Sunday, May 07, 2017

Cedar Springs Brewing Company Wins Gold in Los Angeles

Written by  Paul Starr
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CEDAR SPRINGS BREWING COMPANY is pleased and humbled to announce KÜSTERER HELLER WEISSBIER is the recipient of the gold medal in the “South German Style Hefeweizen” category and KÜSTERER WEIZENBOCK is the recipient of the gold medal in the “South German Style Wheat Ale” category at the 2017 Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition, held this past week in Los Angeles, California.
Judged in April, the beer competition drew entries from as far Croatia, Vietnam, Quebec and British Columbia. Entries were received from 29 US states, including California, Arizona, Nevada, Texas, Wisconsin, New York, Arkansas, Oregon, Idaho, Washington DC and Hawaii. Entries were up 30 percent from last year, not surprisingly, according to competition organizers, with the craft beer industry booming.Beers submitted into 95 divisions. Many styles and price ranges were represented. Beers were tasted over four days by a 100-member panel comprised of BJCP certified judges, brewmasters and beer industry officials. This year, judges handed out 88 Gold medals, 89 Silver and 81 Bronze, as well as 35 honorable mentions.

“We are humbled and overjoyed to have won with several of our Bavarian-style wheat beers against outstanding international competition, including the world-famous Weihenstephaner Hefeweizen,” stated owner David Ringler. “We are passionate about this style, along with Bavarian brewing traditions, and we continue to create a brewing destination in Cedar Springs as a small part of Beer City, USA.”

Last year, Küsterer Original Weissbier was awarded the Bronze Medal at the 2016 Great American Beer Festival in the German-Style Wheat Ale category.

Category 72 - South German-Style Hefeweizen

  • GOLD MEDAL: Cedar Springs Brewing Company, Küsterer Heller Weissbier
  • Silver Medal: Odyssey Beerwerks, Heliocentric Hefeweizen Bronze Medal: Weihenstephan, Hefeweissbier
  • Honorable Mention: Golden Road Brewing, Golden Road Hefeweizen

Category 73 - German-Style Wheat Ale

  • GOLD MEDAL: Cedar Springs Brewing Company, Küsterer Weizenbock
  • Silver Medal: Pizza Port, Junk In Da Trunkel Dunkel
  • Bronze Medal: Revelry Brewing Co., Hotel Rendezvous
About Cedar Springs Brewing Company

Restaurant. Brauhaus. Biergarten. Small Wine Maker. Small Distiller. Craft Sodas. Join us in the heart of Cedar Springs for a freshly crafted beverage and a flavorful meal from our sustainably sourced kitchen, featuring fresh pub fare and a traditional German Bavarian menu. We are located on Main Street and back up to the Fred Meijer White Pine Trail State Park, just 18 minutes north of Grand Rapids. Schmeckt gut! About the Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition The Los Angeles International Beer Competition recognizes the finest in beers. Celebrating its 17th year, our event rivals other contests with an esteemed judging panel, an exciting tasting event held in the summer and a comprehensive public education program during the LA County Fair.

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.