Sacramento brewers best in state, again

28 beers and ciders from Sacramento were recognized at the 2009 California State Fair Commercial Craft Brew Competition.

Sac Brew Master Brewer Peter Hoey is proud of his creations! (photo courtesy of Rick Sellers & Tracy Bethune, Pacific Brew News)
Sac Brew Master Brewer Peter Hoey is proud of his creations! (photo courtesy of Rick Sellers & Tracy Bethune, Pacific Brew News)

The 2009 California State Fair has faded off into fond memory, but you can still enjoy many of the beers that were honored at this year’s Commercial Craft Brew competition. In case you are confused by the judging results, beers (and ciders and meads) are entered into one of 28 categories (and 93 styles), are awarded both a designation of overall quality (gold, silver, bronze) and and an overall ranking in their beer style (1st, 2nd, 3rd). Congrats to our local brewers and thanks for all the great beer!

Sacramento Brewing Company
Gold – Russian Imperial Stout (1st place), Celtic Amber Ale (1st), Abbey IPA (2nd), Old Pappy Barrel Aged Wheat Wine (2nd), Red Horse Ale (3rd)
Silver – Sac Squatch Scotch Ale (2nd), Luna de Miel (2nd), Brewhouse Lager,
Bronze – Imperial Pale Ale
River City Brewing Company
Gold – Best Bitter (1st), Vienna Lager (1st), Consternation (2nd)
Silver – California Harvestweizen (2nd), Irish Red Ale
Bronze – Belgian Tripel, Black River Stout, Maibock, Wooden Head Ale, K Street Kolsch, Cap City Pale Ale
Sudwerk Privatbrauerei Hübsch (tap room in Folsom!)
Gold – Pilsner (1st)
Silver – Lager, Marzen
Bronze – Maibock, Hefeweizen
Two Rivers Cider Company
Gold – Huckleberry Cider (2nd)
Silver – Blood Orange Cider, MacIntosh Apple Cider

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