Karl Strauss Red Trolley Ale Knocks Out The Competition With Another GABF Gold!
San Diego, CA – This past weekend, Karl Strauss Brewing Company won another Gold Medal at the world’s largest commercial beer competition, the 32nd Annual Great American Beer Festival® (GABF®) in Denver, Colorado. Red Trolley Ale took top honors in the Irish-Style Red Ale category, beating out 47 other entries to take the Gold. “This was our first holiday ale back in 1989 and our best selling beer today, so it’s cool to see it medaling yet again at the most prestigious brewing competition,” says Paul Segura, Brewmaster, Karl Strauss Brewing Company.
Red Trolley Ale continues to dominate at competitions, winning 18 medals in the past five years, making it arguably one of the most award winning craft beers in the world. This marks the second Gold Medal for Red Trolley at the GABF®, with its first win occurring in 2010. Red Trolley is a true heavyweight in the Irish-Style Red Ale category, also taking home back-to-back Gold medals at the World Beer Cup® in 2010 and 2012. “We brew each batch of Red Trolley with over two tons of caramel malts, making it a very laborious beer to make. The guys were stoked to see their hard work pay off,” says Segura.
In addition to winning big at the GABF®, Karl Strauss had its Brewmaster, Head Brewer, and Certified Cicerone participate as judges in the competition. “There were more than 200 judges from all over the world, judging 138 different beer styles this year,” says Segura. “We all take our responsibility as judges very seriously, so to take home a win is a big accomplishment.” This year’s GABF® was the largest yet, with 4,809 entries and 130 volunteers.
For more information about award-winning Red Trolley ale, visit www.karlstrauss.com and click here for a complete list of 2013 GABF® winners.
About Karl Strauss Brewing Company
Karl Strauss Brewing Company has pioneered the San Diego beer scene since 1989 with innovative beer releases and award-winning favorites likeRed Trolley Ale and Tower 10 IPA. The company took home 23 medals in 2012 and is currently ranked #39 on the list of the country’s top craft breweries with sole distribution in California. 2013 is on pace to be another exciting year of double-digit sales growth, with the brewery now open to the public and a new brewery restaurant slated for this fall.