Karl Strauss’ Red Trolley Ale won a Gold medal in the Irish-Style Red Ale category, beating out entries from across the globe. “Red Trolley is on fire right now!” says Segura. “We’ve been brewing this beer for 23 years, it’s our best-seller, and it keeps dominating in competitions.”
Two Tortugas, the company’s 2011 limited-release Holiday Ale, took home a Silver medal in the Belgian-Style Dark Strong Ale category. The company sold through the original release of Two Tortugas in record time, partly due to the fact that the beer also won a Bronze medal at the 2011 Great American Beer Festival. “Our fans raved about this beer and now that we’ve medaled at World Beer Cup and Great American Beer Festival, we may have to bring it back,” says Segura. He goes on to say, “While it is hard to find Two Tortugas now, we are already working on the third installment of our ‘12 Days of Christmas’ holiday series, so look for that this Fall.”
211 judges from 27 countries conducted blind-tastings over three days to determine the world-class examples of 95 different style categories. Overall, San Diego brewers took home medals in 16 of the 95 categories, including 5 Gold’s, 3 Silver’s, and 8 Bronze’s. “These medals validate all of the hard work we put into brewing great beers and they help elevate San Diego as one of the great beer destinations,”
About Karl Strauss Brewing Company
Since 1989, Karl Strauss Brewing Company has pioneered the local beer scene in San Diego. 23 years later, the company continues to brew an innovative line-up of award-winning beers ranging from longtime favorites like Red Trolley Ale to new releases like Wreck Alley Imperial Stout. In 2011, the company brewed 40,000 barrels and ranked #44 on the list of the country’s top craft breweries. To keep up with double-digit sales growth, the company is adding capacity to its brewery, expanding distribution throughout California, opening a new brewery restaurant, and breaking ground on an extensive brewery renovation. For more information visit www.karlstrauss.com or call the brewery at (858) 273-2739. Follow us on twitter and become a fan on facebook. Share it. Cheers.