Lone Tree Brewing Company's Mexican Lager was awarded a gold medal in the American Style Lager or Light Lager category at the 2017 Great American Beer Festival. The brewing company also picked up a silver medal for its Hop Zombie IPA in the Imperial Red Ale category.
“Our gold medal is a monumental achievement,” said Lone Tree head brewer Josh West. “It speaks to our quality, consistency and flavor.”
Mexican Lager is distributed year-round in canned six-packs across Colorado and in select locations in Kansas and Nebraska. The cult-followed Hop Zombie IPA comes out just once each year, during which time it has been available only on-draft and in limited bombers out of the brewery's tasting room in Lone Tree.
“The Mexican Lager was our way to prove to the beer consumer that sometimes less is more,” said Bridgette Geiger, Lone Tree Brewing sales director. “The Hop Zombie was our way of saying if you take quality ingredients and craft them just right — and have a little fun in the process— good things happen.”
Lone Tree became the first independently owned craft brewery to win in the American Style Lager category in 2015, when its Mexican Lager, formerly known as Summer Siesta, won a silver medal.
“These medals express to the beer world that we are relevant, passionate and committed to producing the highest quality craft beer possible,” West said.
Lone Tree Brewing Company was the first brewery in Lone Tree. It opened near Park Meadows in 2011. Go to lonetreebrewingco.com.
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