Saugatuck Brewing Co. is proud to announce that Bonfire Brown, this year’s Gold Medal winner in the American Brown Ale category has also been named “Best in Show” among a record 624 entries in the annual World Expo of Beer competition, held on April 29th. This marks the second year Bonfire Brown has received this distinction, having also received “Best in Show” honors in 2013. In addition, SBC’s Third Bear was awarded the Gold Medal in the British Bitter category, having won “Best of Show” honors in 2012 under its previous name, ESB/Amber.
The competition is traditionally hosted in advance of the festival, which will be held this weekend, May 19-20.
Saugatuck Brewing Co., founded in 2005 is a full production microbrewery with a traditional family style pub featuring a full menu, outdoor seating and live entertainment year round. Fifteen unique beer styles, all produced in house, plus wine and hard cider are available daily in the Pub. “SBC” distributes 18 signature styles in bottles and kegs, plus many others available on tap only throughout Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Florida, New Jersey and Nebraska plus several foreign markets. The brewery also features the only active brew-on-premise program in Michigan, utilizing five copper kettles and a wide array of ingredients and recipes allowing individuals and groups to brew, bottle and label their own unique creation.