About the Best of Craft Beer Awards
The Best of Craft Beer Awards touts itself as “America’s Newest Craft Beer Contest” and was created to celebrate and promote the best in Craft Brewing. Open only to U.S. craft breweries, judging for the contest occurred January 24th and 25th in Bend, Oregon. BJCP certified professional judges and industry leaders selected the best brews in 49 categories, plus Brewery of the Year.
River North Wins Big
In addition to their Brewery of the Year win, River North Brewery received a total of five medals. The brewery received gold medals for three of their submissions: J. Marie (Bier de Garde), River North Tripel (Belgian Golden Strong Ale), and Quandary (Belgian Dark Strong Ale). In addition, River North received a silver medal for their River North IPA (Specialty/Hybrid) and a bronze medal for their River North White (Witbier).
Other Colorado Winners
Several other Colorado breweries were awarded medals at the 2015 Best of Craft Beer Awards, including:
- Upslope Brewing Company received three gold medals, winning for their Upslope Brown Ale, Upslope Foreign Style Stout, and Upslope Pumpkin Ale.
- Equinox Brewing won a gold medal for their Eclipse Brown Ale, a silver medal for their Midwinter Warmer, and a pair of bronze medals for their O’Rion Flander’s Red and their Jonas Porter.
- High Hops Brewery in Windsor earned a gold medal for Dr. Pat’s Double IPA and a silver medal for their Windsor’s Wee Heavy.
- Yak and Yeti won a silver medal for their Namaste Pilsner.
Below is the full list of 2015 winners in each category.
Visit River North Brewery
Today we raise our beers and give a well-earned “Cheers!” to River North Brewery. If you haven’t been to their Denver tap room yet, take this your sign that it’s time to pay them a visit.
River North Brewery
2401 Blake St #1
Denver CO 80205