We are proud to announce that our brewing team (Devon Hamilton, JD DeWaard, and Tommy Formicola) put another 3 awards in the books at the 20th Annual Great International Beer & Cider Competition held on November 4th 2016 in Providence, Rhode Island. This competition has judged and hosted over 2,000 beers and ciders since its inception in 1997. This year over 3,500 beer lovers and patrons were able to sample over 250 beers and ciders present.
Paradox Brewery took home 1st place for their Barrel Aged Belgian Tripel in the Strong – Belgian Dubbel/Tripel category, an 11% ABV beer that is aged in bourbon barrels to add spicy-caramel-oak bourbon notes to balance the traditionally fruit-rich Belgian yeast esters.
This was followed with 2nd place for our Brett Pale Ale Apricot in the Sour/Wild Beers – American category. A beer that is 5.7% ABV and 100% oak fermented with our house brett blend “Machine Gun Funk” with plenty of apricots introduced at the end of fermentation for a bold fruit profile and subtle earthy flavor.
Last but not least, we won 3rd place for our crushable Paradox Pilsner in the Lager – Bohemian Pilsner category. This is one of our first three beers to be introduced into can production. We use an old world Pilsner malt for this 5.0% ABV beer that provides a bready background and we hop with a blend of noble hops to make it crisp and refreshingly drinkable.
Click on this link to view the full awards list http://www.distilleryage.com/GIBC_2016_WINNERS.pdf and we hope you can add our winners to sample or put into your beer rotation soon.