KARL’s Red Trolley and Mosaic Session IPA Win Gold at LA International Beer Competition
PRESS RELEASE April 2016
San Diego, CA — April 22nd, 2016 The annual Los Angeles International Beer Competition (LAIBC) took place earlier this month, and Karl Strauss Brewing Company is proud to announce that two of their core beers both won gold medals.
Red Trolley, one of the most decorated craft beers of all time, earned another gold medal in the Irish-style Red Ale category. This beer was first released in 1989 as the first Karl Strauss holiday ale and has been a staple in California’s craft beer scene ever since. It’s a proven ringer in its category, consistently medaling in competitions since the company started entering them in 2009. With the addition of the 2016 LAIBC gold medal, Red Trolley now has 19 medals in its trophy case.
The other big win for Karl Strauss was their Mosaic Session IPA which took gold in the session beer category for the second year in a row! KARL’s Mosaic has now medaled in 3 straight LAIBC competitions. Mosaic Session IPA is one of the newer additions to KARL’s core lineup, and it’s been a fan favorite right from the moment it left the tank as a small-batch brew. This surprisingly sessionable hop bomb boasts 6 medals since its 2014 release, including a win at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF).
“It’s such a rewarding feeling to watch our core beers continue to bring home medals. Red Trolley and Mosaic have both proven to set the standard for their respective styles. It’s a great testament to the talent of our brewing team and their ability produce medal winning beers across a wide variety of beer styles.” Matt Johnson, Brewmaster, Karl Strauss Brewing Company.
Karl Strauss has now racked up 90 medals in just the last 6 years.
To learn more about Karl Strauss Brewing Company’s award-winning Mosaic Session IPA and Red Trolley Ale visit www.karlstrauss.com.
About Karl Strauss Brewing Company
Karl Strauss Brewing Company has pioneered the San Diego beer scene since 1989 with innovative beer releases like Aurora Hoppyalis IPA, Two Tortugas Belgian Quad, and Wreck Alley Imperial Stout. The brewery has won 90 medals since 2009 and its Red Trolley Ale is one of the most award-winning beers in the world. The company is currently ranked #46 on the list of the country’s top craft breweries with sole distribution in California. For more information visit www.karlstrauss.com or call the brewery at (858) 273-2739. Share it. Cheers.