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Results from Last Saturday’s SugarBrew Festival

Photo by Ken Ketchie

Aug. 8, 2012. Lakewood, New York’s Southern Tier Brewing Company took top honors in the Best in Show Beer contest during this past Saturday’s first annual SugarBrew Festival.

For hours a panel of twelve celebrity personalities powered through seventy-two craft brews in five categories to determine this year’s winners. The contest was held in the mix of the festival were passers-by could observe the fun and grueling task of judging. Entries were judged on appearance, smell, taste, after taste, and drinkability. Categories included High Gravity, Ale & Pilsner, Lager, Porter & Stout, and Wheat.

Final Results:

Best in Show:

1st Place: Southern Tier, Lakewood, NY – Choklat (Porters & Stouts)
2nd place: Southern Tier, Lakewood, NY – Crème Brûlée, (Porters & Stouts)
3rd place: Thomas Creek Brewery, Greenville, SC – Up the Creek Extreme IPA (High Gravity)

Photo by Ken Ketchie

Ales & Pilsners: Olde Hickory Brewery, Hickory, NC – Table Rock Pale Ale

Porters & Stouts: Southern Tier, Lakewood, NY – Choklat

High Gravity: Thomas Creek Brewery, Greenville, SC – Up the Creek Extreme IPA

Lager: Samuel Adams, Boston, MA – Boston Lager

Wheat: Breckenridge Breweries, Denver, CO – Agave Wheat

Southern Tier’s, Choklat will be featured in Sugar Mountain Ski Resort’s Last Run Lounge throughout the winter season. Southern Tier’s, Choklat, & Crème Brûlée along with Thomas Creek Brewery’s Up the Creek Extreme IPA will be available nightly at the Painted Fish Café.

For a complete list of beer contest entries, contest details and judges’ biographies go towww.sugarbrew.com/bestbeer. Additional SugarBrew Festival information can be found at www.sugarbrew.com.

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