Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Company took home three medals at the 2010 United States Open Beer Championships. This championship is the only brewery competition to include professional breweries and award-winning home brewers. More than 700 beers in 50 different categories were submitted.
Kentucky Ale won the gold medal in the English Pale Ale category. Kentucky Light and Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale received a silver medal in the German Kolsch and Wood/Barrel Aged Beer categories, respectfully.
“We are very pleased that each of our beers won medals at the US Open Beer Championship,” stated Ken Lee, brewmaster for Alltech’s Lexington Brewing and Distilling Company. “It’s further proof that we are making world class beers right here in Kentucky.”
“This competition is significant because it accepts entries from breweries around the world and allows national winning homebrews to compete,” said Dow Scoggins, director of the U.S. Open Beer Championships. “More than 700 beers were submitted, and although all the top 10 winning breweries were based in the U.S. this year, at least 20 international breweries representing Canada, Belgium, Germany, England and Brazil also medaled.”
Competing beers were judged in more than 50 different beer style categories. Along with the medals awarded, a Grand National Champion is awarded based on a point system for beers (five minimum) entered in the competition.
The Lexington Brewing Company has received other awards in the past few years including a Silver for their Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale at the World Beer Cup and a Gold and two Silvers at the World Beer Championships in 2009.
Alltech is the proud sponsor of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2010™ to be held in Lexington, Kentucky from September 25 to October 10, 2010. Visit the official site of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games at www.alltechfeigames.com or call 1-888-934-2010 for complete information about the event or to purchase tickets. Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale is the Official Beer of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games and will be available throughout the Kentucky Horse Park during the event.