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MillerCoors Claims Eight Medals at 2012 Great American Beer Festival
Highlight Overall Medal Count
Miller Lite and Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy
CHICAGO (October 15, 2012) – MillerCoors raked in eight medals this weekend at the Brewers Association’s annual Great American Beer Festival (GABF). Miller Lite received silver out of 51 entries in the American-Style Lager, Light Lager or Premium Lager category and Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy took home silver in the Fruit Wheat Beer category.
Tenth and Blake Beer Company, the craft and import division of MillerCoors, had a solid showing by winning five of the company’s eight medals, including three gold medals.
“We’re thrilled with how our peers and beer fans across America responded to our entries in this year’s GABF,” said David Ryder, MillerCoors vice president of brewing and research. “Between taking silver with Miller Lite and receiving three gold medals for brands from our craft beer team, MillerCoors continues to prove it has the best and most diversified portfolio in the American beer industry.”
• Miller Lite (Miller Brewing Company) – American-Style Lager, Light Lager or Premium Lager
• Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy (Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company) – Fruit Wheat Beer
• Keystone Light (Coors Brewing Company) – American-Style Lager, Light Lager or Premium Lager
• Mickey’s Malt Liquor (Miller Brewing Company) – American-Style Specialty Lager or Cream Ale or Lager
Some of the other winners include:
DuClaw X – 1 “Silver Medal Winner- Chocolate Beer”
Pabst Blue Ribbon “Gold Medal Winner- American-Style Lager, Light Lager or Premium Lager”
Shiner Oktoberfest “Gold Medal Winner German-Style Märzen”
Tommyknocker Butt Head Bock “Gold Medal Winner Bock”
Samuel Adams Double Bock “Silver Medal Winner: German-Style Doppelbock or Eisbock “
Yards Extra Special Ale (ESA) “Bronze Medal Winner: Extra Special Bitter”