San Diego 's best comes from Maine

Maine's Seadog Brewing Co. certainly likes California.

The Portland brewer's Export Ale was named "Best of Show" at the San Diego County Fair Commercial Beer Competition on June 9. It also was awarded a gold medal in the English Ales category.

This follows a gold medal performance in May by master brewer Alan Pugsley's brew in the English Pale Ale category of the West Coast Brew Fest’s Commercial Craft Competition in Sacramento.

The other gold medal winners by category:

Light Lager: old: Munich Helles, Ballast Point Brewing Co., Hot Rail Helles.
Pilsner: Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Sierra Nevada Summer Fest.
Vienna Lager: Huntington Beach Beer Co., Vienna Lager.
Dark Lager: Lakefront Brewery Inc., Eastside Dark.
Bock: Boston Beer Co., Sam Adams Double Bock.
Light Hybrid Beer: Widmer Brothers Brewing, Widmer Hefeweizen.
Amber Hybrid Beer: California Common, Lakefront Brewery Inc., Riverwest Stein.
Scottish & Irish Ale: Strong Scotch Ale, AleSmith Brewing Co., AleSmith Wee Heavy.
American Ale: Maui Brewing Co., Maui Pale Ale.
English Brown Ale: Pizza Port, Good Grief Brown.
Porter: Lightning Brewery, Black Lightning Porter.
Stout: Deschutes Brewery, Abyss Imperial Stout.
India Pale Ale: Pizza Port, Wipeout.
German Wheat & Rye Beer: San Pedro Brewing Co., Harbor Hefeweissen.
Belgian & French Ale: Allagash Brewing, Allagash White Whitbier.
Sour Ale: No award.
Belgian Strong Ale: Port Brewing Co., Lost Abbey Judgment Day.
Strong Ale: AleSmith Brewing Co., Old Numbskull American Barleywine.
Fruit Beer: Belgian Ale with Raisins, Port Brewing Co., Lost Abbey Cuvee de
Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer: Maui Brewing Co., Coconut Porter.
Smoke-Flavored & Wood-Aged Beer: Alaskan Brewing Co., Alaskan Smoked Porter.
Specialty Beer: Organic Imperial Weissen, Schneider Weissbierbrauerei, Schneider Edelweisse.
Open Category Mead: Redstone Meadery, Sunshine Nectar.
Fruit Cider: Fox Barrel Cider Co., Fox Barrel Pear Cider.

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