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Small Colorado Brewery Wins GOLD & BRONZE Medals at the Great American Beer Festival
City Star Brewing, located in the small town of Berthoud, Colorado, claimed gold and bronze medals at the prestigious 2013 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition.
City Star Brewing of Berthoud, Colorado was awarded a gold medal in the English Brown Ale beer-style category for its Bandit Brown, smooth brown ale with a subtle roasted aroma and flavor, also awarded 2013 gold medals at the US Open Beer Championship, Colorado State Fair and Denver International Beer Championship. Additionally, City Star Brewing was awarded a bronze medal in the Old Ale or Strong Ale beer-style category for its Mule Kick, strong ale brewed with Wildflower honey.
John Way, City Star owner and brew master had this to say about the wins: "We are so excited to bring home both gold and bronze medals. We know we brew delicious beer, but to receive this recognition among such fierce competition is an unbelievable feeling. There are a lot of great veteran and new breweries across the nation, and we are stoked to be among them. This is a very exciting time for City Star Brewing!"
The 2013 GABF competition winners were selected by an international panel of 201 expert judges from the record number of 4,809 entries received from 745 U.S. breweries.
“The Great American Beer Festival brings together the most stellar brewers from around the country,” said Chris Swersey, competition director. “Taking home a medal at this premier beer competition is truly a symbol of brewing excellence.”
For more GABF competition information, including the 2013 winners list and photos, visit GreatAmericanBeerFestival.com (http://www.greatamericanbeerfestival.com/
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 and Whitney Way, owners of the 1.5 year old brewery, believe beer is best consumed fresh, directly from its source, and they've adopted a taproom-centric model encouraging this.
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. Six "mainstay" brews are always on tap: Cowboy's Golden, 6 Shooter pale ale, Red Necktar American red ale, Revolver IPA, Bandit Brown and Night Watchman stout. In addition four taps are always dedicated to specialty beers. Current specialties include Altoberfest, Country Pumpkin, Rail RYEder BPA, Dead or Alive DIPA and Chai Watchman. Taproom specials and events include Happy Hour Mon-Fri 4-6pm $1 off beers, 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 6:30pm, 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: http://citystarbrewing.com.