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Sam Adams, BridgePort shine

Several small U.S. breweries claim medals in Brewing Industry International Awards

Feb 18, 2002 - Boston Beer Co. and Bridgeport Brewing Co. of Portland, Ore., were big winners when the finalists were announced for the bi-annual Brewing Industry International Awards to be presented April 16 in London, England.

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Scottish Courage Brewing was the only brewery other than Boston Beer to capture four awards. They went for a variety of brands, including Miller beer brewed at its Manchster, England, brewery. Boston Beer's medals will all go to Sam Adams beers.

The awards are sometimes called "the oscars of the brewing industry." First run in 1886, they honor excellence in "the commercial worth of the beer quality" and are only judged by currently practicing professional brewers. Beers are judged in eight categories, each with three sub-classes, for a total of 24 classes and just 72 medals.

The 2002 judging was last week in Burton upon Trent. The actual medal rankings and Champion Beers will not be revealed until the April 16 ceremony in London, which is the centerpiece of the National Annual Luncheon of the Brewing, Food and Beverage Industry Suppliers Association.

In the past, all places were settled in Burton upon Trent but not announced for two months. For the first time this year, the final championship deciders in 5 of the 8 categories will judged the morning of the ceremony in London.

Sam Adams knows it has won medals, though not which ones, for its Boston Lager, Winter Lager, Scotch Ale and Weiss Beer. Bridgeport, which claimed a gold medal for its IPA in 2002, gathered honors for Ebenezer Ale, Blue Heron Ale and Old Knucklehead. For the second consecutive competition, Alaskan Brewing Co. won two awards, as did Pete's Brewing Co., New Glarus Brewing of New Glarus, Wis., and Deschutes Brewery of Bend, Ore.

PACKAGED BEERS

International Lager Competition Class 1 (abv 2.2% - 4.4%)
Kronleins Bryggeri AB, Original Crocodile 2.8
Scottish Courage Brewing, Fosters Lager
Scottish Courage Brewing, Miller Pilsner

International Lager Competition Class 2 (abv 4.5% - 5.5%)
Beamish & Crawford, Miller Genuine Draft
Boston Beer Company, Samuel Adams Boston Lager
Taiwan Tobacco and Wine Board, Taiwan Beer

International Lager Competition Class 3 (abv 5.6% - 6.9%)
Boston Beer Company, Samuel Adams Winter Lager
Kompania Piwowarska SA, Tyskie Gronie
Pivovar Nachod, Primator 16 Exkluzia Lager

International Lager Competition Class 4 - All Malt (abv 2.5% - 6.9%)
Carlsberg Brewery Malaysia Berhad, Carl's
Pete's Brewing Company, Pete's Wicked Helles Lager
Spoetzl Brewery Inc, Shiner Summer Stock

International Ale Competition Class 1 (abv 2.4% - 4.3%)
DB Breweries Ltd, Monteith's Celtic Red
Orkney Brewery Ltd, Northern Light
Robert Cain Brewery, Cains Best Bitter

International Ale Competition Class 2 (abv 4.4% - 5.1%)
Alaskan Brewing, Alaskan ESB
BridgePort Brewing Co., Blue Heron Ale
Young & Cos Brewery, Youngs Special

International Ale Competition Class 3 (abv 5.2% - 6.9%)
Boston Beer Co., Samuel Adams Scotch Ale
BridgePort Brewing Co., Ebenezer Ale
Deschutes Brewery, Mirror Pond Pale Ale

DRAUGHT and PACKAGED BEERS

International Speciality Beers Competition Class 1- Wheat (abv up to 11.5%)
Boston Beer Co., Samuel Adams Weiss Bier
Chapeltown Ltd., Messrs Maguire Weiss
G Schneider & Sohn, Schneider Weisse Original

International Speciality Beers Competition Class 2 - Fruit (abv up to 11.5%)
New Glarus Brewing Co., Raspberry Tart
New Glarus Brewing Co., Wisconsin Belgian Red
Pete's Brewing Co., Pete's Strawberry Blonde

International Speciality Beers Competition - Other Special Ingredients (abv up to 11.5%)
Alaskan Brewing, Alaskan Smoked Porter
Kiuchi Syuzou Goushi Kaisha, Hitachino Nest Beer White Ale
Young & Co's Brewery, Double Chocolate Stout

International Strong Beer Competition Class 1 - Lager (abv of 7% or above)
Camerons, Scorpion Super Lager
Kronleins Bryggeri AB, Stockholm Fine Festival 7.2
Kronleins Bryggeri AB, Three Hearts Extra Strong

International Strong Beer Competition Class 2 - Ale (abv of 7% or above)
BridgePort Brewing Co., Bridgeport, OR - Old Knucklehead
Scottish Courage Brewing, McEwans Scotch Ale
Wolverhampton & Dudley Breweries, Banks's Barley Gold

International Strong Beer Competition Class 3 - Strong (abv of 7% or above)
Frederic Robinson Ltd Brewery, Old Tom
Harvey & Son (Lewes), Harveys Imperial Extra Double Stout
Oy Sinebrychoff Ab, Koff Porter

International Dark Milds, Stouts and Porters Competition Class 1 Cask & Keg (abv range of 2.5% - 4.1%)
Heineken UK, Murphys Irish Stout
Joseph Holt, Joseph Holt Mild
Orkney Brewery, Dragonhead Stout

International Dark Milds, Stouts and Porters Competition Class 2 Cask & Keg (abv range of 2.5% - 4.1%)
Harvey & Son (Lewes), Harveys Porter
Townsville Brewing Co., Flanagans Dry Irish Stout
York Brewery Co., Centurions Ghost Ale

International Dark Milds, Stouts and Porters Competition Class 3 Smallpack (abv range of 2.5% - 4.1%)
Deschutes Brewery, Black Butte Porter
Rogue Ales, Shakespeare Stout
Wychwood Brewery, Black Wych Stout

DRAUGHT BEERS

International Lager Competition Class 1 (abv range of 2.2% - 4.5%)
Coors Brewers, Carling Lager
Oy Sinebrychoff Ab, Koff III
Shepherd Neame, Oranjeboom Pilsner

International Lager Competition Class 2 (abv range of 4.6% - 6.9%)
Scottish Courage Brewing, Kronenbourg 1664
Shepherd Neame, Kingfisher Lager
Shepherd Neame, Hurlimann

International Keg Ales Competition Class 1 (abv range of 2.5% - 3.8%)
Coors Brewers Ltd, Worthington Classic
Interbrew UK, Flowers IPA
Interbrew UK, Tennent's Velvet Ale

International Keg Ales Competition Class 2 (abv range of 3.9% - 6.9%)
Guernsey Brewery Co., Guernsey Special Bitter
Jersey Brewery, Special Bitter
Lion Breweries, Settlers Original Ale

International Cask Conditioned Beer Competition Class 1 (abv range of 2.5% - 3.8%)
Caledonian Brewing Co., Deuchars IPA
Hook Norton Brewery Co., Hook Norton Best Bitter
Oak Brewing, Navvy

International Cask Conditioned Beer Competition Class 2 (abv range of 3.9% - 4.5%)
Orkney Brewery, Red MacGregor
S A Brain & Co., Brains SA
Young & Co's Brewery, Youngs Triple A

International Cask Conditioned Beer Competition Class 3 (abv range of 4.6% - 6.9%)
Harvey & Son (Lewes), Tom Paine
Oak Brewing, Wobbly Bob
T D Ridley & Sons, Ridleys Old Bob


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