The Great American Beer Festival announced the best beers in the country on October 12, and Dallas’ own Community Beer Company was one of four Texas breweries to bring home a gold medal.
Community’s Public Ale took the gold in the Extra Special Bitter Category. That was Dallas’ only medal at the competition, which featured nearly 5,000 beers from across the country.
“To be acknowledged among your peers with this medal after only nine months of operation is very humbling,” — says Community owner Kevin Carr.
Not bad for a brewery that opened in the Design District in early 2013.
“We are incredibly honored to receive a gold medal at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver,” Community owner Kevin Carr says. “There were more than 4,800 entries entered by more than 700 breweries, and to be acknowledged among your peers with this medal after only nine months of operation is very humbling.”
Carr says that the medal validates the brewery's work and is indicative of the quality beer that North Texas breweries are producing.
“The caliber of breweries and sheer number of entries is daunting,” head brewer Jamie Fulton says. “To come away with the award as the best Extra Special Bitter in the nation is a tremendous accomplishment for the Community brewing team.”
Cedar Creek Brewery also represented North Texas well by winning gold in Belgian-Style Abbey Ale with its Cedar Creek Belgian Style Dubbel. The two other Texas golds went to Namaste Brewing in Austin and Austin Beerworks.
Houston brewery Saint Arnold Brewing Co. won silver and bronze for its Summer Pils and Weedwacker beers. Real Ale out of Blanco took silver for Brewers Cut Altbier.