Online Weekly Newsletter Vol.23
What a fantastic game – Congratulations to the Denver Broncos on their victory. I cherish the time spent with family and friends more than the game itself. Of course, I enjoyed all of the terrific food and the selection of beer.
North Dakota had a victory in the beer scene this past year too…..
Fargo Brewing Company won a bronze medal at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colorado. The guys took home the first medal ever for the state of North Dakota with its Fargo Original Lager. Even better, Fargo Brewing Company invested in a larger lagering tank to support the demand for this product. What does this mean to all of us? A larger lagering tank translates into a lower price for the beer! (win/win)
Below is the original press release from September and a documentary showcasing Fargo Brewing Company
Fargo Brewing Company Wins Medal at the Great American Beer Festival®
Fargo, ND • September 28, 2015— Fargo Brewing Company claimed a bronze medal at the 2015 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition. Presented by the Brewers Association, GABF is the largest national beer competition that recognizes the most outstanding beers produced in the United States. The top three winners in the competition’s 92 beer categories were announced September 26 at the Great American Beer Festival awards ceremony held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado.
Left to Right: Eric Barron, Zach Click and Sean Dunnigan of Fargo Brewing Company.
Pictured with Charlie Papazian, President of the Brewers Association (right)
“We are extremely honored and very proud to bring home North Dakota’s first medal. This is a testament to the hard work our team puts in every day,” said Chris Anderson, Brewmaster and Co-Founder of Fargo Brewing Company.
Fargo Brewing Company was recognized in the Kellerbier or Zwickelbier beer-style category for its Fargo Original Lager, a light, crisp, traditional German style lager. The 2015 GABF competition winners were selected by an international panel of 242 expert judges from the record number of 6,647 entries, plus 91 Pro-Am entries, received from 1,552 U.S. breweries. Fargo Brewing plans to release Fargo Original as a year-round offering in the near future.
“American brewers continue to create innovative, flavorful high quality beers. That was on full display at this year’s Great American Beer Festival,” said Chris Swersey, competition manager, Great American Beer Festival. “The Great American Beer Festival continues to showcase the best this country’s brewers have to offer, with the competition growing and becoming ever more competitive. Congratulations to all participants and especially this year’s winners.”
Fargo Brewing Company is North Dakota’s largest brewery and was founded in 2010 by friends Chris Anderson, Jared Hardy, John Anderson and Aaron Hill. Fargo Brewing currently distributes beers throughout all of North Dakota, Minnesota, and portions of South Dakota and Wisconsin.
For more GABF competition information, including the 2015 winners list and photos, visit GreatAmericanBeerFestival.com.
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Watch “Now on Tap: The Story of The Fargo Brewing Company” on YouTube
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