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Charlotte Breweries bring home five GABF medals

Charlotte’s breweries continue to make a name for themselves, and nowhere was that more apparent than this past weekend in Denver.

The 2018 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) saw local breweries win five medals, the most ever in a given year for the area. Previously, no more than two Charlotte breweries had placed in the same year. NoDa Brewing and Wooden Robot captured golds, while one of Charlotte’s newest breweries, Divine Barrel nabbed a silver medal. Rounding out the group with bronzes were Triple C and Cornelius’ D9 Brewing.

Wooden Robot’s inaugural GABF medal came for a beer just recently released. Part of the brewery’s sour ale “Réserve” series, the gold in the Fruited Wood- and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer went to Resérve Dorée de Pêche, a sour golden ale that was aged in French Oak Chardonnay barrels and refermented on local peaches. Head brewer and co-founder Dan Wade has wowed many with Wooden Robot’s sour beers, and this award was deserved recognition.

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