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The Los Angeles Brewery Medal Winners from the 2020 San Diego International Beer Competition

The Los Angeles Brewery Medal Winners from the 2020 San Diego International Beer Competition

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The 2020 San Diego International Beer Competition awards ceremony was held on Tuesday, October 6th and we’re stoked that 12 awesome LA-area breweries are taking home medals this year!

The San Diego International Beer Competition is one of the largest and most competitive brewing contests held in Southern California each year. The event typically coincides with the San Diego County Fair at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in early summer, but due to the uncertainty of COVID-19, the event was postponed to a later date.

After the details were worked out with beer entry deliveries by late August and socially distanced judging in mid-September, plans were made for a virtual awards ceremony on October 6th.

While things are never the same as they are in-person, there was a lot to be excited about with this year’s winners. Here’s a list of the LA brewery winners from the 2020 San Diego International Beer Competition:

 

Gold

Herb & Spice Beer: To Live & Thai in LA by Angel City Brewery in DTLA

Brett & Other Sour Beer: Jungalow Juice by Arrow Lodge Brewing in Covina

Wood & Barrel Aged Strong Stout: Bourbon Barrel-Aged The Shroud by Bravery Brewing in Lancaster

Smoked Beer: The Big Meat by Enegren Brewing in Moorpark

Golden or Blonde Beer: LA Blonde by Angel City Brewery in DTLA

Australian/International Style Pale Ale: Day Job by Three Weavers Brewing in Inglewood

American Style Strong Pale Ale: Claremont IPA by Claremont Craft Ales in Claremont

American Style India Black Ale: Hoppa Emeritus by Beachwood Brewing in Huntington Beach

German Style Ale: Seafarer by Three Weavers Brewing in Inglewood

Belgian Style Dark Ale: Quad by Project Barley Brewing

Barley Wine: Big Game by Bravery Brewing in Lancaster

 

Silver

Coffee Porter and Stout: Mocha Machine by Beachwood Brewing in Huntington Beach

Wood and Barrel Aged Strong Beer: Old Jetty by El Segundo Brewing in El Segundo

Dark Lager: Nighthawk by Enegren Brewing in Moorpark

American Style India Black Ale: Powder Chest by 14 Cannons in Westlake Village

Imperial India Pale Ale: Knotty by Three Weavers in Inglewood

Imperial Red Ale: Happy Days by Claremont Craft Ales in Claremont

American Style Brown Ale: Bronco Brown by Innovation Brew Works in Pomona

Belgian Style Sour Ale: Funk Yeah! by Beachwood Blendery in Long Beach

 

Bronze

Fruit Wheat Beer & Vegetable Beer: Q-Cumber Pale Ale by San Fernando Brewing in San Fernando

Specialty Beer: Adam Bier by Angel City in DTLA

Smoked Beer: Blondfire by Enegren Brewing in Moorpark

Dark Lager: K-17 by 14 Cannons in Westlake Village

American Style Juicy or Hazy IPA: Fog Factor by Beachwood Brewing in Huntington Beach

Imperial Stout: The Shroud by Bravery Brewing in Lancaster

 

Congratulations to ALL the winners and participating breweries. While winning a medal is a great accomplishment, it is by no means a prerequisite for brewing great beer. It just goes to show how robust the Southern California craft brewing community is now, and how far Los Angeles has come as a compelling craft beer destination.

So while you’re out there drinking some of these 2020 SD International Beer Competition award-winning beers around Los Angeles, you should also be purchasing beers from the dozens of other awesome LA breweries out there as well.

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