Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Nebraska Brewers Win at the World Beer Cup

At the recent World Beer Cup, two Nebraska breweries took home medals. Farnam House won a silver medal for their Bier de Garde and Ploughshare won silver for their blond bockbier, Pivo Bublina. Congratulations, you guys! Here's to more future medals!

By now I am sure you have heard that Farnam House took home a silver medal for our Biere de Garde. It was in the category for Belgian and French style Ales. There are many great beers in this category and to even be considered is an honor. To be judged as one of the three best is very humbling to say the least. We got to share this stage with Gold Medal winner Barrel Aged Woodthrush from Little Fish Brewing in Athens, OH. The Bronze went to Domaine DuPage from Two Brothers Brewing Company in Warrenville, IL. Cheers!! #Nebraskabeer #worldbeercup#worldbeercup2016 #craftbeer #Omaha #Nebraska#Wedontcoast #explorenebraska

Ploughshare Brewing Co. Wins Award at World Beer CupLincoln, Nebraska • May 9, 2016—Ploughshare Brewing Co. claimed a silver award in the 2016 World Beer Cup, a global beer competition that evaluates beers from around the world and recognizes the most outstanding brewers and their beers. Gold, silver and bronze awards in the competition’s 96 beer-style categories were presented May 6, 2016 during the World Beer Cup award ceremony at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Ploughshare was awarded the silver award in the German-Style Heller Bock/Maibock beer style category for its Pivo Bublina, a
blond bockbier with notable honey, marmalade, and floral hop notes and an off-sweet finish. Maibock, literally a bockbier (strong lager) brewed for release around May 1st, is a traditional pale colored bock style and is generally hoppier and crisper than the sweeter dark bocks brewed brewed for Christmas and Easter.
 “This beer exemplifies what craft brewers can do to honor classic beer styles. Our custom brewhouse allows us to craft lagers such as Pivo Bublina in the same manner as the best German and Czech brewers,” said Matt Stinchfield, Founder at Ploughshare. “We chose the best quality German malt, hops, and yeast, which along with our exceptional brewing water and patience, gave us all the ingredients to produce a world class lager.”
 Pivo Bublina is Czech for “beer bubble.” Stinchfield explains the name: “After two glasses of this deceptively strong lager, you might find yourself in a place of mellow wellbeing. We call this “being in the beer bubble, hence the name.” The winning beer is on tap at the brewery’s taproom and at better draught accounts in the Lincoln area. World Beer Cup winners were selected by an international panel of 253 beer judges from 31 countries. Regarded as the “Olympics of Beer Competition,” the World Beer Cup saw an impressive field of 6,596 entries from 1,907 breweries in 55 countries. Presented by the Brewers Association, the World Beer Cup has been held every other year since 1996, to celebrate the art and science of brewing by recognizing outstanding achievement. For more additional information, visit the World Beer Cup website. Ploughshare is a 15-bbl microbrewery located at 1630 P St. in Lincoln. The brewery specializes in brewing classic styles of ales and lagers, as well as adventurous seasonal styles. Ploughshare has been selling its beers in draught format for just 18 months. Special cask beers are tapped weekly. The taproom also offers wine, gluten free beer, and non-alcoholic beverages, including fresh French pressed coffee and nostalgic sodas as well as an ever-changing beer-inspired menu.  The brewery sources only the highest quality ingredients for its beer and food.  Matt Stinchfield, Owner and Head Brew Master, opened Ploughshare Brewing Co. in July 2014. Learn more at:
Ploughshare founder Matt Stinchfield receives the silver award for Pivo Bublina from BrewersAssociation president Charlie Papazian at the 2016 World Beer Cup awards ceremony in Philadelphia, May 7, 2016.

1 comment:

Paul said...

Congrats gang! The State is making some fantastic beers - way to show 'em!