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Iowa Breweries bring home awards


July 10th, 2024 by Ric Hanson

(Radio Iowa) – Five Iowa breweries brought home awards from the 2024 U-S Open Beer Championships in Oxford,Ohio. Noreen Otto is the executive director of the Iowa Brewers Guild. “Iowa craft breweries broght home 13 medals at that national competition. It’s a really diverse competition with thousands and thousands of entries. So we’re really excited to see the Iowa brewing recognized for the quality craft that that’s coming out of the state,” she says.

There were more than nine-thousand beers representing over 170 different styles. Otto says the Iowa brewies won in several categories. “From Sioux City and Council Bluffs over to Decorah and then in the Des Moines area, it was really exciting to see you know some big names but also some emerging exciting breweries doing incredible things,” she says.

The following Iowa craft breweries received medal recognition:
Toppling Goliath Brewing, Decorah; Full Fledged Brewing Company, Council Bluffs;
Marto Brewing Company, Sioux City; Exile Brewing Company, Des Moines; Barn Town Brewing, Des Moines.