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Oude Tart – GABF Gold Medal Winner

Orange County, CA – The Bruery recently claimed a gold medal medal at the 2010 Great American Beer Festival competition, the largest national beer competition recognizing the most outstanding beers produced in the United States. The top three winners in the competition’s 79 beer-style categories were announced September 18th at the 29th Annual Great American Beer Festival awards ceremony held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado. This comes after a similar victory for Oude Tart at the World Beer Cup held in Chicago earlier this year.

“Our brewery is only two years old and Oude Tart ages in oak barrels for 18 months to achieve its complexity. We’ve only been able to release it once so far and it has now picked up it’s second major gold medal of the year. Needless to say, we’re all really excited” said Benjamin Weiss, manager of sales and marketing for The Bruery.

The Bruery was recognized in the Belgian Style Lambic or Sour Ale beer-style category for its Oude Tart, a Flanders style red ale, aged in oak barrels for over a year where wild yeast and bacteria slowly add a sour complexity to the ale. The Bruery, named after found Patrick Rue, is a small craft brewery located in Placentia, CA that specializes in Belgian and experimental style ales.

The 2010 Great American Beer Festival competition winners were selected by an international panel of 151 brewing experts from an impressive field of 3,523 entries received from 516 U.S. breweries. “The Great American Beer Festival is the premier beer competition for the American beer industry,” says Nancy Johnson, festival director. “Winning a medal, no matter if gold, silver or bronze, is truly an accomplishment.”

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