New Mexico Breweries Win Awards at Great American Beer Festival

By Christopher Ortiz, Albuquerque Business First

Ed Sealover | Denver Business Journal

October 8, 2019 – New Mexico breweries returned from Denver’s Great American Beer Festival with an armful of medals.

Five New Mexico breweries won a total of seven medals and one was named a top brewery overall.

Santa Fe’s Rowley Farmhouse Ales was named Small Brewpub and Small Brewpub Brewer of the Year.

Below are this year’s New Mexico winners:

  • Rowley Farmhouse Ales (Santa Fe): Meier – Gold medal, German-Style Sour Ale
  • Sierra Blanca Brewing Co. (Moriarty): Cherry Wheat – Silver medal, Fruit Wheat Beer
  • La Cumbre Brewing Co.: Acclimated APA – Silver medal, American-Style Pale Ale
  • Rowley Farmhouse Ales: Agent Orange – Apple Brandy Barrel – Silver medal, Wood- and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer
  • Rowley Farmhouse Ales: Côte d’Or – Double Cerise – Bronze medal, Mixed-Culture Brett Beer
  • Toltec Brewing Co.: Shaman Stout – Bronze medal, Oatmeal Stout
  • Tumbleroot Brewery and Distillery (Santa Fe): Double Brown Ale – Bronze medal, Other Strong Beer

A handful of these breweries are still in the hunt to win Business First’s Battle of the Breweries, a bracket-style competition. Voting for round one ends Monday. Battle of the Breweries is sponsored by Atkinson & Co.

More than 60,000 attendees and 800 brewers were expected to attend the 38th Great American Beer Festival that ran through the weekend, according to sister publication Denver Business Journal.

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