Autumn Arch Beer Project was awarded a bronze medal at the 2021 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition, presented by the Brewers Association. The best beers in 97 beer categories covering 175 different beer styles were awarded gold, silver, and bronze medals at a ceremony in Denver.
Also honored was Wilmington-based Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, which won a gold award for its American Pilsner produced at its Newtown, PA location. Each Iron Hill location brews its own beer. The company also has a production brewery in Exton, PA.
Iron Hill has won awards at the Great American Beer Festival nearly every year since its founding in Newark. It now has 20 locations in the Mid-Atlantic, South Carolina, and the Atlanta area.
Autumn Arch was recognized in the Classic Saison beer-style category for its Ride Lots Belgian Saison, one of the original beers brewed and served at the brewery’s opening day just over two years ago.
Ride Lots has 5.5% alcohol content and is described as light, feathery, and slightly hazy with a subtle pepper flavor.
Autumn Arch is a small-batch, experimental brewery located in Glasgow.
.“As a young brewery, this type of recognition is really thrilling for all of us,” said Jimmy Vennard, co-founder of Autumn Arch Beer Project. “Being honored for one of our first brews makes this celebration especially memorable for us, and we couldn’t be more excited for our brew team. We hope to be able to attend the festival in person next year and hopefully bring home some more hardware.”
Judging in Denver took place in 34 sessions over 17 days. One hundred seventy judges evaluated 9,680 entries from 2,192 breweries from all 50 states plus Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico.
For more information on the GABF competition, including a complete 2021 winners list and photos, visit GreatAmericanBeerFestival.com.