Small Colorado Brewery Wins Gold Medal at 2013 US Open Beer Championship

City Star Brewing is one of four Colorado breweries to medal at the 2013 U.S. Open Beer Championship. 1 year old City Star is honored to compete alongside the oldest brewery in the US, Yuengling, and the oldest brewery in the world, Weihenstephaner.
Bandit Brown
Bandit Brown
BERTHOUD, Colo. - July 4, 2013 - PRLog -- City Star Brewing received the honor of winning a gold medal in the 2013 U.S. Open Beer Championship for "Bandit Brown" in the English brown ale category. City Star is one of only four Colorado breweries to medal at the competition. The other three include Oskar Blues, Wynkoop and Elevation. City Star's Bandit Brown also received a gold medal earlier this year in the Denver International Beer Competition.

Owner of City Star Whitney Taylor says, "We are very excited to receive this recognition of Bandit Brown, especially in an international competition of this caliber and in the company of many world renowned breweries. Bandit Brown is a staple in our Berthoud tasting room, and taproom goers love to sample the variations of Bandit Brown we offer seasonally: Raspberry Bandit, Vanilla Bandit and Whiskey Barrel Bandit."

Judges from England, Canada and the United States evaluated over 2,500 beers entered in 68 categories in the 2013 U.S. Open Beer Championship. Results from the Atlanta, Georgia based competition were released July 4th, 2013. Breweries from around the world submitted their brews alongside national gold medal winning home brewers.

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 1 year old brewery, 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 is now gearing up for the 2013 Great American Beer Festival Competition in October. Head brewer and owner John Way is narrowing down the list of beers to enter in this competition. After winning two gold medals in 2013 it is an easy decision to include Bandit Brown.

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, Raspberry Bandit raspberry brown ale, and Ol' One Eye Honey Wheat. 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 Sunday every month 6-9pm, potluck last Tuesday every month 6pm, and Berthoud Barn Burners homebrew meeting first Tuesday every month 6:30pm. More information including current beers, music and all events can be viewed at City Star's website:
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