Two Dayton-area breweries scored a nice little trifecta of gold medals at a just-completed international competition held each year in Lexington, Ky.
The 2018 Commonwealth Cup beer competition put on by Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. awarded gold medals to Dayton Beer Company’s Beast of Tadmor Village, Upright Smoked Lager, and Midnight Dream, and another three gold medals to Hairless Hare Brewery’s Imperial CRV, Barrel Aged Barley Wine and Barrel Aged Cold War.
“It’s a testament to the quality of our brewers and beer,” Peter Hilgeman, founder of Dayton Beer Company, told this news outlet this morning. “Two of those three beers have already won golds this year in another competition, and it really reinforces to our brewers that the beer we make is technically and skillfully well done.”
Hairless Hare co-founder Matt Harris said this morning, “It’s great to be part of all the medals coming back to Dayton this weekend and to show off what Dayton has to offer the craft beer world.”
Hairless Hare, located in Vandalia, collected four silver medals as well, and Dayton Beer Company’s Lost Tunnel label collected a silver for Deep Sea Diving.
Crooked Handle Brewing in Springboro collected two silvers and a bronze, Lock 27 Brewing in Dayton and Centerville earned four bronze medals, and Devil Wind Brewing in Xenia snagged two bronze medals.
The overall “best of show” award went to Braxton Brewing Co. in Covington, Ky. for its Barrel Aged Dark Charge Mole Stout.