young, GBBC co-owner and brewmaster. “We have developed our current Bitchin’ Berry over the last 20 years, infusing real fruit to obtain a well-balanced and fruity character for a truly remarkably and satisfying brew.”
The 2013 Great American Beer Festival® Silver Medal for Bitchin’ Berry is especially significant, given that there were a total of 4,809 beers submitted for judging, Young said . The Great American Beer Festival®, founded in 1982, is the premier U.S. beer festival and competition. Each year, GABF® represents the largest collection of U.S. beer ever served, in a public tasting event, plus a private competition.
Bitchin’ Berry – the delicious, distinctive “brew with hue,” made with real berries, never extracts – was first brewed in 1994, and remains a very popular seasonal beer for GBBC, which began bottling it this summer. Much to the delight of Great Basin Brewing Company’s discerning beer drinkers and die-hard Bitchin’ Berry lovers, four-packs of Bitchin’ Berry are now available at select retailers. Also available in stores is Great Basin Brewing Company’s Ichthyosaur IPA; Wild Horse Ale; and, forthcoming, their award-winning Outlaw Milk Stout, which is expected to be on store shelves in November.
This esteemed Silver Medal from the 2013 Great American Beer Festival® is the latest award in GBBC’s trophy case. As Nevada’s oldest and most award-winning brewery, Great Basin Brewing Company cherishes a total of 11 GABF® medals, along with seven medals from the World Beer Cup.
The 2013 GABF® Silver Medal win for Bitchin’ Berry comes on the threshold of Great Basin Brewing Company’s 20th anniversary, November 4-9, 2013, for which a full line-up of special festivities is planned.