Red Rock Brewery Wins Gold at the 2014 World Beer Cup® Awards

Red Rock Brewing Co.’s Paardebloem judged among the best beers in the world.

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Red Rock Brewing Co. brought home Utah’s only Gold Award from the largest commercial beer competition to date at the 2014 World Beer Cup® awards held April 11, in Denver, Colorado.

The gold was awarded to Red Rock Brewing Co. in the Experimental Beer category for its Paardebloem, Belgian style ale inspired by a hops supplier dispute.

Paardebloem is brewed using dandelion greens as a bitter in place of hops.  Other notable ingredients include toasted Pilsner malt, grains of paradise, and peaches.  Paardebloem, Flemish term for dandelion, is hazy gold in color and has a light effervescent mouth-feel.

“Brewers from around the globe participate in the World Beer Cup to win recognition for their creativity and brewing skills,” said Charlie Papazian, president of the Brewers Association. “For a brewer, a World Beer Cup gold award allows them to say that their winning beer represents the best of that beer style in the world.” There were 4,754 beers entered from 1,403 breweries representing 58 countries at this year’s event.

About Red Rock Brewing Co.:

Founded in 1994, Salt Lake City based Red Rock Brewing Co. is one of the most innovative small breweries in America and was named Brewpub of the Year in 2007 by the Great American Beer Festival. Red Rock Brewing Co. operates three brewpubs in Utah, located in downtown Salt Lake City, at Fashion Place in Murray, and Park City. Red Rock distributes a selection of their specialty ‘high-point’ bottled beers in UDABC stores including Elephino Double IPA, Bobcat Nut Brown, Golden Halo Blond Ale, Drioma Russian Imperial Stout and Le Quatre Saison.

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