Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Ska triumphs at beer awards

Ska Brewing Co. went all Michael Phelps at the 2009 North American Beer Awards, winning three medals, including two gold medals.

The winners at the 2009 North American Beer Awards, held June 2-5, were:

*Modus Hoperandi IPA, Gold, American-style India Pale Ale
*ESB Special Ale, Gold, Best Bitter
*Buster Nut Brown Ale, Bronze, English Brown Ale

Ska President Dave Thibodeau pointed out in a news release that both gold medal winners, the Modus and ESB, are available in cans. Ska has been pushing the cans hard, and sales of the cans are overtaking bottles.

Modus is Ska's newest year-round release.

Silverton Brewery
won Gold for its Ice Pick Ale in the Strong Bitter ESB category. Why is Southwest Colorado so bitter?

The full list of winners is available here.

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