For those who haven’t heard the news…
Peace Tree Brewing Company’s Blonde Fatale was awarded a Gold medal in the “Belgian-Style Blonde Ale or Pale Ale” category at the 2014 World Beer Cup® Awards Ceremony on Friday, April 11th!
To celebrate, we’re throwing a party!
Join us on Friday, May 2nd starting at 5 p.m. for an evening commemorating one of our most beloved brews!
Celebratory toast to be given at 6:30 p.m.
Live music by Roxi Copland trio from 8-10 p.m. No cover charge!
Mo’Rub of Des Moines will be on hand all evening, grilling up delicious local grub to pair with your brews!
Special tappings of Nitro Blonde, Firkin Blonde and Bitter Blonde!
We hope to see you there!
Some more information on this award:
The Brewers Association (BA)-the not-for-profit trade group dedicated to promoting and protecting America’s small and independent craft brewers-announced the results of one of the largest commercial beer competitions to date. The awards were presented at the conclusion of Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America® in Denver, Colorado.
Peace Tree Brewmaster Joe Kesteloot has a passion for Belgian-style beers and winning an award in this category is especially gratifying. Joe first produced Blonde Fatale in 2010 as a celebration of the change in Iowa law which increased the allowable ABV (alcohol by volume) enabling Iowa breweries to brew styles above the former 6.25% limit. Prior to this change, Iowa breweries could not compete with many styles on the world stage.
After a popular debut as a draft-only offering, Blonde Fatale was put into bottles in 2011 and has quickly become a best selling beer for Peace Tree. Beer drinkers have loved the delicate and unique flavors of this full bodied Belgian style beer as well as its attractive packaging.
It was the first time the Blonde Fatale had been entered in the global biennial competition which this year drew the highest number of entries to date. The 2014 competition of the World Beer Cup saw 4,754 beers from 1,403 breweries representing 58 countries-a 21 percent increase in the number of entries from the 2012 World Beer Cup, which had 3,921 entries.
Brewers from five continents earned awards from an elite international panel of judges at this tenth biennial competition, with brewers from 22 countries-ranging from Australia and Brazil to Taiwan and the United Kingdom-honored. Judges awarded 281 out of 282 total possible awards, reflecting the chance for one gold, one silver and one bronze award in each of 94 beer style categories. For more details on the World Beer Cup see www.worldbeercup.org.