Nov 2012

Gansett Wins Big At The 16th Annual Great International Beer & Cider Competition

It comes with great pride to announce new wins for Narragansett’s family of beers. The Great International Beer Festival was held in Providence this weekend and with it comes a highly entered beer competition. We enter it every year since 2006 and this is the 4th year we’ve won. This year we took home 3 medals. Our Light won bronze in the Lager Ale – Mixed Styles category. Our Porter won silver in the Robust Porter Category. And our Lager won gold in the Premium Lager category. We are truly honored to win these awards and thank everyone invloved in this year’s festival. Big congrats to all the other breweries as well. Here’s the official release and winners list.

The 16th Annual Great International Beer & Cider Competition was held on Friday, November 2, 2012, in Providence, Rhode Island, one day before the 19th Annual Great International Beer Festival. Festivals of America produced both events. New England beer newspaper Yankee Brew News was the media sponsor of the competition.

Four hundred seventy (470) beers and ciders from breweries and cideries across the U.S. and from around the world entered the competition. Eighty-three (83) professional brewers, beer industry professionals (retail and distribution) and beer journalists acted as judges in a blind tasting format. First, second and third place awards were presented in 44 categories of ales, lagers and ciders. The judges knew only the style and subcategory of each beer and cider.

Since the competition began in 1997, over 2,000 beers and ciders have been judged. The awards were presented during the afternoon session of the beer festival, announced by Yankee Brew News editor Gregg Glaser. On the floor of the festival, held at the Rhode Island Convention Center, over 5,500 beer lovers were able to sample over 250 beers and ciders.

The 17th Annual Great International Beer & Cider Competition and the 20th Annual Great International Beer Festival will take place in November 2013 in Providence. The 7th Annual Great International Spring Beer Festival will take place on April 20, 2013 in Providencewww.beerfestamerica.com.

1) Narragansett Lager, Narragansett Brewing, Providence, RI
2) Horny Blonde, Horny Goat Brewing, Milwaukee, WI
3) Alhambra Especial, Cervezas Alhambra, Granada, Spain

1) Pro-Am Porter, Wormtown Brewery, Worcester, MA
2) Narragansett Porter, Narragansett Brewing, Providence, RI
3) Pipeline Porter, Kona Brewing, Honolulu, HI

1) Jabby Brau Session Lager, Jack’s Abby Brewing, Framingham, MA
2) Samuel Adams Alpine Spring, Boston Beer Co., Boston, MA
3) Narragansett Light, Narragansett Brewing, Providence, RI

The Rhody Beer Crew featuring Trinity Brewhouse, Revival Brewing, Narragansett Beer and Union Station Brewery.

Gansett Girls pouring fresh craft brewed Cream Ale from the tap.