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The craft brewer’s Brown Ale wins its third GABF medal
BOULDER, Colo. (October 18, 2016) At the Denver-based 2016 Great American Beer Festival (GABF), Upslope Brewing and its decorated Brown Ale earned a silver medal in the American-Style Brown Ale category. This marks the Brown Ale’s third GABF award in the last five years and makes the beer the most awarded beer in Upslope’s portfolio. In addition to the GABF win this year, Upslope’s Brown Ale won a silver medal at the 2016 World Beer Cup.
Founded in 1982, the Great American Beer Festival is recognized as the largest beer gathering in the country, featuring hundreds of breweries and playing host to beer connoisseurs from across the globe. Each year, the festival awards specific beers and breweries in each of its 96 competing categories. In 2012, Upslope’s Brown Ale was awarded a silver medal, and in 2014 secured the bronze medal—both in the American-Style Brown Ale category.
“The truly ‘great’ GABF lures the best brewers in the United States and every year we love to take part,” says Upslope founder Matt Cutter. “With the event right down the road from us, we are able to host an array of events and ultimately share Upslope’s beer, brand and our mountainous backdrop with every visiting festival goer. We are incredibly proud to receive yet another award for one of our favorite beers.”
The medium-bodied Upslope Brown Ale is brewed in the English tradition, with an infusion of American creativity. The rich, malty backbone balances an assertive hop character, and ends with a dry finish, and the Brown Ale boasts a dark brown body that supports a creamy tan head.
About Upslope Brewing Company
Boulder-based Upslope Brewing Company is the creator of premium ales and lagers that are artfully crafted using natural ingredients. Packaged in aluminum cans for exceptional portability and because it’s best for the environment, Upslope complements the outdoor lifestyle and caters to the on-the-go beer enthusiast. The five flagship beers include: Pale Ale, India Pale Ale, Brown Ale, Craft Lager and Imperial India Pale Ale. Additional installments are offered in a Limited Release Series, the Lee Hill Series and the Tap Room Series. In an ongoing effort to protect watersheds nationwide, and the key ingredient in Upslope ales and lagers, one percent of Upslope Craft Lager can sales benefits local Trout Unlimited chapters in the state in which the beer is purchased. Learn more about Upslope at www.upslopebrewing.com.