Comrade Brewing was named 2019 Small Brewing Company of the Year by the Brewers Association today at the 33rd Great American Beer Festival® awards ceremony after receiving gold medals for two of its India Pale Ales. This is the fifth medal the brewery has won since opening in 2014. The medals and winners were announced at an awards ceremony held October 5 at the Colorado Convention Center.
Superpower IPA, was awarded a gold medal in the American-Style Strong Pale Ale category, which had 131 entries. Superpower IPA is an American IPA with loads of Pacific Northwest hops that lend huge pine and grapefruit hop aroma and citrus flavors. Its bitterness is balanced with a crisp, light malt character and is available year-round at the Comrade Brewing tasting room. Just a few days prior, the Denver Westword called it one of the most important beers in Colorado history.
More Dodge Less RAM, a triple-dry hopped sister of Superpower IPA, took gold in the second most-entered category, American-Style India Pale Ale, which had 342 entries. More Dodge Less RAM was the first beer that Comrade brewed after a Dodge Ram plowed into the brewery three years ago.