Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Griffin Claw Brewing Company Awarded Two Medals from the 2015 San Francisco World Spirits Competition!

Written by  Paul Starr
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Griffin Claw Brewing Company, Birmingham’s popular taproom, biergarten, brewing, and distilling facility, is pleased to announce it’s been awarded a Silver Medal and Bronze Medal from the 2015 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, held March 20-22, 2015 at the Hotel Nikko in Downtown San Francisco.
The San Francisco World Spirits Competition is the largest, most influential spirits competition in America. Its judged by a prestigious panel of nationally recognized spirits experts and judging is based on a blind, consensual procedure, ensuring competitive integrity. There were more than 1,500 spirit entries this year, making it the largest in the competition’s 15-year history. Griffin Claw Brewing Company won a Silver Medal for its Griffin Claw Potato Vodka and a Bronze Medal for its Griffin Claw Gin.

“We’ve only been distilling for a year now and are extremely pleased about receiving these two medals at such a popular and distinguished competition for the spirits industry,” said Dan Rogers, Head Brewer, Distiller and Director of Brewing Operations at Griffin Claw Brewing Company.” “This is the second competition we’ve entered this year and we’re really excited about distilling and the response we’ve received from the judges and most importantly our customers. Both our award winning vodka and gin are getting awesome reviews!”

A listing of the top medal winners will be featured in the May 2015 issue of The Tasting Panel Magazine. Griffin Claw Brewing Company currently distills Griffin Claw Grain Vodka, Griffin Claw Potato Vodka, Griffin Claw Botanical Gin, Griffin Claw Black Strap Rum, Coffee Schnapps and KRUPNIK, a polish style honey liqueur. They are all available inside the Taproom and retail for $20 each for a 750ml bottle. The Coffee Schnapps retails for $15.

Griffin Claw Brewing Company’s Taproom is open Tuesday through Thursday from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m., Fridays from noon to 12 a.m., Saturdays from noon to 12 a.m., Sundays noon to 10 p.m. and closed on Mondays.

About Griffen Claw Brewing Company:

With a mission to serve the best craft beer, Griffin Claw Brewing Company is located at 575 S. Eton Street, in the heart of Birmingham’s emerging Rail District. Dan Rogers, Head Brewer, Distiller and Director of Brewery Operations, oversees all the brewing, distilling, distributing, and operations at the 12,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility. Griffin Claw Brewing Company is one of the first breweries to begin using Meura’s Micromash filter to deliver incredible quality with efficiencies unmatched by other brewing systems. The brewery also recently added a centrifuge and high-gravity brewing system to make even more consistent beer faster to reach their desired capacity.

Paul Starr

Paul Starr

Paul Starr is the creator of the I'm a Beer Hound and one of the organizer and the driving force behind Art & Craft Beerfest, Lansing Beer Fest, Beerfest at the Ballpark Spring & Fall. When he's not working on Beer Hound he's probably watching the Lions, Tigers or Red Wings. Being a recent new Dad of twins, he doesn't have much extra time these days for mischief.