Denizens Brewing Wins Gold Medal in 2022 World Beer Cup

Denizens Brewing Co. won a gold medal in the Brewers Association’s 2022 World Beer Cup competition, the brewery announced in a tweet.

Denizens won with The Gold beer in the Brett beer category, a type that CraftBeer.com describes as “unique beers [that] vary in color and can take on the hues of added fruits or other ingredients.”

“Most beers produced in the United States are made with saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast (sometimes referred to as ‘Sacc’ or ‘Brewer’s Yeast’),” Julie Verrati, co-founder and chief brand officer, told the Source in an email.

“A Brett beer uses wild strain called brettanomyces, which is more difficult to control and creates more of a ‘funky’ flavor profile instead of the cleaner profiles of regular ales and lagers,” she continued.

“Depending on how the brettanomyces is used in the fermentation process notes of clove, citrus, pineapple and even cherry pie can be achieved,” added Jeff Ramirez, co-founder and chief beer officer.  “The beer that won the gold for us this year is 100% fermented with our house Brett blend and I specifically get citrus and pineapple aromatics from it.”

The World Cup competition attracted 10,542 entries from 2,493 brewers in 57 countries, the largest competition yet. The awards were presented last Thursday at the close of the Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America held in Minneapolis.

Denizens has two locations, 1115 East-West Highway in Silver Spring and 4550 Van Buren St. in Riverdale Park.

Photo courtesy Denizens

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