HT-N: WNC beer makers fare well at World Beer Cup

DENVER – Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. capped an historic week Friday night when it medaled at the World Beer Cup gala and awards ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Centennial Ballroom in downtown Denver, according to a report in the Hendersonville Times-News.

On Tuesday, Sierra Nevada highlighted the first day of the Craft Brewers Conference by announcing details of a two-week, seven-city beer festival tour this summer that will culminate in the grand opening of its new facility in Mills River.

Three days later, at the conclusion of CBC, Sierra Nevada claimed a silver medal in the Rye Beer category for its Ruthless Rye IPA.

It was a banner day for Western North Carolina and the rest of the Tar Heel State on Friday as well. In addition to Sierra Nevada, two Asheville breweries – Asheville Brewing Co. and Wicked Weed – took home medals. ABC earned a gold for its Ninja Porter in the Brown Porter category while Wicked Weed, which earned a gold medal at last year’s GABF, took the bronze at WBC in the Imperial Red category for its Tyrant Double Red.


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