PRESS RELEASE / October 20, 2020 (Ipswich, MA) —True North Ale Company was awarded a silver medal in its category for CERVEZA Mexican Lager at the 2020 Great American Beer Festival® (GABF) competition. The GABF competition is the largest and most prestigious competition in the United States, and is second only to the World Beer Cup internationally. CERVEZA, one of the flagship beers in the True North Ales portfolio, is brewed with flaked maize and El Dorado hops and fermented with Mexican lager yeast for a crisp, clean finish.

“Winning a medal at GABF is a very big deal in the craft brewing world,” said Jake Rogers, Founder & Chief of Brewery Operations. “Cerveza started out as a simple beer with a simple name in my homebrewing days. Credit and congratulations go to our Head Brewer Seth Barnum and our crew in the brewery for making it a stellar beer that appeals to casual beer drinkers and craft beer lovers alike.”

In its 34th year, the GABF saw more than 8,800 beers submitted for judging by more than 1,700 American breweries from all 50 states. Awards were given in 91 beer-style categories during the GABF awards ceremony on October 16, 2020, held virtually on The Brewing Network. GABF style guidelines determined that CERVEZA Mexican Lager fit the category “American-Style Cream Ale.”

True North Ale Company opened in 2017 in Ipswich, Massachusetts and specializes in hazy & juicy IPAs, sophisticated Belgian ales, classic lagers, cutting-edge sours, and many more traditional and experimental styles. In 2018, VINCIANNE Belgian Blonde, another core brand, earned the gold award for Belgian-Style Pale and Blonde Ales at the World Beer Cup.


About True North Ale Company

True North Ale Company is located in Ipswich, Massachusetts. Opened in 2017, its beers have been poured in nearly 1,000 bars and restaurants and sold in more than 1,000 stores in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The brewery has won major international awards, to include a Gold Award at the 2018 World Beer Cup. It has been voted Best Brewery on Boston’s North Shore three consecutive years. Its North Shore location features a 100+ seat tented patio, a 100+ seat taproom, and an events venue, The North Side, that may host events with more than 250 guests.

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