SOURCE: Fairplex


June 18, 2013 18:09 ET

Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition Announces Winners for 2013

A Samuel Adams Red Takes Top Honors

POMONA, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 18, 2013) - A Belgian-style lambic/sour ale took the top honors at the 2013 Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition. Earning a gold medal, Boston Beer Company, Samuel Adams Stony Brook Red took Best of Show among the 647 entries.

Judged in early June, the beer competition drew entries from as far as Iceland, Japan, Belgium, Rome and Mexico. Entries were up 33 percent from last year, with beers submitted into 82 divisions. Many styles and price ranges were represented. Beers were tasted by a 70-member panel comprised of BJCP certified judges, brew masters and beer industry officials.

This year, judges handed out 77 Gold medals, 75 Silver medals and 63 Bronze medals.

Other top gold-medal winners are:

  • Grupo Modelo-Crown Imports, Modelo Especial - American- or International-style Pilsner
  • Mission Brewery, Dark Seas Imperial Stout
  • Boston Beer Company, Samuel Adams Strawberry Lager - Fruit Beer
  • New Plant Beer Co., Raspberry Ale - Gluten-free Beer
  • Alaskan Brewing Co., Alaskan Summer - Golden or Blonde Ale

A complete list of winners can be found at

The public will get its first opportunity to taste the medal-winning beer at Cheers - L.A's Wine, Spirits, Beer & Food Festival June 22, a fundraiser benefitting The Learning Centers at Fairplex. Cheers, presented by Black Box Network Services, features the award winners from all the Los Angeles International Competitions (beer, wine, spirits and extra virgin olive oils), gourmet food trucks and dancing. A selection of winners will also be available for tasting at the L.A. County Fair, Aug. 30 - Sept. 29. For additional news and information from the Competition, please "like" us at

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