O.C. Brewers Win Big At L.A. International Beer Competition

Photo of a TAPS beer flight by Greg Nagel

The beers have all been opened, the beer judges for the 2016 Los Angeles International Beer Competition have all Ubered home safely, and the results are in: Orange County breweries took home 22 medals out of 97 categories with two honorable mentions. TAPS Fish House & Brewery hit the jackpot; of the eight beers it submitted,  seven of them won a medal in their category. And if you need further proof Orange County is home of the lager as I previously reported, a quick scan of the L.A. International Beer Competition winners will put the froth on your stein, with seven of the delicate beer styles getting recognition. And the winners are:

TAPS Fish House & Brewery, Brea

  • Gold Medal: Cali Cru’sin, American-style Belgo Ale
  • Gold Medal: TAPS Vienna Lager
  • Gold Medal: El Moreno, American-Style Dark Lager
  • Gold Medal: Rubescent, Imperial Red Ale
  • Silver Medal: The Velvet Hog, Strong Beer
  • Silver Medal: TAPS Irish Red
  • Bronze Medal: TAPS Schwarzbier

Left Coast Brewing, San Clemente

  • Silver Medal: Barrel-Aged Get In My Belly, Barrel-aged Strong Beer
  • Silver Medal: San Clemente State Park Dark, Schwarzbier
  • Silver Medal: Oggis Black Magic Stout
  • Honorable Mention: Del Mar Street, Dortmunder

The Bruery & Bruery Terreux, Placentia, Anaheim

  • Gold Medal: Saison Rue
  • Gold Medal: Oude Tart, Sour Ale
  • Honorable Mention: Mischief, American-style Belgo Ale

Bottle Logic Brewing, Anaheim

  • Gold Medal: Cobaltic Porter
  • Silver Medal: Lagerithm, American Style Dark Lager
  • Silver Medal: EMP, Brown Porter

Tustin Brewing Company, Tustin

  • Silver Medal: Jon Flanders, Sour Ale
  • Bronze Medal: Blimp Hangar Porter
  • Bronze Medal: Shot in the Dark, Barrel Aged Strong Beer

Bootleggers Brewery, Fullerton

Phantom Ales, Anaheim

  • Gold Medal: Brown Recluse, Other Strong Beer

Four Sons Brewing, Huntington Beach

  • Silver Medal: Hopprentice, Pale Ale

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