We at Valiant Brewing Company are beyond excited to announce the addition of several new awards for our Orange County-based beer. Since we first opened our doors in March of 2013, Head Brewer, Brian Schroepfer has put his engineering background, as well as his Master Brewers certification from the American Brewers Guild, to good use in designing beer with complex, multi-layered flavors and aromas. Now a few of those beers are being recognized as some of the best in the region, and even the country.
“It’s really rewarding to receive recognition for our hard work on a local, national and international level,” Brian said. “It truly is an honor and validates all the hard work and effort I put into each brew.”
Our Belgian-Style Dark Ale, Axiom, won a Gold medal this summer at the San Diego International Beer Festival (SDIBF). We also took home another Gold medal for our Scottish-Style Ale, The Bruce. More than 12,000 beer lovers attend SDIBF every year, and more than 400 different international beers are represented. We were so thrilled to stand out in such a prestigious crowd.
This summer Valiant Brewing Company also earned three awards from the Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition, including two gold medals for The Bruce and Axiom. We were also awarded a bronze medal for our Barrel-Aged version of Axiom. This international competition has been around for nearly 15 years and boasts the highest standards of excellence in judging and beer tasting, so these awards were also quite an honor.
Lastly, but not least, this year’s United States Open Beer Competition named us one of the top ten breweries in the country. We also won a Gold medal in the competition for Stentorian, our Barley Wine, a silver medal for our Belgian Pale Ale, Criterion, and another silver for Crescendo in the American Premium Lager category. We were also excited to win a bronze medal for Axiom in the Belgian Quadrupel category.
Submitting your own beer to a international, national or even local beer competition can be a daunting experience. Each competition brings with it it’s own set of requirements for packaging, transporting and categorizing beer submissions.
Brian said, “It’s takes a lot of detail to make sure your beers arrive how they should, and in the right categories, to put your best foot forward.”
Already we’re getting great responses about the awards from our customers in the tasting room. Now, we’re hoping the awards will have a positive effect on our efforts to get the word out about our beer to people all over Southern California.
Brian added, “It highlights the beer again to everyone. Sometimes it needs a little push to get going.”
We hope you’ll come in, meet the gang, and try some of our award winning beer soon!
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As we are running around getting permits right now. This is temporarily on hold!
ABC, TTB, FDA…. etc! Once obtained we’ll be jumping on the events!