Sprecher Brewing wins medals at ’14 World Beer Cup

Special to The Freeman

April 14, 2014

GLENDALE – Two beers from Sprecher Brewing Co., Glendale, have won medals in the 2014 World Beer Cup.

Black Bavarian, Sprecher’s signature beer, won a gold medal in the German-style Scwarzbier category. The beer beat 46 other entries to win its first World Cup medal at the international beer competition held in Denver, Colo.

“We’re happy Black Bavarian got the recognition it deserves,” said Craig Burge, a Sprecher Brewmaster.

In addition, Shakparo, a West African-style beer, won a bronze medal, beating out 17 other entries in the Gluten-Free beer category.

The 2014 World Cup Awards had its highest number of entries to date with 4,754 beers from 1,403 breweries representing 58 countries, according to the Brewers Association.