AleSmith Brewing’s Old Numbskull Wins Second GABF Gold Medal
San Diego, CA – AleSmith Brewing Company claimed a Gold medal at the 2014 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition. Presented by the Brewers Association, GABF is the largest national beer competition that recognizes the most outstanding beers produced in the United States. The top three winners in the competition’s 90 beer-style categories were announced October 4th at the Great American Beer Festival awards ceremony held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado.
“Wow! I’m humbled and grateful for the Gold achieved at the GABF 2014 for Old Numbskull Barleywine. It also won the Gold at last year’s GABF, something not easy to achieve. My AleSmith Team Members continue to impress with their devotion to craft beer and commitment to making AleSmith a great brewery. And of course, a huge thank you to our customers and supporters for making all of this possible.” comments Peter Zien, owner of AleSmith Brewing Company.
AleSmith Brewing Company was recognized in the Barley Wine-Style Ale beer-style category for its AleSmith Old Numbskull. Caramel and toffee notes abound in this deep copper-colored American Barleywine-Style ale alongside toasted malt and a hint of ripe dark fruits. Old Numbskull showcases malt sweetness, intense American hops, and an aggressive bitterness. Extremely well-balanced, the full-bodied mouthfeel and assertive hop profile leads into a deceptively smooth finish. This is Old Numbskull’s fourth Great American Beer Festival® medal.
AleSmith Brewing Company located in San Diego, California, specializes in hand forged ales of a wide range of styles. AleSmith has won seventeen medals at the Great American Beer Festival®, and “Small Brewing Company Of The Year” in 2008.
“The Great American Beer Festival brings together the most stellar brewers from around the country,” said Chris Swersey, competition director. “Taking home a medal at this premier beer competition is truly a symbol of brewing excellence.”
AleSmith Brewing Company was founded in August 1995 in San Diego, California. AleSmith owner and CEO, Peter Zien, purchased the brewery in 2002 and has spent the last 12 years growing an internationally recognized brand dedicated to hand forged ales and craftsmanship. In 2008, AleSmith was recognized as the Great American Beer Festival® “Small Brewing Company of the Year”. AleSmith currently employs 28 people and will be expanding into a new state of the art brewing facility off of Miramar Road in 2015.