Kona Brewing Co., Omission Beer, and Widmer Brothers Brewing
Celebrate Victories in Top National Blind-Taste Competition
PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 9, 2017--
Brew Alliance, Inc. (“CBA”) (Nasdaq: BREW), a leading craft brewing
company, announced today that Kona Brewing Co., Omission Beer, and
Widmer Brothers Brewing earned five awards, including two gold medals,
at the North American Beer Awards (“NABA”) held in Idaho Falls, Idaho,
on June 2, 2017.
“With the number of U.S. breweries now well over 5,000, the competition
at events like the North American Beer Awards continues to increase,”
says Scott Mennen, Chief Operating Officer, CBA. “It’s a testament to
our incredible brewing talent here at CBA that our beers continue to
stand apart in such a vibrant and fast-growing space. Notably, Widmer
Brothers’ flagship Hefe brought home yet another gold medal, making it
one of the most award-winning craft beers since its debut in 1986. Two
of our brands, Kona Longboard Lager and Omission Lager, both medaled in
the Dortmunder Export category, with Omission, which is brewed to remove
gluten, earning the gold despite competing with traditional,
2017 North American Beer Awards for Craft Brew
Widmer Brothers Brewing
GOLD – Widmer Brothers Hefe – American-Style Hefeweizen
Widmer Brothers Drop Top Amber Ale – Best Ordinary Bitter
Widmer Brothers Drifter Pale Ale – English-Style Pale Ale
GOLD – Omission Lager – Dortmunder Export
Kona Brewing Co.
SILVER – Longboard Lager – Dortmunder Export
Sanctioned by the North American Brewers Association and held in
conjunction with the Mountain Brewers Beer Fest, NABA is an annual blind
tasting and one of the most respected beer events in the country. This
year, the panel of judges blind tasted, judged, and ranked over 1,700
entries in 96 style categories. A
full list of 2017 NABA winners can be found here.
About Craft Brew Alliance
Craft Brew Alliance (CBA) is an independent craft brewing company that
brews, brands, and brings to market world-class American craft beers.
Our distinctive portfolio combines the power of Kona Brewing Company, a
dynamic, fast-growing national craft beer brand, with an expanding
stable of strong regional breweries and innovative lifestyle brands,
including Appalachian Mountain Brewery, Cisco Brewers, Omission Brewing
Co., Redhook Brewery, Square Mile Cider Co. and Widmer Brothers Brewing.
CBA nurtures the growth and development of its brands in today’s
increasingly competitive beer market through our state-of-the-art
brewing and distribution capability, integrated sales and marketing
infrastructure, and strong focus on partnerships, local community and
Formed in 2008, CBA is headquartered in Portland, Oregon and operates
breweries and brewpubs across the U.S. CBA beers are available in all 50
U.S. states and 30 different countries around the world. For more
information about CBA and our brands, please visit www.craftbrew.com.
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Craft Brew Alliance, Inc.
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