Sockeye Brewing is Awarded Six Medals at the 21st Annual Mountain Brewers’ Beer Fest

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Sockeye Brewing from Boise, Idaho is adding six medals to their list of achievements in brewing excellence. The collective award tally for the Sockeye Brewers’ beers is now at 132 over their professional careers from sanctioned judging competitions including the North American Brewers Association, The Great American Beer Festival, the World Beer Cup, and the Western Idaho Fair.

Every year for the past 21 years, breweries from all over the Rocky Mountain region gather in Idaho Falls for the North American Beer Awards. It has become a tradition for brewers to come together here in celebration of their best beers, sharing with each other and the public. Today, over 6,500 festivalgoers will come to the Sandy Downs from noon until 5pm to partake in samples from over 100 breweries. Before the gates open today, breweries have been awarded for excellence in style-specific categories for their brews in a double blind series of sanctioned judging sessions based on set guidelines per style. This year, Sockeye Brewing was awarded the most medals of any Idaho brewery. Sockeye brewers won a Bronze Medal in the Traditional Bock category for Maibock. A Silver in the Helles Lager category for Hells Canyon Helles (aka Lonesome Larry Lager), A Silver in the Schwarz/Black Beer category for Selway Schwarz, a Silver in the Sweet Stout category for CoCo Peak, a Gold Medal in the Barrel Aged Strong Beer category for Whiskey Barrel Aged Seven Devils Imperial Stout, and a Gold in the Barrel Aged Beer category for Gin Barrel Aged Dagger Falls IPA.

About The North American Brewers Association: The NABA is a non-profit foundation with the mission “to secure beer’s role in our culture and society through the advancement of brewing quality and consumer education.” They do this each year by sanctioning beer awards, beer festivals, and a beer judging and evaluation course leading to the award of Gold, Silver and Bronze medals for excellence in various beer styles. Since 1997, hundreds of competitors have participated. All proceeds are directed to charity as per the foundation’s charter. Learn More about NABA at North American Brewers Association.

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