Island Brewing Company Scores Wins

CARPINTERIA, CA – The approach of summer and long sun drenched days also brings a flurry of international beer competitions in California. Island Brewing Company recently secured wins in both the Los Angeles International Beer Competition and the San Diego International Beer Competition. “The pace of expansion in craft beer continues to be extraordinary. There’s never been a better time to be a craft beer drinker,” says owner and founder Paul Wright. “So to be recognized in the crowded space that is craft beer is a win for our whole team and program.”

Using a certified panel of judges in a blind-tasting method, the Los Angeles International Beer Competition, judged April 22-23, awarded Island Brewing Company a Silver Medal for the Big Island Barleywine, and a Silver Medal for the Jubilee Ale in the Scotch Ale category, while the barrel-aged Perpetual Saison went on to earn an Honorable Mention.

The San Diego International Beer Competition , April 21-22, was open to all breweries regardless of size. Also judged through a blind tasting and Certified Beer Judge format, six months of bourbon barrel aging paid off for the Rigamorole, a Double Brown ale that went on to claim Bronze in the Wood and Barrel Aged Beer category. “It was our first win in the San Diego competition,” noted head brewer Ryan Morrill, " an area well-known for its outstanding beers. To pick up this award, as well as recognition in LA is an affirmation of the hard work our team puts in. Everyday, in every beer."


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