CascaZilla took first place in the American Amber Ale category, beating Rogue Amber Ale from Rogue Ales in Portland, OR, and Cricket Hill American Ale from Cricket Hill Brewing in Fairfield, NJ.
AlpHlpHa, one of our Excelsior! series beers came in third place in the Strong Beer – Imperial IPA category.
The 13th Annual Great International Beer & Cider Competition was held on Friday, November 13, 2009, in Providence, Rhode Island, one day before the 16th Annual Great International Beer Festival.
Two hundred forty-seven beers and ciders from 53 breweries and cideries representing 15 states and four foreign countries entered the competition. Forty-five professional brewers and beer industry journalists acted as judges in a blind tasting format. First, second and third place awards were presented in 20 categories of ales, lagers and ciders. The judges knew only the style and subcategory of each beer and cider.