Brewery News: OR: Portland: Lompoc Brewing responds after Proletariat Red wins a Silver Medal at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF)

Press Release
image courtesy Lompoc Brewing

PORTLAND, Ore. – Lompoc Brewing’s Proletariat Red won a Silver Medal at the 2015 Great American Beer Festival® (GABF) which took place in Denver, Colorado on Sept. 26.

Proletariat Red won silver in the American-Style Amber/Red Ale category, out of a total of 94 entries. This was only the second time Lompoc has entered the prestigious competition.

“It’s nice to get some recognition from our peers for a Lompoc classic,” stated Lompoc owner Jerry Fechter. “I've always thought Proletariat Red is one of the Northwest's best Reds and now we have validation with a GABF medal."

Deep chestnut in color, Proletariat Red features a toasted malt profile with biscuit undertones leading to notes of caramelized pear and cinnamon. It strikes an ideal balance between malt and hops.

“We are very proud to have received this medal,” exclaimed head brewer Bryan Keilty. “Everybody on the Lompoc team works extremely hard to make the finest beer in the Northwest. The GABF is an amazing event and reminds us how lucky we are to be in the craft beer industry."

To celebrate the win, Lompoc will be offering tastes of Proletariat Red to everyone at all five of its pubs this Friday through Sunday.

Lompoc was one of 16 breweries in Oregon awarded a total of 19 medals — including five bronze medals, seven silvers and seven golds.

About Lompoc Brewing
A long-time Portland craft beer fixture established in 1996, Lompoc (pronounced Lom-Pock) creates seven flavorful year-round beers, plus a ridiculous number of seasonals. You can find Lompoc in 22 oz bottles and on draft at locations around town, and at its five neighborhood pubs: Fifth Quadrant and Sidebar in North Portland, Hedge House and Oaks Bottom in Southeast, and the Lompoc Tavern in NW Portland. For more information, call 503-288-3996or visit www.lompocbrewing.com and @LompocBeer on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Drink Local, Drink Lompoc!
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