Societe Brewing was founded in San Diego for a specific reason—in our opinions, it is the center of the universe where craft-brewing is concerned. With hundreds of breweries, and droves of famous, award-winning beers from skilled, talented brewers, San Diego County is a top-tier fermentation destination if there ever was one. We wanted to challenge ourselves to brew to the level that our hometown’s artisans are known for; to earn our place within this magnificent community. So, it is with great elation that we announce our recent success at the 2019 San Diego International Beer Festival’s professional brewing competition. Behind the hard work of our brew crew, we brought home five medals (more than any other San Diego County brewery), nabbing a pair of golds in the process and barely missing out on Champion Brewery of the Year by a razor-thin margin.

The following are the Societe beers that stood out among more than 1,500 other entries from breweries in 26 states and five countries at this year’s SDIBF competition…

  • Gold Medal: The Harlot Belgian Blonde Ale, Hybrid Belgian-style Ale
  • Gold Medal: The Baroness Helles Lager, European Lager
  • Silver Medal: The Highwayman Brett-aged Pale Ale, Brett & Other Sour Beer
  • Bronze Medal: The Swindler Barrel-aged Blonde Ale, Brett & Other Sour Beer
  • Bronze Medal: The Coachman Session IPA, Session Beer

To be clear, winning an award in no way makes our beers any better than they were a day ago, a month ago or five years ago. And it’s the everyday work of creating high-quality ales and lagers for our fans on a consistent basis that motivates us. But we’re only human and it’s always nice to be recognized in competitions like these, particularly when they are judged by our industry peers and true fans of craft beer, as the SDIBF always is. We appreciate the hardware we’ll soon proudly display in our tasting room, but honestly, it’s just an honor to get to compete on the world’s foremost stage for innovative brewing. Thank you for supporting us and letting us be a part of #SDBeer!

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