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StillFire Brewing Wins Bronze Medal at 2020 Great American Beer Festival

StillFire Brewing Wins Bronze Medal at 2020 Great American Beer Festival

StillFire Brewing in Suwanee, Georgia has announced that its Orange Diva Wit Beer won a Bronze medal at the 2020 Great American Beer Festival. Full details on this victory from the brewery can be found below.

Suwanee, Georgia – StillFire Brewing was awarded a bronze medal at the 2020 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition, presented by the Brewers Association. The best beers in 91 beer categories covering 170 diff erent beer styles (including all subcategories) were awarded gold, silver, and bronze medals during a virtual ceremony Friday, October 16, hosted on The Brewing Network.

StillFire was recognized in the Belgian-Style Specialty Ale category for its Orange Diva Blood Orange Wit Beer, a delicious twist on a classic Belgian treat. Orange Diva is a nod to the classic witbier, starting with the original revival base of white wheat, Pilsner malt and oats. Curacao orange peel and coriander are lightly added for complexity, and a Belgian yeast completes the profi le for a fragrant, delicate, and refreshing beer. StillFire’s twist is the addition of Blood Orange in just the right amount to amplify and add to the delicious orange character in a very pleasant way. StillFire is a 20-barrel brewery located in Suwanee, Georgia  that prides itself in creating innovative, world-class beers that even the non-beer drinker can still enjoy.

“In a year that has been defined by struggles, it’s very satisfying to see our team celebrating this exciting achievement today,”  said Aaron Bisges, general manager of StillFire Brewing. “We have had to make a lot of adjustments with how we operate this year, but the one thing that has never changed is that our brewers are still making world-class beer despite all of 2020’s challenges.”

Judges for the 34th edition of the celebrated competition evaluated 8,806 entries from 1,720 breweries from all 50 states plus Washington, D.C. Socially distanced judging took place in 35 sessions over 18 days with strict safety measures in place.

“This year’s GABF competition may have looked a little different, but the beers entered into the competition were as impressive and innovative as ever,” said Chris Swersey, competition manager, Great American Beer Festival. “This has arguably been one of the most challenging years breweries have ever faced, so we hope these awards serve as a symbol not only of brewing excellence but also the resiliency of the craft brewing community as a whole.”

For more information on the GABF competition, including a complete 2020 winners list and photos, visit GreatAmericanBeerFestival.com.

To learn more about StillFire Brewing, visit https://stillfirebrewing.com/