Starr Hill Takes Home Gold & Two Silver at GABF
October 03, 2011
Charlottesville, Virginia, October 3, 2011—Starr Hill Brewery recently claimed a gold and two silver medals in the Brewer Association (BA) Great American Beer Festival 2011, a national beer competition that evaluates beers from around the country and recognizes the most outstanding beers being produced in America today.
The GABF remains the largest commercial beer competition in the world, with 3,930 beers competing for medals in 2011. Beers representing 526 breweries were featured in the competition. Award-winning brewers received highly esteemed gold, silver and bronze medals in 83 beer categories.
Starr Hill was awarded the Gold medal in the Vienna Lager category for its Jomo Lager, a light-bodied amber lager. Starr Hill also won two Silver medals. The first was for Monticello Reserve Ale in the Indigenous Beer category, and the second was for Smoke Out in the Smoke Beer category.
“We are honored to receive three prestigious awards from the Great American Beer Festival. Each of these awards is special in its own way. Jomo Lager is one of the first beers we ever brewed 11 years ago, and it has won gold, silver and bronze already. The Monticello Reserve is a brand new beer that brings an old style back to life, and we have only brewed Smoke Out twice, and each time it has won the silver medal,” states Mark Thompson, Founder & Master Brewer of Starr Hill Brewery.
Starr Hill Brewery was founded in September of 1999 at 709 West Main Street in Charlottesville, Virginia. Since its inception, the brewery has won 16 Great American Beer Festival Medals and two World Beer Cup awards. Starr Hill’s mission statement is to share the Gift of Great Beer.