Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Wolverine State Brewing Co's Gold Medal Win At The Great American Beer Festival For Raucher Smoked Lager

Written by  Paul Starr
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Wolverine State Brewing Co is pleased to announce a gold medal win for Raucher Smoked Lager from the Great American Beer FestivalⓇ competition. Presented by the Brewers Association, the GABF is the largest commercial beer competition in the world and recognizes the most outstanding beers produced in the United States. The medal was awarded on Saturday, October 8th in Denver, Colorado.
The medal win is the first for Wolverine State in the Great American Beer FestivalⓇ. Past awards for the brewery include Bronze Medal win for Raucher awarded by the World Beer Cup℠ in May 2016 and several medals from the World Expo of Beer. That medal count is composed of five gold, four silver, and four bronze medals for a wide variety of categories, with gold medals awarded to Faustian Baltic Porter, Barista Coffee Lager, District 16 Amber Lager, and Hopstadt Altbier. Gulo Gulo IPL was also named one of Draft Magazine’s Top 25 Beers of 2013.

Raucher is a Smoked Lager built on a base of German Beechwood Smoked malt. True to its style, it boasts a balanced profile of smoke, malt sweetness, and hop bitterness. The beer was developed by Brewmaster Oliver Roberts in 2015. It is currently available in the Tap Room.

The Great American Beer Festival takes place every year. This year, over 1,700 breweries entered beers into competition. Of the 7,227 beers entered, 286 were awarded medals. Wolverine State’s medal was one of ten medals awarded to Michigan breweries.

Wolverine State Brewing Co. was founded in 2006 by longtime friends and Ann Arborites Matthew Roy and Trevor Thrall. Production began at 2019 W. Stadium in early 2010 under the direction of Brewmaster Oliver Roberts, and the Tap Room opened at that same location later in 2010. Wolverine State, the leader of the Lager Revolution, specializes in creating balanced, unique, and innovative lagers, of which it boasts a portfolio of more than 65 varieties.

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.