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Lindemans Faro took first place at the Great International Beer & Cider Competition in the "fruit/spice" category.

GREAT INTERNATIONAL BEER & CIDER COMPETITION
NOVEMBER 4, 2011
PROVIDENCE, RI
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 7, 2011


Contact: Competition Director: Gregg Glaser, 203-971-8710, greggglaser@
yankeebrew.com; Festivals of America: Maury Ryan, 401-272-0980,
mryan@beerfestamerica.com


The 15th Annual Great International Beer & Cider Competition was held on
Friday, November 4, 2011, in Providence, Rhode Island, one day before the 19th
Annual Great International Beer Festival. Festivals of America produced both
events. New England beer newspaper Yankee Brew News was the media
sponsor of the competition.


Three hundred twenty-five (325) beers and ciders from breweries and
cideries across the U.S. and from around the world entered the competition.
Fifty-five (55) professional brewers and beer industry journalists acted as judges
in a blind tasting format. First, second and third place awards were presented in
27 categories of ales, lagers and ciders. The judges knew only the style and
subcategory of each beer and cider.


Since the competition began in 1997, over 2,000 beers and ciders have
been judged. The awards were presented during the afternoon session of the
beer festival, announced by Yankee Brew News editor Gregg Glaser. On the
floor of the festival, held at the Rhode Island Convention Center, over 5,500 beer
lovers were able to sample over 230 beers and ciders.


The 16th Annual Great International Beer & Cider Competition and the 20th
Annual Great International Beer Festival will take place in November 2012 in
Providence. The 6th Annual Great International Spring Beer Festival will take
place on April 14, 2012 in Providence — www.beerfestamerica.com.

GREAT INTERNATIONAL BEER & CIDER COMPETITION
NOVEMBER 4, 2011
PROVIDENCE, RI
WINNERS

FRUIT/SPICE — LAGER/BELGIAN
1) Faro Lambic, Brouwerij Lindemans Brouwerij, Vlezenbeek, Belgium
2) Nor’Easter Winter Ale, Thomas Hooker Brewing, Bloomfield, CT
3) Samuel Adams Winter Lager, Boston Beer Co., Boston, MA

More results: www.distilleryage.com/GIBC_2011_WINNERS.pdf


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