Bridgeport Brewing Company WinsTwo Medals at 2008 World Beer Cup
PORTLAND, Ore. – April 22, 2008 – BridgePort Brewing Company, Oregon's oldest craft brewery, recently claimed a gold and silver medal in the Brewers Association (BA) World Beer Cup 2008, a global beer competition that evaluates beers from around the world and recognizes the most outstanding beers being produced in the world today.
Gold, silver and bronze medals in the competition's 91 beer-style categories were awarded April 19, 2008 during the World Beer Cup Gala Awards Ceremony in San Diego, Calif.
BridgePort Brewery was awarded the gold medal in the English-Style Brown Ale beer style category for its Beertown Brown, a perfectly balanced smooth roasted chocolate and caramel malt flavored ale mixed with the essence of hops and crisp spice. BridgePort was also awarded the silver medal in the Ordinary Bitter beer style category for its Blue Heron Pale Ale, a round soft flavor with a crisp finish created from the blend of Willamette Valley hops and barley grown from the Washington Palouse and the high desert of eastern Oregon.
"The entire brewing team is delighted to get the recognition from the World Beer Cup for our Beertown Brown and Blue Heron,” says Karl Ockert, BridgePort's brew master. "With more than 2,900 entries, it is quite an honor and a privilege to have two of our brews recognized.”
World Beer Cup 2008 winners were selected by an international panel of 129 beer judges from 22 countries. An impressive field of 2,930 entries from 646 breweries in 58 countries made up the competition. More than 3,800 breweries in 100 countries were invited to compete.
Visit www.worldbeercup.org for World Beer Cup 2008 information.
About BridgePort Brewing Company
As Oregon's oldest craft brewery, BridgePort is celebrating its 24th anniversary this year. The brewery has reached this milestone by evolving from a microbrewery to a regional leader in the craft brewing market, while remaining faithful to its commitment to producing high-quality, innovative craft ales. The BridgePort family of ales includes IPA, ESB, Black Strap Stout, Ropewalk Amber Ale, Blue Heron Pale Ale, Old Knucklehead and seasonal beers, Beertown Brown, Haymaker Extra Pale Ale and Ebenezer Ale. BridgePort Brewery is located at 1313 N.W. Marshall St. For more information, call 503-241-7179 or visit www.bridgeportbrew.com.
About the World Beer Cup
The World Beer Cup has been held every other year since 1996 and is presented by the Brewers Association (BA). Based in Boulder, Colo, U.S.A., the BA is the non-for-profit trade and education association for American craft brewers and the community of beer enthusiasts. Visit the website www.beertown.org to learn more. The association's activities include events and publishing. World Beer Cup; Great Beer Festival; Craft Brewers Conference and Brew Expo America; National Homebrewers Conference; National Homebrew Competition; American Craft Beer Week (May); The New Brewer magazine; and books on beer and brewing. The BA has an additional membership division of 15,000+ homebrewers, American Homebrewers Association
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