The Governor’s Excelsior Craft Beer Cup has come again to Cayuga County.
Lunkenheimer Craft Brewing Co., of Weedsport, took the highest prize on the 2022 New York State Craft Beer Competitors, whose outcomes had been introduced Friday evening.
The brewery’s Woodruff Berliner Fashion Weisse tied for the best-of-show award with Wooden Kettle Brewing, of Hilton, which received for its Brother Bear brown ale.
It wasn’t the one award of the evening for Lunkenheimer, nor for Cayuga County’s craft breweries. Derric and Kristen Slocum’s brewery additionally received a bronze in Pale Ale for his or her Exit 40 Pale Ale, a silver in Porter (Non-Imperial) for his or her Uncle Gilbert Porter, and a Gold in Espresso, Chocolate, Spice and Different Adjunct Beer (Bitter) for his or her Woodruff Berliner Weisse.
With these wins, Lunkenheimer ranks among the many most profitable of the 400-plus breweries within the state on the awards. The Weedsport brewery had 9 medals earlier than this yr’s competitors.
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One other of the highest awards of the competitors went to a Cayuga County brewery. Shepherds Brewing Co., of Auburn, received the award for the very best beer comprised of no less than 60% New York state substances for its Flashpoint Scotch Ale. Garrett Shepherd’s downtown Auburn brewery received the gold medal in Amber/Pink Ales (British, American, Irish, Scottish) for a similar beer.
Additionally add to its medal depend was Auburn’s Jail Metropolis Brewing, which received silver in Hazy IPA for Citra Oasis, gold in Barrel-Aged Non-Bitter for Wham Whams imperial stout with coconut, and silver in Amber/Pink Ales for Copper John. Wham Whams received the Governor’s Cup in 2019, making Cayuga County the winner of the award two of the six years the competitors has been held.
Rounding out the Cayuga County winners was Aurora Brewing Co., of Ledyard, which received gold in Hazy Double IPA for its All Citra Tremendous Contemporary to Loss of life and silver in Espresso, Chocolate, Spice and Different Adjunct Beer (Non-Bitter) for its Darkish Ascent darkish lager with smoked malt and maple syrup.
WEEDSPORT — Lunkenheimer Craft Brewing Co. opened in September 2014, the primary licensed brewery in Cayuga County since Prohibition.
A complete of 1,264 beers had been submitted by 185 breweries for this yr’s competitors.
Grimm Artisanal Ales, of Brooklyn, and Strangebird Beer, of Rochester, received essentially the most medals (six and 5, respectively) and tied for the 2022 Brewery of the 12 months award.
For extra data, together with a full checklist of winners, go to nyscbc.com.