This year at the 23rd Annual Great International Beer, Cider, Mead & Sake Competition, there were nearly 800 beers, ciders, meads, sakes, hard kombuchas, and hard seltzers that were entered, with prizes awarded in 84 categories! Von Trapp Brewing impressed this year taking home 5 awards:
In the Lager - Bohemian Pilsner category, Von Trapp took 1st place for their Pilsner.
In the Lager - Helles category, Von Trapp took 3rd place for their Helles.
In the Amber & Dark Lager - Vienna category, Von Trapp too 2nd place for their Vienna Style
What does it mean, in the beer world, to be called one of the best breweries “of the decade”? The 2010s have been a period of such rapid change; of such tumultuous growth and then turmoil, that the beginning of the decade hardly seems connected at all in some respects to where we are today. When the 2010s began, craft “gose” in the U.S. wasn’t a thing. Sour styles in general were still on the niche side of the equation.
In Fortune.com's September Article "Is Spiked Kombucha the New Hard Seltzer?", we were super excited to see that the article featured Flying Embers, a hard kombucha brand we recently started distributing here at Craft of Boston earlier in the Summer. Take a look to see what the article talked about!
It's known that hard seltzers have been a huge hit this year...it's all over social media! It's so popular, in fact, that other craft brewers have started making their own seltzers. There are so many brands to choose from, so how do you decide which one to pick up on your next run to the store?
The thought of summer coming to an end may seem like a huge buzzkill, but the dwindling days of sessionable summer brews is also a sign that the frenzy of a certain fall flavor will soon commence. The glorious season of hop harvests, fall festivals, and pumpkin-galore is creeping up quickly, so put down your citrusy IPAs and summer pale ales and get ready for the season of all-pumpkin-everything!