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The 10th Annual San Diego International Beer Competition & Festival Crowns You’re Such A Dort as BEST OF SHOW at 2016 San Diego County Fair

Released: June 18, 2016

DEL MAR, CA (June 18, 2016) – You’re Such A Dort, a beer from Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. of Santa Barbara, CA, was announced as Best of Show for the San Diego International Beer Competition & Festival after two days of beer tasting and judging. The awards ceremony was held today at the 2016 San Diego County Fair, presented by Albertsons Vons.

This year 1,374 beers, ciders and meads from 14 countries and 28 states were entered in the competition. More than 100 select industry professionals and certified judges evaluated the beer in a closed, blind session with beers being judged against other beers of similar style as defined by the Brewers Association style guidelines for beers and by Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) guidelines for meads and ciders.

The competition consisted of 48 beer, three mead and three cider divisions. Awards were given as ribbons in bronze, silver, and gold. Additionally, there are Champion Brewery and Champion Meeder/Cider Awards.

You’re Such A Dort gold lager pays homage to the traditional style lagers of Dortmund, Germany. The beer’s sound hop bitterness that is balanced by malt character, comes from pilsner and Munich-style malts. This 5.4% lager quenches thirst with its floral and toasty flavor. Best of Show is awarded to the top overall beer at the Beer Festival and receives a perpetual trophy sponsored by the San Diego Brewers Guild.

San Diego County breweries won a total of 106 medals out of 141 awarded. The 2016 Champion Brewery winner is San Diego’s own Ale Smith Brewing Company, with the most combined points overall. Remarkably, this is Ale smith Brewing Company’s second year in a row as Champion Brewery, besting 254 other breweries from 28 states and 16 countries. Angry Orchard Cider Company from Boston was crowned 2016 Champion Meeder Cidery for their outstanding ciders and garnered two Gold medals, a Silver and a Bronze.

The beer festival continues from noon – 4 p.m., Sunday, June 19 at the Fair with an Educational Beer Stage, one last special release beer to be tapped and poured until the barrel runs dry, and lots of fun contests like “Best Beerd,” “Best Pretzel Necklace.” Echo Athletics will provide free giant-sized games, King Barrel will provide fun barrel furniture and Cypress Grove will offer beer and cheese pairings featuring the new Fair theme beer, Steampunk Ale.
Find the entire list of winners at www.sandiegobeerfestival.com.

About the San Diego County Fair

Start your summer with Adventure and Imagination!
“Mad About the Fair” is the theme for the 2016 San Diego County Fair, presented by Albertsons|Vons which will run through Monday, July 4th. The Fair will be closed Mondays (except July 4th) and the first two Tuesdays.

Make every day of the Fair a “Frabjous Day” with the Best Pass Ever! ONLY $26! Valid every day the 2016 Fair is open through July 4. Come to the Fair whenever you want and stay for as long as you like every day, “Callooh! Callay!” (Tickets for general admission are $16 per day). The Best Pass Ever is non-transferable and valid only for admission; not valid for rides, food, games, parking, or any concerts that require a separate ticket. More info at www.sdfair.com/bestpassever.

Let the COASTER be your designated driver to the Fair! The $17 : Fair Tripper ticket includes Fair admission and round-trip transportation using the North County Transit District’s COASTER, SPRINTER, and BREEZE. A valid NCTD, Amtrak or Compass Pass is required to ride the free shuttle to the Fairgrounds from the Solana Beach Train Station.

Share the ride, enjoy the ride

It’s party time at the Fair and the fun starts when you hit the road! Avoid the hassles of driving and limited parking. There are many alternate ways to get to the 2016 San Diego County Fair. Take an Uber or Lyft and share the ride, or take public transportation and enjoy special discounts and pricing! For more information on public transportation go to: www.sdfair.com/transportation .

Follow us on Twitter for up to date traffic and parking information: www.twitter.com/sdfair .

The San Diego County Fair is the largest annual event in San Diego County and one of the 10 largest Fairs in North America, drawing more than 1.5 million visitors annually. Visit www.sdfair.com.


For more information, please contact:
Linda Zweig
(858) 792-4262
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