Judging in the 30th annual beer competition that was part of the 35th annual festival in Denver, CO, that featured 1,800 breweries from all 50 states and Washington, DC. More than 7,000 beers were entered into 96 categories.
The Adirondack Pub & Brewery of Lake George took a gold medal in the Wood and Barrel-aged Sour Beer category for its Sour Project Ale, a Belgian style golden sour beer aged in Pinot Noir barrels and infused with various yeasts.
Brewery Ommegang of Cooperstown received a gold medal in the Belgian-style Witbier category for its Witte Ale, a traditional Belgian white ale brewed with malted and unmalted wheat, orange peel and coriander.
Two other New York breweries also earned golds. Broken Bow Brewery, located in Tuckahoe, Westchester County, medaled in the Belgian-style Strong Specialty Ale category for its Old Split-foot, a full-bodied Belgian ale with a complex flavor of blended fruit, honey and cloves. And, the Great South Bay Brewery of Bay Shore, Long Island, a farm brewery, won gold in the Honey Beer category for its Jetty Cream Ale, a medium-bodied beer also was rated light, crisp and smooth.
Full results of the competition are available online.