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Pete's mines international gold

Alaskan Brewing, Deschutes also shine in Brewing Industry competition

Apr 16, 2002 - Pete's Brewing Co. grabbed two gold medals Tuesday when the bi-annual Brewing Industry International Awards were handed out in London. The American brewer won gold for Pete's Wicked Helles Lager and Pete's Strawberry Blonde.

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Alaskan Brewing Co. of Juneau and Deschutes Brewing Co. of Bend, Ore., also captured gold. Alaskan won for its ESB, which followed by capturing Champion Beer in the International Ale Competition. Deschutes won gold with its Mirror Pond Pale Ale.

These 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 in February in Burton upon Trent. The actual medal rankings and Champion Beers were revealed Tuesday in a ceremony in London that is the centerpiece of the National Annual Luncheon of the Brewing, Food and Beverage Industry Suppliers Association.

International Lager Competition
Bottles and Cans

Class 1 - for Lager in the ABV range of 2.2% - 4.4%
Gold - Foster's Lager, Scottish Courage Brewing Ltd - Reading - UK
Silver - Original Crocodile, Kronleins Bryggeri - Halmstad - Sweden
Bronze - Miller, Scottish Courage Brewing Ltd - Manchester - UK

Class 2 - for Lager in the ABV range of 4.5% - 5.5%
Gold - Miller Genuine Draft, Beamish & Crawford - Cork - Ireland
Silver - Taiwan Beer, Taiwan Tobacco and Wine Board - Chunghsing - Taiwan
Bronze - Sam Adams Boston Lager, Boston Beer Company - Tumwater WA - USA

Class 3 - for Lager in the ABV range of 5.6% - 6.9%
Gold - Tyskie Gronie, Kompania Piwowarski SA - Tyskie - Poland
Silver - Primator 16° Exkluziv Lager, Pivovar Nachod as - Nachod - Czech Republic
Bronze - Sam Adams Winter Lager, Boston Beer Company - Cincinnati OH - USA

Class 4 - for All-malt Lager in the ABV range of 2.5% - 6.9%
Gold - Pete's Wicked Helles Lager, Pete's Brewing Company - Eden NC - USA
Silver - Carl's, Carlsberg Brewing Malaysia Berhad - Selangor - Malaysia
Bronze - Shiner Summer Stock, Spoetzl Brewery - Shiner TX - USA

Category Champion Beer - Tyskie Gronie

International Ale Competition
Bottles and Cans

Class 1 - for the Ale in the ABV range of 2.4% - 4.3%
Gold - Monteith's Celtic Red, DB Breweries Ltd - Auckland - New Zealand
Silver - Cains Best Bitter, Robert Cain Brewery - Liverpool - UK
Bronze - Northern Light, Orkney Brewery Ltd - Orkney - UK

Class 2 - for the Ale in the ABV range of 4.4% - 5.1%
Gold - Alaskan ESB, Alaskan Brewing - Juneau AK - USA
Silver - Young's Special, Young & Co's Brewery Ltd - London - UK
Bronze - Blue Heron Ale, BridgePort Brewing Company - Portland OR - USA

Class 3 - for the Ale in the ABV range of 5.2% - 6.9%
Gold - Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Deschutes Brewery - Bend OR - USA
Silver - Ebenezer Ale, BridgePort Brewing Company - Portland OR - USA
Bronze - Sam Adams Scotch Ale, Boston Beer Company - Cincinnati OH - USA

Category Champion Beer - Alaskan ESB

International Specialty Beer Competition
Draught & Packaged

Class 1 - For Speciality Wheat Beers of an ABV less than 11.5%
Gold - Messrs Maguire Weiss, Chapeltown Ltd - Dublin - Ireland
Silver - Schneider Weisse Original, G Schneider & Sohn - Kelheim - Germany
Bronze - Sam Adams Weiss Bier, Boston Beer Company - Cincinnati OH - USA

Class 2 - For Speciality Fruit Beers of an ABV less than 11.5%
Gold - Pete's Strawberry Blonde, Pete's Brewing Company - Eden NC - USA
Silver - Wisconsin Belgian Red, New Glarus Brewing Co - New Glarus WI - USA
Bronze - Raspberry Tart, New Glarus Brewing Co - New Glarus WI - USA

Class 3 - For Beers with other Speciality Ingredients
Gold - Hitachino Nest Beer White Ale, Kiuchi Syuzou Goushi Kaisha - Nakamachi - Japan
Silver - Double Chocolate Stout, Young & Co's Brewery Ltd - Wandsworth - UK
Bronze - Alaskan Smoked Porter, Alaskan Brewing - Juneau AK - USA

Category Champion Beer - Hitachino Nest Beer White Ale

International Strong Beer Competition
Draught & Packaged

Class 1 - For Strong Lagers of an ABV of 7% or above
Gold - Three Hearts Extra Strong 7.5, Kronleins Bryggeri AB - Halmstad - Sweden
Silver - Stockholm Fine Festival 7.2, Kronleins Bryggeri AB - Halmstad - Sweden
Bronze - Scorpion Super Lager, Camerons Brewing Company - Hartlepool - UK

Class 2 - For Strong Ales of an ABV of 7% or above
Gold - McEwan's Scotch Ale, Scottish Courage Brewing Ltd - Newcastle - UK
Silver - Old Knucklehead, BridgePort Brewing Company - Portland OR - USA
Bronze - Banks's Barley Gold, Wolverhampton & Dudley Breweries - Wolverhampton-UK

Class 3 - For Strong Dark Beers of an ABV of 7% or above
Gold - Imperial Extra Double Stout, Harvey & Son (Lewes) Ltd - Lewes - UK
Silver - Koff Porter, Oy Sinebrychoff Ab - Kerava - Finland
Bronze - Old Tom, Frederic Robinson Ltd Brewery - Stockport - UK

Category Champion Beer - Three Hearts Extra Strong 7.5

International Dark Milds, Stouts and Porters Competition
Draught & Packaged

Class 1 - for brewery or cask conditioned dark mild stout or porter in the ABV range of 2.5% - 4.1%
Gold - Murphy's Irish Stout, Whitbread PLC - Salmesbury - UK
Silver - Joseph Holt Mild, Joseph Holt Ltd - Manchester - UK
Bronze - Dragonhead Stout, Orkney Brewery Ltd - Orkney - UK

Class 2 - for brewery or cask conditioned dark mild stout or porter in the ABV range of 4.2% - 6.9%
Gold - Centurion's Ghost Ale, York Brewery Co Ltd - York - UK
Silver - 1859 Porter, Harvey & Son (Lewes) Ltd - Lewes - UK
Bronze - Flanagan's Dry Irish Stout, Townsville Brewing Co - Townsville - Australia

Class 3 - for packaged dark mild stout or porter in the ABV range of 2.5% - 6.9%
Gold - Black Wych Stout, Wychwood Brewery Ltd - Witney - UK
Silver - Black Butte Porter, Deschutes Brewery - Bend OR - USA
Bronze - Shakespeare Stout, Rogue Ales - Newport OR - USA

Category Champion Beer - Centurion's Ghost Ale

International Draught Lager Competition

Class 1 - For Draught Lager in the ABV range of 2.2% - 4.5%
Gold - Oranjeboom Pilsner, Shepherd Neame Ltd - Faversham - UK
Silver - Koff III, Oy Sinebrychoff Ab - Kerava - Finland
Bronze - Carling Lager, Coors Brewers Ltd - Burton upon Trent - UK

Class 2- For Draught Lager in the ABV range of 4.6% - 6.9%
Gold - Kingfisher Lager, Shepherd Neame Ltd - Faversham - UK
Silver - Kronenbourg 1664, Scottish Courage Brewing Ltd - Reading - UK
Bronze - Hurlimann, Shepherd Neame Ltd - Faversham - UK

Category Champion Beer - Oranjeboom Pilsner

International Keg Ales Competition

Class 1 - for Draught Keg Ale in the ABV range of 2.5% - 3.8%
Gold - Flowers IPA, Interbrew UK Ltd - Manchester - UK
Silver - Worthington's Classic, Burton upon Trent - UK
Bronze - Tennent's Velvet Ale, Tennent Caledonian Breweries - Glasgow - UK

Class 2 - for Draught Keg Ale in the ABV range of 3.9% - 6.9%
Gold - Jersey Special Bitter, The Jersey Brewery - Jersey - Channel Islands
Silver - Settler's Original Ale, Lion Breweries Ltd - Dunedin - New Zealand
Bronze - Guernsey Special Bitter, The Guernsey Brewery Co (1920) Ltd - Guernsey - Channel Islands

Category Champion Beer - Flowers IPA

International Cask Conditioned Ale Competition
Draught Classes

Class 1 - for Draught Ale in the ABV range of 2.5% - 3.8%
Gold - Navvy, Oak Brewing Company Ltd - Heywood - UK
Silver - Hook Norton Best Bitter, Hook Norton Brewery Company Ltd - Hook Norton UK
Bronze - Deuchars IPA, Caledonian Brewing Company Ltd - Edinburgh - UK

Class 2 - for Draught Ale in the ABV range of 3.9% - 4.5%
Gold - The Red MacGregor, Orkney Brewery Ltd - Orkney - UK
Silver - Brain's SA, S A Brain & Co Ltd - Cardiff - UK
Bronze - Young's Triple 'A'

Class 3 - for Draught Ale in the ABV range of 4.6% - 6.9%
Gold - Wobbly Bob, Oak Brewing Company Ltd - Heywood - UK
Silver - Tom Paine, Harvey & Son (Lewes) Ltd - Lewes - UK
Bronze - Old Bob, T D Ridley & Sons Ltd - Hartford End - UK

Category Champion Beer - The Red MacGregor


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