Divine Barrel Brewing Awarded Silver Medal at the Great American Beer Festival®

The BIG Lubelski Honored for Brewing Excellence in Historical Beer category.

Charlotte, NC • 9-22-18—Divine Barrel Brewing received a silver medal at the 2018 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition. Presented by the Brewers Association, GABF is the largest commercial beer competition in the world and recognizes the most outstanding beers produced in the United States. The top three winners in the competition’s 102 beer-style categories were announced September 22 at the Great American Beer Festival awards ceremony held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado.

The DBB Team with the one and only Charlie Papazian

Divine Barrel Brewing was recognized in the Historical beer-style category for its The BIG Lubelski, a Polish style Gratzer – Brewed with 100%oak-smoked wheat malt and Polish Lubelski hops. Mildly sweet & bready with a restrained bitterness and a clean oak smoke finish. Divine Barrel is a 10-barrel microbrewery located in Charlotte, NC that specializes in wild and sour beers. In fact, our real focus lies in building and developing our barrel and foeder program that grows with us over time and lets us share our passion and excitement for wood fermented and wood-aged beers with the Charlotte community and beyond.

The 2018 GABF competition winners were selected by an international panel of 293 expert judges from 8,496 entries, received from 2,404 U.S. breweries, plus 101 Pro-Am and 49 Collaboration entries.

“The 32nd edition of the GABF competition yielded a remarkable turnout of the country’s most exemplary beers,” said Chris Swersey, competition manager, Great American Beer Festival. “I’m continuously impressed by contenders’ talent and passion and would like to extend congratulations to this year’s winners for their excellence in brewing.

For more GABF competition information, including the 2018 winners list and photos, visit GreatAmericanBeerFestival.com.