Mystery Brewing La Querelle Wins Silver At GABF
Hillsborough, NC – Mystery Brewing Company claimed a Silver 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 4 at the Great American Beer Festival awards ceremony held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado.
“We’re incredibly honored,” said Erik Lars Myers, Founder and CEO or Mystery Brewing Company, “We’re proud to have a place alongside all of the fantastic beer at the GABF and we’re equally excited to join so many of our North Carolina brethren in this honor.”
Mystery Brewing Company was recognized in the category Belgian-Style Other for La Querelle, a Seefbier – a traditional Belgian-style beer made from barley, wheat, oats, and buckwheat, coriander, and salt. It is one of the only commercial examples of this style in the world and is currently available at Mystery Brewing Company’s Public House.
Mystery Brewing Company is a small artisanal brewery located in historic Hillsborough, North Carolina. They are the country’s first Seasonal-Only Brewery and specialize in small-batch, rustic ales and lagers. They have a Public House in West Hillsborough that features up to 16 Mystery Brewing Company beers, weekly live music, and regular beer releases and events.
The 2014 GABF competition winners were selected by an international panel of 222 expert judges from the record number of 5,507 entries, plus 89 Pro-Am entries, received from 1,309 U.S. breweries.
“Once again the Great American Beer Festival brings the best of the best together in one place,” said Chris Swersey, competition manager. “At a time when American brewers offer so much variety, it’s a true honor to be recognized as one of the finest. Our greatest gratitude to the winners and all entrants whose innovative and outstanding beers help make this such an esteemed competition.”
For more GABF competition information, including the 2014 winners list and photos, visit GreatAmericanBeerFestival.com.