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Autumn Arch Beer Project earns Bronze Medal

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Autumn Arch Beer Project’s Ride Lots Belgian Saison | PHOTO COURTESY OF AUTUMN ARCH BEER PROJECT

NEWARK – 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 (including all subcategories) were awarded gold, silver, and bronze medals at a ceremony at the Bellco Theatre in Denver on Friday evening during the Craft Brewers Conference and live streamed on The Brewing Network.

Autumn Arch Beer Project 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 boasts a 5.5% ABV and is described as light, feathery, and slightly hazy with a subtle pepper flavor to keep beer lovers interested with every sip. Autumn Arch is a small-batch, experimental brewery located in Newark that prides itself in serving local, authentic, funky beers. With fervent attention to fundamental brewing principles, a respect for traditional styles, and an entrepreneurial spirit, Autumn Arch produces ales, lagers, and sour beers of the highest character.

“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, in a statement. “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 took place in 34 sessions over 17 days with strict health and safety measures in place. 170 judges evaluated 9,680 entries from 2,192 breweries from all 50 states plus Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico.

“Despite being forced to cancel the festival portion of GABF, our brewing community rallied together to make this year’s GABF competition one for the books — our largest competition judged to date,” said Chris Swersey, competition director the 2021Great American Beer Festival, in a statement. “Judges continue to be impressed with the quality and innovation of all entries they evaluated. The Brewers Association is proud to honor this year’s deserving winners.”

For more information on the GABF competition, including a complete 2021 winners list and photos, visit GreatAmericanBeerFestival.com.

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