Idaho Falls, ID-June 2, 2017: Sockeye Brewing from Boise, Idaho is adding three medals to their list of achievements in brewing excellence today. The collective award tally for the Sockeye Brewers’ beer is now over 150 combined over their professional careers from sanctioned judging competitions including the North American Brewers Association, The Great American Beer Festival, the World Beer Cup, and the Western Idaho Fair.
Every year for the past 23 years, breweries from all over the Rocky Mountain region have gathered in Idaho Falls for the North American Beer Awards. It has become a tradition for brewers to come together at this festival in celebration of their best beers and share them with each other and the public. This year, Sockeye Brewing was awarded three medals in three separate categories. Sockeye brewers won bronze medals for Maibock Seasonal Lager and High Lakes Session IPA. Power House Porter earned its 15th competition medal, a silver in the brown porter category. About The North American Brewers Association: The NABA is a non-profit foundation with the mission “to secure beer’s role in our culture and society through the advancement of brewing quality and consumer education.” They do this each year by sanctioning beer awards, beer festivals, and a beer judging and evaluation course leading to the award of Gold, Silver and Bronze medals for excellence in various beer styles. Since 1997, hundreds of competitors have participated. All proceeds are directed to charity as per the foundation’s charter. Learn More about NABA at North American Brewers Association.
About Sockeye Brewing: Idaho handcrafted Sockeye beers were first offered as a locally brewed beer option to surrounding bars and restaurants. Sockeye Brewing continues to grow with the rising demand for quality craft beer in Idaho and the rest of the northwest. Recently, Sockeye brewers have moved the seven-barrel brewing system from its original home at the Cole & Ustick location out to the newer Fairview & Cloverdale facility to produce more specialty and experimental beers in conjunction with the fully-automated 40-barrel JVNW brewing system. The seven-barrel system brewed all the Sockeye beer for the state of Idaho for eight years. Today, Sockeye Brewing is still deeply rooted in Idaho with two brewpubs in Boise. It is also one of the top producing craft breweries in Idaho, and produces the biggest selling Idaho-made craft beer in the state. Our beers are currently available in seven states with more plans of expansion on the horizon. Learn more about Sockeye at http://www.sockeyebrew.com/.
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