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Press Release: The Alchemist & Lawson’s Finest Win Medals in International Beer Competition
Posted Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 by Tip Top


The Alchemist(Vermont) - The Alchemist and Lawson’s Finest Liquids each recently claimed a silver medal in the 2012 World Beer Cup®, a global beer competition presented by the Brewers Association (BA) that evaluates beers from around the world and recognizes the most outstanding brewers and their beers.

Gold, silver and bronze awards in the competition’s 95 beer-style categories were presented May 5, 2012 during the World Beer Cup Gala Awards Dinner at the Town and Country Resort in San Diego, California.

The Alchemist was awarded a silver  in the British-Style Imperial Stout beer style category for its Luscious, a beer that was rescued from the flooded brewery following Hurricane Irene.  This jet black, full-bodied, 11% abv ale was aged for 17 months prior to competition entry.

“I was thrilled to be able to enter anything in the competition this year, let alone such a special beer that I put so much time into creating.  I can’t think of a better way to thank all of the breweries involved in rescuing this beer, than by it earning a medal at such a prestigious competition”  said John Kimmich, co-owner and Head Brewer at The Alchemist in Waterbury, VT.

Lawsons FinestLawson’s Finest Liquids was awarded a silver  in the Specialty beer style category for its Maple Tripple, a beer brewed once a year with sap from Fayston, Vermont.

World Beer Cup winners were selected by an international panel of 218 beer judges from 29 countries. The competition—referred to as the “Olympics of Beer Competition”—saw an impressive field of nearly 4,000 entries from 828 breweries in 56 countries. The 2012 competition drew the largest, most international field of entrants in the history of the World Beer Cup.

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