It was pretty darn exciting to be sitting amongst the Iron Hill Brewery Folk on Saturday night.
There was a slow start to their success...having not been announced a medal nearly half way through the ceremony, but once they received their first medal- Bob Barrar, Justin Sproul and Mark Edelson didn't have a chance to sit down for a long duration the rest of the night.
There were 90 categories and the first medal announced was
Category #44 Belgian Style Sour Ale
Bronze: Lambic de Hill (Media)
Category #46 Belgian Style Dubbel
Bronze: Iron Hill Abbey Dubbel
Category #65 British Style Imperial Stout
Silver: Crazy Ivan
and Gold: Russian Imperial Stout
Category #87 American Style Sour Ale
Gold Medal Raspberry Torte
In addition to being extremely talented brewers- it could barely be argued that they are some of the nicest people around.
Oh and it's nice to know I've got a jeroboam of that Russian Imperial Stout waiting for me to pick up;)