Help us celebrate our Silver Medal win from the Great American Beer Festival for our “Monk In Public” Beer. This will be a week long celebration starting on Saturday, December 10 and going thru Saturday December 17. Purchase a glass of Monk In Public beer and receive a keepsake Belgian Style glass to take home with you (while supplies last). Join us on Saturday December 10th from 5 – 7 pm and you can even have your glass signed by the brewmaster of this beer, Jake Turner.
There were only 4 breweries in Ohio that won medals at this competition.
The kitchen staff at Maize Valley has created a special sandwich in honor of this award – the Monk Junk Burger. This 8 oz. burger, grilled to your liking, will be topped with beer candied bacon, and our own special Monk in Public Barbecue Sauce. We finish this delicious sandwich with melted cheddar cheese, fresh lettuce and tomato, and your choice of side. The Monk Junk Burger will be available all week – be sure to stop in for lunch or dinner from Saturday, December 10 thru Saturday, December 17!!!
Boulder, CO • October 8, 2016—In its 30th year, the 2016 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition awarded 286 medals to some of the best commercial breweries in the United States. Presented by the Brewers Association, GABF is the largest commercial beer competition in the world and a symbol of brewing excellence.
In a ceremony at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, prestigious gold, silver and bronze medals were awarded to winning breweries in 96 beer categories covering 161 different beer styles (including all subcategories), establishing the best examples of each style in the country.
Winners were chosen from 7,227 competition entries (nearly 9 percent more than the 6,647 entries in 2015 and surpassing all previous participation records) from 1,752 breweries hailing from 50 states plus Washington, D.C.
The competition also saw its biggest-ever panel of judges, with 264 beer experts from 12 countries, including the U.S., and 170 competition volunteers.