Saturday, October 11, 2008

And the medal goes to.....

For 27 years, brewers and beer lovers have invaded Colorado to attend the Great American Beer Festival, which is part competition and part festival. This year, there was only one winner from North Carolina, and it just so happens to come from a brewery in Asheville. Highland brewing took the silver medal in the American Stout category, for their wonderful Black Mocha Stout. To my knowledge, this is the first medal for Highland Brewing, and also the first medal for an Asheville brewed beer at the event. The Black Mocha Stout was previously awarded a silver medal at the World Beer Cup in 2006. Congratulations to Highland Brewing, and you can celebrate with them by picking up a six pack yourself, or by picking up an Imperial Black Mocha Stout from the brewery or from Bruisin' Ales.


  1. Damn right, they won their first! Congrats to them.

  2. Great news for a great beer and a great brewery! Congrats, Highland!

  3. Barry/ ThirstyMonk10:59 PM

    Congrats Highland! We just got a keg in at Thirsty Monk and should have it on draft within the next few days... -Barry, TMonk

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