You heard that right. Narragansett lager took home the gold medal this past weekend at the 14th Annual Great International Beer Competition in Providence, RI for the lager category. Beating Sam Adams Boston Lager and a ton more. You better believe it. Click here to see the full list. What better way to celebrate than pour a few off the keg during the festival. Thanks to everyone who was there and of course you for drinking the famous and award winning New England lager. This is some of the best news to come during our 120th year. The festival itself was very exciting. Thousands of people crowded around our booth to get a taste of the gold. We also had samples of our light available on draft. It was no wonder we were kicking kegs every hour all day. The line never once died down. If you weren't there, then don't sweat it. You can always go out and toast with your own Gansett at home or in your favorite bar. Here's to you for supporting the very best lager beer.
Here's the official release from Gregg Glaser at Yankee Brew News:
The 14th Annual Great International Beer & Cider Competition was held on Friday, November 12, 2010, in Providence, Rhode Island, one day before the 18th 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.
Two hundred eighty-seven beers and ciders from breweries and cideries across the U.S. and from around the world entered the competition. Forty-five professional brewers and beer industry journalists acted as judges in a blind tasting format. First, second and third place awards were presented in 19 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 230 beers and ciders.
The 15th Annual Great International Beer & Cider Competition and the 19th Annual Great International Beer Festival will take place in November 2011 in Providence. The 5th Annual Great International Spring Beer Festival will take place on April 9, 2011 in Providence ’ www.beerfestamerica.com.