Business Insider recently posted a list of what’s been designated as the 20 best beers in the world. Check it out and see which one’s you’ve had — and need to try.
We’re also happy to say that Munster-based Three Floyds Brewing has two on the list. In fact, the top two beers in the world are mentioned in an anecdote from Indiana: One Pint at a Time author Douglas Wissing in an article I wrote for BizVoice last year about Indiana brewing, “Taste of Success: Local Craft Brewers Building an Industry.”
For more on the state of the industry in Indiana, see this Inside INdiana Business interviewand accompanying article with Sun King Brewing founder Clay Robinson and Barnaby Struve of Three Floyds Brewing.
Chamber member Sun King Brewery (Indianapolis) recently returned from the 30th annual Great American Beer Festival in Denver with some serious hardware. (Check out the Huffington Post article.)The brewery reports:
Sun King Brewing Co. is proud to announce that it was the recipient of eight medals at the 30th annual Great American Beer Festival. Not only did Sun King lead the field in total medal count, its four Gold Medals were the most won by any single brewery.
Gold Medal, Classic Irish-Dry Stout, RING OF DINGLE
Gold Medal, Scotch Ale, WEE MUCKLE
Silver Medal, Wood and Barrel Aged Beer, WEE POGUE
Silver Medal, Wood and Barrel Aged Strong Beer, BOURBON BARREL JOHAN
Silver Medal, American-Style or International Pilsner, POPCORN PILSNER
Bronze Medal, Barley Wine-Style Ale, JOHAN THE BARLEYWINE
Hosted by the Brewer’s Association, the GABF is the largest commercial beer competition in the world, with 3,930 beers vying for Gold, Silver, or Bronze medals. Those beers are rated in 83 categories and Indiana breweries had the highest winning rate by state at 19.2% (10 medals out of 52 total entries).
Three other Indiana brewers took home hardware at the GABF.