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Wallenpaupack Brewing Company in Hawley wins 2 ‘Best of Craft Beer Awards’ in international competition

Wallenpaupack Brewing Company in Hawley wins 2 ‘Best of Craft Beer Awards’ in international competition
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From a press release:

Today, Wallenpaupack Brewing Company, the award-winning craft brewery and brewpub in Hawley, announced it has won two bronze medals in the 2020 Best of Craft Beer Awards, an international beer competition that took place Feb. 7-9 in Bend, Oregon.

During the course of the three-day judging, 262 medals were awarded across 95 categories. Judges were comprised of Beer Judge Certification Program members and a variety of leading industry experts who sampled the beers and awarded prizes. Wallenpaupack Brewing achieved bronze medals for two of its most popular beers, which are offered daily at the brewery (on draft and in cans, growlers, and crowlers) and distributed at bars, restaurants, and off-premise locations throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania. These include:

  • Paupack Cream Ale – A flagship beer named after the lake region, Cream Ale is an American classic that’s straw-colored, crisp, and refreshing (4.5 percent ABV).
  • Hawley Hefeweizen – A German-style wheat beer that gets its character from lots of wheat, a few hops, and a Bavarian yeast strain. It’s light and delicious with notes of banana and clove (5.1 percent ABV).

In total, 170 breweries representing 33 states were awarded medals during this year’s competition. Only two breweries in the state of Pennsylvania were awarded prizes, with Wallenpaupack Brewing Company receiving two out of the three awards. The other was Rusty Rail Brewing Company in Mifflinburg.

“This is the first time our beers have been recognized by leading experts outside of the state of Pennsylvania, and we’re absolutely thrilled that these judges saw in our beers what we – and our customers – already know and love,” said Becky Ryman, owner of Wallenpaupack Brewing Company.

“It’s an honor to represent the best of Pennsylvania craft brewing and stand with the many other craft breweries around the country producing exceptional beers.”

Wallenpaupack Brewing Company is an award-winning brewery located in Hawley, adjacent to Lake Wallenpaupack, the state’s second-largest man-made lake, found in the Pocono mountains. Inspired by the lake, the brewery produces a variety of exceptional craft beers that offer refreshment and complexity for any occasion. Independently owned and operated by Rebecca Ryman since 2017, Wallenpaupack Brewing is committed to independence, exceptional craft brewing, and the community it calls home.

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The 2020 @bestofcraftbeerawards have been chosen and we are excited to announce that we won bronze medals for TWO of our flagship beers: Paupack Cream Ale & Hawley Hefeweizen.⠀ ⠀ The international beer competition took place February 7-9 in Bend, Oregon and during the course of the three-day judging, 262 medals were awarded across 95 categories. Judges were comprised of Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) members and a variety of leading industry experts who sampled the beers and awarded prizes. In total, 170 breweries representing 33 states were awarded medals during this year’s competition. Only two breweries in the state of Pennsylvania were awarded prizes, with Wallenpaupack Brewing Company receiving 2 out of the 3 awards.⠀ ⠀ This is the first time our beers have been recognized by leading experts outside of the state of Pennsylvania, and we’re absolutely thrilled that these judges saw in our beers what we (and our customers) already know and love!⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #BoCBA #craftbeer #indiapaleale #brewery #craftbrewery #craftbeer #beer #ipa #hops #hopheads #hopfarm #craftbeernotcrapbeer #brew #beerstagram #beertography #beeroftheday #beerlover #seektheseal #craftbeerlover #drinkcraft #beerme #beerlife #drinklocal #supportlocal #nepa #pennsylvania #lakewallenpaupack #wallenpaupackbrewingco #poconos

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