Denver CO, October 2014 - Earlier this month at the Great American Beer Festival, Buoy Beer Company won the silver medal in the European-Style Dunkel category, adding to an already exciting first year for Astoria Oregon's newest brewery.
"Dunkel was one of the lagers Luke Colvin, Buoy Beer's CEO, served at the original investor meetings," said Dan Hamilton, Co-Founder at Buoy Beer Company. The Dunkel was instrumental on selling their start-up idea to the investor pool and now wins Buoy Beer Company its first GABF medal.
The Dunkel originated as a home-brew recipe, first made in 1989 by Dan Hamilton. The recipe was translated to commercial scale by Head Brewer Kevin Shaw. "In up-scaling to the production system, we went with a darker Munich malt to yield the desired rich mahogany color and to deliver those nutty, bready flavor notes you want in a good Dunkel."
About Buoy Beer Company
Buoy Beer Company opened its doors, brewing on their pilot system on February 14th, 2014 and begun brewing on their 20-BBL Production Brewery in April 2014. The brewing staff of Kevin Shaw (former Head Brewer of Bridgeport Brewing Co.), Dan Hamilton, Kirk Hurd, and Wally Makela specialize in traditional European-Style lagers and NW-Style ales. The award-winning Dunkel will be on tap at the brewery's taproom in Astoria Oregon and at Portland-area pubs such as Belmont Station, Horse Brass Pub, ABV Public House, Beer Mongers, Imperial Bottle Shop, Untapped, Hawthorne Hophouse, and others. See their website for a complete list and for more information.