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AleSmith three-peats the San Diego International

Seventy more medals to decorate local tasting rooms

AleSmith tasting room
AleSmith tasting room

The results are in for the 2017 San Diego International Beer Competition, and as usual the home team just wanted these medals more. Of 168 medals handed out, 70 of them went to local breweries (and cideries). With 57 style categories in competition, San Diego earned 24 golds and 22 silvers — basically, 42 percent of all the medals stayed here in San Diego, a slight improvement over last year.

For the third year in a row, AleSmith earned the overall Champion Brewery distinction. It did so by claiming two golds and a silver, all in strong beer categories.

Also winning two gold medals this year were Bagby Beer and Duck Foot Brewing.

Rip Current Brewing and new entry Eppig Brewing led the field of multiple-medal winners, winning four apiece, including one each gold and silver.

The Pizza Port brand boasts a hefty haul of its own — its Carlsbad brewpub won gold and two silvers, while its Ocean Beach location earned gold and bronze and Bressi Ranch won a silver. Lost Abbey added three of its own, including two silver. Rounding out the three-medal tier, South Park Brewing claimed three medals, one of them silver.

Double-medal winners include Karl Strauss Brewing and Mason Ale Works, each with gold and silver. Council Brewing's Magic Factory label won gold and bronze medals, as did Mike Hess Brewing. Coronado Brewing won silver and bronze.

Joining Eppig and Mason Ale Works in the long list of new breweries to score accolades in this competition are Burgeon Beer, North Park Beer Co., and Resident Brewing, each with a single gold medal. Burning Beard Brewing claimed silver and bronze in pale-ale categories; while Pure Project and Second Chance Brewing each got silver and Culver Beer, bronze.

Finest Made Ales, the brewery formerly known as Butcher's, scored a gold medal, while the returning Indian Joe Brewing nabbed a bronze.

Meanwhile, San Diego breweries swept eight categories: brett and other sour beers, pilsners, American red ales, bitters, German ales, German weiss beers, bold stouts, and imperial stouts. Additionally, San Diego cideries took all medals in the specialty cider category: newly opened Newtopia Cyder won gold and bronze, while Turquoise Barn Cider took silver.

2kids Brewing Company Silver, Bitter — Incredulous Ordinary Bitter

Abnormal Beer Company Bronze, Chocolate and Chili Beer — Tummy Cuddles

Alesmith Brewing Company Gold, British — Style Strong Ale — Alesmith Private Stock Ale Gold, 051 — Barley Wine — Alesmith Old Numbskull Silver, 050 — British-Style Strong Ale — Alesmith Wee Heavy

Amplified Ale Works Bronze, Wood and Barrel Aged Strong Stout — Barrel Aged Nyctophobia

Bagby Beer Company Gold, English-Style Brown Ale — Three Beagles Brown Gold, Pilsener — Sweet Ride

Ballast Point Brewing Company Bronze, Irish-Style Red Ale — Piper Down

Barrel Harbor Brewing Company Gold, Belgian — Style Dark Ale — Rungnir

Belching Beaver Brewery — Oceanside Gold, Fruit Beer — Here Comes Mango! IPA

Belching Beaver Brewery Tavern & Grill Bronze, Imperial India Pale Ale — Thizz Is What It Is

Breakwater Brewing Silver, Rye Beer — Rye Dawn

Burgeon Beer Company Gold, Bitter — Taking The Biscuit

Burning Beard Brewing Silver, Belgian-Style Pale Ale — Get Thee To A Nunnery Bronze, American-Style Pale Ale — Circle Of Hops

Coronado Brewing Company Silver, Session Beer — Coastwise Bronze, American — Style Lager — Seacoast Pilsner

Council Brewing Magic Factory Gold, Brett and Other Sour Beer — Lickable Staves Bronze, Brett and Other Sour Beer — Broken Wand With Raspberries

Culver Beer Company Bronze, Belgian — Style Pale Ale — Tiger Ride

Dos Desperados Brewery Gold, German — Style Ale — Blonde Kolsch

Duck Foot Brewing Co Gold, Porter — London Calling Gold, Specialty Stout — Black Leprechaun

Fall Brewing Company Bronze, Pilsener — Plenty For All

Finest Made Ales Gold, 032 — Imperial Red Ale — Imperial Red Ale

Indian Joe Brewing Bronze, German-Style Weiss — Pineapple Passionfruit Gose

Intergalactic Brewing Company Silver, American Wheat Ale — Shut Up Wesley Wheat

J & L Eppig Brewing Gold, American Wheat Ale — Iwcbd Kottbusser Silver, Fruit Beer — Glitz And Glam Bronze, Bold Stout — Sinister Path Bronze, Porter — Natural Bridge: Baltic Porter

Karl Strauss Brewing Company Gold, Session Beer — Mosaic Session IPA Silver, German-Style Weiss — Windansea Wheat

Mason Ale Works Gold, American-Style Amber/Red Ale — Charley Hustle Silver, American-Style India Black Ale — Gunnar Noir

Mike Hess Brewing Gold, Imperial Stout — Umbrix Bronze, American-Style India Black Ale — Deceptio

Mikkeller San Diego Silver, Specialty Beer — Første Fødselsdag

Mother Earth Brew Co Gold, American — Style Brown Ale — Renown Brown

New English Brewing Co Bronze, Barley Wine — Barleywine

Newtopia Cyder Gold, Specialty Cider and Perry — Chai Me A River Bronze, Specialty Cider and Perry — Semi-Sweet

North Park Beer Co. Gold, Golden or Blonde Beer — Covington Cream Ale

Novo Brazil Brewing Co. Bronze, American — Style Amber/Red Ale — Mulata

Pizza Port Bressi Ranch Silver, American-Style Amber/Red Ale — Sharkbite Red Ale

Pizza Port Carlsbad Gold, Bold Stout — Z Man Silver, Australian/International-Style Pale Ale — Today Was A Good Day Silver, German-Style Ale — Kickflip Kolsh

Pizza Port Ocean Beach Gold, German-Style Weiss — Junk In Da Trunkel Dunkel Bronze, Belgian-Style Pale Strong Ale — Eyelashes

Prohibition Brewing Company Gold, American-Style Strong Pale Ale — Hop Chronicles

Pure Project Silver, 017 — Pilsener — Sensei

Resident Brewing Company Gold, French & Belgian Style Ale — Golden Kiss

Rip Current Brewing Gold, Coffee Porter and Stout — Java Storm Coffee Imperial Stout Silver, German-Style Bock — Breakline Bock Bronze, German-Style Bock — Delaminator Doppelbock Bronze, Imperial Stout — Rescue Buoy Ris

San Diego Brewing Co. Silver, Belgian-Style Wit or White Ale — Welter Wit

Second Chance Beer Company Silver, Irish-Style Red Ale — Mulligan Irish Red

Societe Brewing Company Bronze, Hybird Belgian — Style Ale — The Harlot

South Park Brewing Company Silver, Scottish-Style Ale — Grassmarket Bronze, Bitter — 2 Griffs Bronze, German-Style Ale — Here N Gone

Stone Brewing Bronze, American-Style India Pale Ale — Stone Brewing Delicious IPA

Stone Brewing – Liberty Station Silver, Bold Stout — Cimmerian Portal

The Lost Abbey Silver, Brett and Other Sour Beer — Veritas 018 Silver, Imperial Stout — Serpent's Stout Bronze, French & Belgian Style Ale — Carnevale

Turquoise Barn Cider Silver, Specialty Cider and Perry — Apple Pumpkin Spice

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AleSmith tasting room
AleSmith tasting room

The results are in for the 2017 San Diego International Beer Competition, and as usual the home team just wanted these medals more. Of 168 medals handed out, 70 of them went to local breweries (and cideries). With 57 style categories in competition, San Diego earned 24 golds and 22 silvers — basically, 42 percent of all the medals stayed here in San Diego, a slight improvement over last year.

For the third year in a row, AleSmith earned the overall Champion Brewery distinction. It did so by claiming two golds and a silver, all in strong beer categories.

Also winning two gold medals this year were Bagby Beer and Duck Foot Brewing.

Rip Current Brewing and new entry Eppig Brewing led the field of multiple-medal winners, winning four apiece, including one each gold and silver.

The Pizza Port brand boasts a hefty haul of its own — its Carlsbad brewpub won gold and two silvers, while its Ocean Beach location earned gold and bronze and Bressi Ranch won a silver. Lost Abbey added three of its own, including two silver. Rounding out the three-medal tier, South Park Brewing claimed three medals, one of them silver.

Double-medal winners include Karl Strauss Brewing and Mason Ale Works, each with gold and silver. Council Brewing's Magic Factory label won gold and bronze medals, as did Mike Hess Brewing. Coronado Brewing won silver and bronze.

Joining Eppig and Mason Ale Works in the long list of new breweries to score accolades in this competition are Burgeon Beer, North Park Beer Co., and Resident Brewing, each with a single gold medal. Burning Beard Brewing claimed silver and bronze in pale-ale categories; while Pure Project and Second Chance Brewing each got silver and Culver Beer, bronze.

Finest Made Ales, the brewery formerly known as Butcher's, scored a gold medal, while the returning Indian Joe Brewing nabbed a bronze.

Meanwhile, San Diego breweries swept eight categories: brett and other sour beers, pilsners, American red ales, bitters, German ales, German weiss beers, bold stouts, and imperial stouts. Additionally, San Diego cideries took all medals in the specialty cider category: newly opened Newtopia Cyder won gold and bronze, while Turquoise Barn Cider took silver.

2kids Brewing Company Silver, Bitter — Incredulous Ordinary Bitter

Abnormal Beer Company Bronze, Chocolate and Chili Beer — Tummy Cuddles

Alesmith Brewing Company Gold, British — Style Strong Ale — Alesmith Private Stock Ale Gold, 051 — Barley Wine — Alesmith Old Numbskull Silver, 050 — British-Style Strong Ale — Alesmith Wee Heavy

Amplified Ale Works Bronze, Wood and Barrel Aged Strong Stout — Barrel Aged Nyctophobia

Bagby Beer Company Gold, English-Style Brown Ale — Three Beagles Brown Gold, Pilsener — Sweet Ride

Ballast Point Brewing Company Bronze, Irish-Style Red Ale — Piper Down

Barrel Harbor Brewing Company Gold, Belgian — Style Dark Ale — Rungnir

Belching Beaver Brewery — Oceanside Gold, Fruit Beer — Here Comes Mango! IPA

Belching Beaver Brewery Tavern & Grill Bronze, Imperial India Pale Ale — Thizz Is What It Is

Breakwater Brewing Silver, Rye Beer — Rye Dawn

Burgeon Beer Company Gold, Bitter — Taking The Biscuit

Burning Beard Brewing Silver, Belgian-Style Pale Ale — Get Thee To A Nunnery Bronze, American-Style Pale Ale — Circle Of Hops

Coronado Brewing Company Silver, Session Beer — Coastwise Bronze, American — Style Lager — Seacoast Pilsner

Council Brewing Magic Factory Gold, Brett and Other Sour Beer — Lickable Staves Bronze, Brett and Other Sour Beer — Broken Wand With Raspberries

Culver Beer Company Bronze, Belgian — Style Pale Ale — Tiger Ride

Dos Desperados Brewery Gold, German — Style Ale — Blonde Kolsch

Duck Foot Brewing Co Gold, Porter — London Calling Gold, Specialty Stout — Black Leprechaun

Fall Brewing Company Bronze, Pilsener — Plenty For All

Finest Made Ales Gold, 032 — Imperial Red Ale — Imperial Red Ale

Indian Joe Brewing Bronze, German-Style Weiss — Pineapple Passionfruit Gose

Intergalactic Brewing Company Silver, American Wheat Ale — Shut Up Wesley Wheat

J & L Eppig Brewing Gold, American Wheat Ale — Iwcbd Kottbusser Silver, Fruit Beer — Glitz And Glam Bronze, Bold Stout — Sinister Path Bronze, Porter — Natural Bridge: Baltic Porter

Karl Strauss Brewing Company Gold, Session Beer — Mosaic Session IPA Silver, German-Style Weiss — Windansea Wheat

Mason Ale Works Gold, American-Style Amber/Red Ale — Charley Hustle Silver, American-Style India Black Ale — Gunnar Noir

Mike Hess Brewing Gold, Imperial Stout — Umbrix Bronze, American-Style India Black Ale — Deceptio

Mikkeller San Diego Silver, Specialty Beer — Første Fødselsdag

Mother Earth Brew Co Gold, American — Style Brown Ale — Renown Brown

New English Brewing Co Bronze, Barley Wine — Barleywine

Newtopia Cyder Gold, Specialty Cider and Perry — Chai Me A River Bronze, Specialty Cider and Perry — Semi-Sweet

North Park Beer Co. Gold, Golden or Blonde Beer — Covington Cream Ale

Novo Brazil Brewing Co. Bronze, American — Style Amber/Red Ale — Mulata

Pizza Port Bressi Ranch Silver, American-Style Amber/Red Ale — Sharkbite Red Ale

Pizza Port Carlsbad Gold, Bold Stout — Z Man Silver, Australian/International-Style Pale Ale — Today Was A Good Day Silver, German-Style Ale — Kickflip Kolsh

Pizza Port Ocean Beach Gold, German-Style Weiss — Junk In Da Trunkel Dunkel Bronze, Belgian-Style Pale Strong Ale — Eyelashes

Prohibition Brewing Company Gold, American-Style Strong Pale Ale — Hop Chronicles

Pure Project Silver, 017 — Pilsener — Sensei

Resident Brewing Company Gold, French & Belgian Style Ale — Golden Kiss

Rip Current Brewing Gold, Coffee Porter and Stout — Java Storm Coffee Imperial Stout Silver, German-Style Bock — Breakline Bock Bronze, German-Style Bock — Delaminator Doppelbock Bronze, Imperial Stout — Rescue Buoy Ris

San Diego Brewing Co. Silver, Belgian-Style Wit or White Ale — Welter Wit

Second Chance Beer Company Silver, Irish-Style Red Ale — Mulligan Irish Red

Societe Brewing Company Bronze, Hybird Belgian — Style Ale — The Harlot

South Park Brewing Company Silver, Scottish-Style Ale — Grassmarket Bronze, Bitter — 2 Griffs Bronze, German-Style Ale — Here N Gone

Stone Brewing Bronze, American-Style India Pale Ale — Stone Brewing Delicious IPA

Stone Brewing – Liberty Station Silver, Bold Stout — Cimmerian Portal

The Lost Abbey Silver, Brett and Other Sour Beer — Veritas 018 Silver, Imperial Stout — Serpent's Stout Bronze, French & Belgian Style Ale — Carnevale

Turquoise Barn Cider Silver, Specialty Cider and Perry — Apple Pumpkin Spice

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