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GLBC Ales Score at 2011 World Beer Championships

Posted March 21, 2011

Commodore Perry, Burning River and Conway’s Irish Ale Secure Gold Medals

March 21, 2011—CLEVELAND, OHIO—Great Lakes Brewing Company (GLBC), Ohio’s most celebrated craft brewer of award-winning lagers and ales, announces that its Commodore Perry India Pale Ale, Burning River Pale Ale and Conway’s Irish Ale scored gold medals in their individual categories at the 2011 World Beer Championships conducted by the Beverage Testing Institute of Chicago.  Commodore Perry, available year-round, scored 92 Points in its category “India Pale Ale”, giving it a rating of “Exceptional”.  Burning River, another year-round, scored 91 Points in its category “American Style Pale Ale”, also giving it a rating of “Exceptional”.  Conway’s Irish Ale, a seasonal, scored 90 Points and a rating of “Exceptional” in the “Irish Style Ale” category (click on the “Points” for judging remarks).

Since GLBC’s inception in 1988, these three beers have garnered 17 gold medals collectively at the World Beer Champoinships, with Burning River achieving “World Champion” status in 1994.  The World Beer Championships are considered one of the major beer judging events throughout the world.


Great Lakes Brewing Company, which is comprised of a brewery and brewpub, was founded in 1988 by brothers Pat and Dan Conway as the first microbrewery in the state of Ohio and today remains Ohio’s most celebrated and award-winning brewer of lagers and ales. Great Lakes Brewing Company’s distribution area extends throughout the Great Lakes region and surrounding areas.