Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Humboldt Beer is Officially "Great"

Posted By on Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 2:02 PM

click to enlarge mad-river-brewing.jpeg

Above: Mad River wins!

File this away in the tell-us-something-we-don't-know drawer: Humboldt-produced beer is top shelf, kids. And now it's official (again).

click to enlarge steelhead.jpeg
click to enlarge gabf-gold-medal.gif
At last weekend's annual Great American Beer Festival -- the Academy Awards of brewin' -- Mad River Brewing Co. bested 67 other microbrew entries to take home ze Gold in the "Golden and Blonde Ale" category with its Humboldt-approved Steelhead Extra Pale Ale. BOOM! This is the second time Steelhead has earned the honor, having first done so back in 2008. Cheers, crew!

Ah! But MRB was not alone among local award winners. Fortuna's Eel River Brewing Co. took home the silver in the "Aged Beer" category for its 2004 Triple Exultation. Here's to aging gracefully. Well done.

So drink up, HumCo. You's gots good brews.

click to enlarge eel-river-brewery.jpeg

Above: Eel River, well "aged."

Previous NCJ Beer Obsssion:
Beer In The Headlights, Humboldt: Beer Champion

  • Pin It
  • StumbleUpon
  • Favorite
  • Email

Tags: ,

Speaking of Beer


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

About The Author

Andrew Goff

more from the author

© 2016 The North Coast Journal Weekly

Website powered by Foundation