Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales Earns Gold & Silver Medals at Los Angeles International Beer Competition

Written by  Paul Starr
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Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales earned two medals at the Los Angeles International Beer Competition earlier this summer in California. The Dexter, Michigan-based craft brewery received a Gold Medal in the American Style Brett Ale category for its Oro de Calabaza and a Silver Medal in the American Style Sour Ale division for its La Roja.
Oro de Calabaza (8% ABV) is brewed in the Franco-Belgian tradition of strong golden ales. It is spicy and peppery, with a gentle hop bouquet and the beguiling influence of wild yeast.

La Roja (7.2% ABV) is an artisan amber ale brewed in the Flanders tradition. A deep amber in color, it offers earthy caramel, spice and sour fruit notes that are developed through the natural barrel aging. It is unfiltered, unpasteurized and blended from barrels ranging in age from two to ten months.

Both are available in year-round production, on draft and in new 375ml bottles (along with the original 750ml bottles).

The Jolly Pumpkin is part of Northern United Brewing Co., which also encompasses the Grizzly Peak and North Peak Beer Co. craft beer brands, as well as Civilized Spirits and Bonafide Wines. NUBC’s philosophy focuses on a dedication to conservation, inspiration and locally-sustainable practices.

Find NUBCo products at stores, restaurants, and bars all throughout Michigan, including: North Peak Brewing Company, Mission Table and Jolly Pumpkin Brewery, all in Traverse City; Jolly Pumpkin and Grizzly Peak, in Ann Arbor.

Paul Starr

Paul Starr

Paul Starr is the creator of the I'm a Beer Hound and one of the organizer and the driving force behind Art & Craft Beerfest, Lansing Beer Fest, Beerfest at the Ballpark Spring & Fall. When he's not working on Beer Hound he's probably watching the Lions, Tigers or Red Wings. Being a recent new Dad of twins, he doesn't have much extra time these days for mischief.