KettleHouse Brewing Company claimed a gold award in the 2014 World Beer Cup, a global beer competition that evaluates beers from around the world and recognizes the most outstanding brewers and their beers.
Gold, silver and bronze awards in the competition’s 94 beer style categories were presented April 11, 2014 during the World Beer Cup award ceremony at the Hyatt Regency in Denver, Colorado.
KettleHouse Brewing Company was awarded a gold award in the English Style IPA beer style category for its Double Haul IPA, a slightly American take on a traditional English style. Double Haul starts with a strong malty presence that is typical of the style and then compliments it with a special blend of American hops designed to emulate the classic English hop character. This beer has a toffee-like maltiness balanced by the perfect amount of hop bitterness.
KettleHouse Brewing Company is a 14,000 barrel brewery located in Missoula Montana whose mission is to match the quality of their beers with the quality of the Montana outdoor experience. They are dedicated to producing quality craft beers sustainably, while supporting their local communities. KettleHouse beers are currently only distributed in Western Montana.
“I’m really happy for our amazing production team and our great support staff. These folks put their passion into making our beers and to see them win accolades is extremely satisfying” said Tim O’Leary, owner of KettleHouse Brewing Company. “Right now craft beer is on fire and IPAs are leading the charge. To be recognized as a world class IPA maker is huge.”
World Beer Cup winners were selected by an international panel of 219 beer judges from 31 countries. Regarded as the “Olympics of Beer Competition,” the World Beer Cup saw an impressive field of 4,754 entries from 1,403 breweries in 58 countries.
Presented by the Brewers Association, the World Beer Cup has been held every other year since 1996, to celebrate the art and science of brewing by recognizing outstanding achievement. For more additional information, visit the World Beer Cup website.