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‘Our white whale:’ Wallenpaupack Brewing Company wins World Beer Cup medal

Wallenpaupack Brewing Company took residence a silver medal ultimately week’s World Beer Cup in Las Vegas.

The Hawley-based brewery claimed the award within the Belgian-Style Strong Blonde Ale class for its Kroon Belgian Golden Strong Ale, a 9% alcohol-by-volume beer that includes “a rich blend of yeast-derived aromatics, including pear, bubble gum and cracked peppercorn.”

It was the native firm’s first award on the World Beer Cup that this 12 months featured greater than 9,300 entries from greater than 2,000 breweries representing 50 international locations.

“The World Beer Cup has been our white whale beer competition, so finally hearing our name called and walking across that stage brought a flood of emotions, including elation, pride, and relief,” Wallenpaupack Head Brewer Logan Ackerley mentioned in a information launch. “Our production team works tirelessly to produce beer of the highest possible quality, so it was really gratifying to see Kroon be named one of the best in the world.”

Rebecca Ryman, the corporate’s proprietor and president, referred to as the World Beer Cup the world’s largest and most prestigious beer competitors.

“Winning here affirms our brewery’s spot — not only as one of the top breweries in Northeast Pennsylvania — but the country as a whole, and we’re honored to be recognized by this esteemed panel of judges,” she mentioned within the launch.

Kroon, which remains to be out there on the brewery and at choose stores, is the primary of a two-part Belgian Strong Ale collection from Wallenpaupack. Its counterpart, Trône Belgian Dark Strong Ale, is slated to hit cabinets later this 12 months.

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