Small Colorado Brewery Wins 5 Medals at the Denver International Beer Competition

Open for business less than a year, City Star Brewing, located in the small town of Berthoud, Colorado is already winning awards for it's fine brews. The overwhelming popularity of this young brewery has raised many eyebrows - and mugs!
Whitney & John owners, City Star Brewing
Whitney & John owners, City Star Brewing
BERTHOUD, Colo. - April 18, 2013 - PRLog -- City Star Brewing received the honor of winning 5 medals at the 2013 Denver International Beer Competition. "Cowboy's Golden" received a silver in the blonde ale category, "Dead or Alive" received a silver in the imperial/double IPA category, "Bandit Brown" received a gold in the English brown ale category, "Red Necktar" received a silver in the American amber/red ale category, and "Mule Kick" received a gold in the strong/old ale category.

Owner and head brewer of City Star says, "You never know what to expect in entering a competition; I believe our beers are great, but you really receive true, honest feedback from unbiased judges sampling your beer. These wins solidify our belief that we're brewing world class beer."

Wine Country Network, Inc, publishers of Wine Country International Magazine and producers of the Denver International Beer Competition recently announced the 2013 list of winning beers. Winners were selected by a panel of 15 certified beer judges who tasted beers in the blind competition. The competition received 183 entries, representing a 40% increase over 2012 entries. This year judges awarded 91 medals in all.

For additional competition details and a full list of winners visit

City Star Brewing offers small batch American ales, hand crafted on a 3.5 barrel brew system in the heart of downtown Berthoud, Colorado. John Way and Whitney Taylor, owners of the 11 month old brewing company, believe beer is best consumed fresh, directly from its source, and they've adopted a taproom-centric model encouraging this.

An additional draw to the brewery is the 100 year old building it's housed in, rich with history: Sim Jefferes operated the bustling City Star Barn livery stable on the brewery site until the automobile age forced him from horse to gasoline-powered vehicles. In 1914 Jefferes began to sell Overland, Apperson and Winton automobiles. In 1915 Jefferes razed the landmark barn and built the Jefferes Garage building that the local newspaper described as “ahead of anything in northern Colorado in size and general appearance." City Star and the building owners, Dan and Rudi Taylor, were honored to receive the 2012 Governor's Award for best rehabilitation and re-use of a historic Colorado building.

City Star Brewing will celebrate their 1 year anniversary on May 4th 12pm-12am, featuring special beer tappings, brewery tours, dunk tank for charity, and late night music with the Carbone Family Bluegrass Band. In addition the brewery will be revealing a new merchandise area and rolling out a brand new "mug club" program.

City Star's taproom is open 7 days a week: Mon-Tues 2-9pm, Wed-Fri 2-10pm, Sat 12-10pm and Sun 12-9pm. Five "mainstay" brews are always on tap: Cowboy's Golden, 6 Shooter pale ale, Red Necktar American red ale, Bandit Brown and Night Watchman stout. In addition five taps are always dedicated to specialty beers. Current specialties include Revolver IPA, Dead or Alive double IPA, Whiskey Bandit whiskey oak aged brown ale, Vanilla Bandit vanilla brown ale and Cowboy's Double Golden. Taproom specials and events include Happy Hour Mon-Fri 4-6pm $1 off beers, Euchre Tuesdays 6:30pm, Trivia Wednesdays 7:30pm, Thirsty Thursdays (happy hour all day), live music Thurs-Sat 6-9pm, old time jam first and third Sunday every month 5-8pm, potluck last Tuesday every month 6pm, and Berthoud Barn Burners homebrew meeting first Tuesday every month 6pm. More information including current beers, music and all events can be viewed at City Star's website: (
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