New Jersey brewed craft beer took the Great American Beer Festival by storm this year, bringing three medals to the Garden State. The festival, hosted in Denver, Colorado by the Brewers Association, is the largest of its kind in the US. Here’s a look at the NJ brews that impressed the judges:
Hopfish IPA, Flying Fish Brewing Co.
Combining American, English and German malts with three hop varieties, this IPA maintains a deep golden color and plenty of hop-bitterness.
Awarded a Gold Medal in the Classic English-Style Pale Ale category at GABF 2014.
A Night to End All Dawns Imperial Stout, Kane Brewing Co.
Aged for over a year in Four Roses bourbon barrels, this bold flavored imperial stout features a subtle caramel sweetness with hints of vanilla and oak.
Awarded a Gold Medal in the Wood & Barrel-Aged Strong Stout category at GABF 2014.
Red Fish Red Ale, Flying Fish Brewing Co.
Described as a “west coast hoppy red ale”, Red Fish features aromas of grapefruit and pine, with a pleasant hop-bitterness.
Awarded a Silver Medal in the Extra Special Bitter category at GABF 2014.
Congratulations to winners Flying Fish Brewing Company and Kane Brewing Company! You make us proud to drink New Jersey Beer!