Loowit Brewing Company brings home Silver Medal from World Beer Cup® – the most prestigious beer competition in the world – for Grimlock Rye Porter!
The 2016 World Beer Cup, held at Terrace Ballroom at the Philadelphia Convention Center on May 6th, is the capstone event of the Craft Brewers Conference held in the City of Brotherly Love this week. In Category 13, fifty-four beers were submitted that fit the criteria for Rye Beer. Vancouver’s own Loowit Brewing Company took home the Silver Medal for Grimlock Rye Porter.
Southwest Washington beer enthusiasts were only recently introduced to Grimlock as it debuted February 24th at Team Roadkill’s Annual Brewfest for MS at the Brickhouse in downtown Vancouver. Not your average porter, Grimlock features a hefty dose of rye malt to give it a little extra kick. This rye porter features pleasant notes of chocolate and coffee with just a hint of roasted barley which creates a creamy, delicious beer that goes down way too easy.
The award is cause for much celebration as co-owners and brewers, Devon Bray and Thomas Poffenroth are living out a part of what every brewer aspires to. Like so many of Vancouver’s brewers, Devon and Thomas started as hobbyists. From there, they balanced full-time jobs with brewing and opening a pub to share the fruits of their labor. Next, they were joined by innovative brewer Matt Freeland. Today, operations are in full-swing as Loowit Brewing’s brewery and taproom are open daily with nightly live music and… this just in… WORLD-RENOWNED BEER!
Get over to Loowit May 6th-8th to celebrate this win with the whole crew and enjoy Grimlock at Happy Hour prices all weekend long!
WHAT IS WORLD BEER CUP?
The Brewers Association developed the bi-annual World Beer Cup Competition in 1996 to celebrate the art and science of brewing. This global competition continues to create greater consumer awareness about different beer styles and flavor profiles while promoting international brewing excellence. The World Beer Cup, often referred to as “The Olympics of Beer Competitions,” is the most prestigious beer competition in the world.