Karl Strauss Wins Gold for Best IIPA in CA, Aurora Hoppyalis Ranked #1 Selling Craft Beer in Sprouts

San Diego, CA — July 5th, 2017 Since launching Tower 10 IPA back in 2009, Karl Strauss Brewing Company has built an impressive line-up of sought after IPAs, and these award-winning beers have amassed 25 medals in prestigious beer competitions. Craft beer drinkers have taken notice, as evidenced by Aurora Hoppyalis ascending to become the fastest selling craft beer item at Sprouts stores in California.

KARL’s IPA portfolio includes year round availability of Mosaic Session IPA, Tower 10 West Coast IPA, Aurora Hoppyalis San Diego-style IPA, and Big Barrel IIPA. Thanks to their small batch program, KARL brewers frequently release many other IPAs that have developed a cult following like Singularity Black IPA, Boat Shoes IPA, and Frank the Dank IIPA.

In just the last two years, Big Barrel IIPA has been recognized as one of the best double IPAs in California, winning silver in last year’s San Diego International Beer Competition and recently winning gold in the 2017 California State Fair Commercial Craft Beer Competition. “Winning medals in the double IPA category in San Diego and California is no small feat given the region’s preference for hoppy beers. We are honored to earn these medals as judged by our peers in the industry.” – Matt Johnson, Brewmaster Karl Strauss Brewing Company.

The company’s San Diego-style IPA, Aurora Hoppyalis, has been on a tear since its release in 2015. In its first year in the market, Aurora Hoppyalis medaled at the Great American Beer Festival and won two consecutive trophies at the “California Craft Throwdown,” a regional beer week competition in which craft fans determine the best tasting IPA in California via a blind taste test. The beer has captivated IPA fans, earning more than 21,000 ratings on Untappd and has recently been crowned the fastest selling craft beer brand in Sprouts stores in California.

Rounding out the company’s year round offerings, KARL’s Mosaic Session IPA has racked up 10 medals in regional, national, and international competitions since its launch just four years ago.

With exciting plans to offer Aurora Hoppyalis and Mosaic in 12oz cans, and the release of Boat Shoes IPA in early August, KARL has no plans to slow down with their India Pale Ales. For more information on KARL’s award-winning line-up of IPAs visit www.karlstrauss.com.

About Karl Strauss Brewing Company
Karl Strauss Brewing Company has been proudly independent since 1989, pioneering the craft beer scene with innovative beer releases like Aurora Hoppyalis IPA, Queen of Tarts Dark Sour, and Wreck Alley Imperial Stout. The brewery has won 104 medals since 2009 and was recently honored with the 2016 “Mid-Size Brewing Company of the Year” award at the Great American Beer Festival. For more information visit www.karlstrauss.com or call the brewery at (858) 273-2739. Share it. Cheers.

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