Dayton Beer Company wins worldwide competition

It was quite a weekend for one Dayton brewery.

First, Dayton Beer Company's "Batch 100" golden strong ale was chosen over 300 beers from 20 countries and five continents to win both the Best of Show award and a gold medal at  the Alltech Commonwealth Cup Saturday during the second annual Alltech Craft Brews and Food Fest in Lexington, Ky. 

Incredibly honored to have won Best of Show at the Alltech Commonwealth Cup over the weekend! Our Batch #100 Belgian...

Posted by The Dayton Beer Company on Monday, May 18, 2015

This makes this beer’s second and third award at this competition, after winning a silver medal last year.

“As we are just getting ready to celebrate our third anniversary, it is especially meaningful for the Dayton Beer Company to win Best of Show withthe Batch 100 as the original was our one hundredth batch brewed," DBC Owner and Brewmaster Pete Hilgeman said in a release.

Four DBC Beers brought home bronze medals: Broken Trolley Blonde Ale, Mad River Milk Stout, Oregon Alley IPA and The Java Man Cometh.

In total, Dayton Beer Company took home five medals from this year's competition to go with the eight medals the brewery won last year. Brewery representative John Wiley (co-host of What's Brewing Dayton) was on hand to accept the award for DBC.

Batch 100 is described as a Belgian-style ale filtered and tank conditioned and made with candy sugar. The judges noted its subtle malty sweetness, pleasant dry finish, high carbonation and nice hop quality.

Winners were chosen by an expert panel of judges based on blind judging of appearance, aroma, flavor, body, style and quality.

On the same day as the competition, Hilgeman was married at the brewery's downtown location (congrats!), capping off a huge weekend for the brewery and its staff.

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