Two local breweries were gold medal winners in the second annual New York State Craft Beer Competition.
According to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the competition featured 642 beers brewed in New York State, and 23 of those beers were gold medal winners.
Saranac Brewery in Utica won three gold medals for the following categories and beers:
- Barrel Aged (Non-Sour): Basking in Bourbon
- Experimental: Varick Street Stout
- Golden Blonde Ale: Lake Placid Golden Blu
"We have been making great beer in New York State for 130 years and we are happy to once again get recognition for the wide variety of beers we are making as Saranac,” said Fred Matt, president of F.X. Matt Brewing Co., in a news release. “New York State is making incredible beer and we are proud to be part of the New York State beer community."
Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown also won a gold medal in the category of Wheat Beer (American, Wit, Hefe) for its Witte beer.
A total of 72 medals were awarded overall to 45 breweries, in 24 different categories. For a complete list of winners, click here.