by Katie Schlientz
yonkers brewing co


The Local Brewing Company Was Awarded a Gold Medal at This Year’s U.S. Open Beer Championship

July 11th, 2018, YONKERS, NY – Yonkers Brewing Co.’s 914 Vienna Lager took home the gold medal at the 2018 U.S. Open Beer Championship in the Vienna category. The Ohio-based competition—the only one to include beers from professional breweries and award-winning home-brewers, and includes judges from England, Canada, and the United States—announced the winners July 9th.

914 Vienna Lager (5.3% ABV) features a fresh, full-bodied malt profile, with toasted and very lightly-roasted grain flavors for a subdued hop. It is a nice counter to all the heavily-hopped beers around these days. The lager was awarded the bronze medal in last year’s competition.

Yonkers Brewing Co. joins only four other New York State breweries—Lake Placid Craft Brewing, Spider Bite Beer Company, Blue Point Brewing, and Saranac Brewing—who took home medals during this year’s competition. 914 Vienna Lager placed ahead of Big Sexy Brewing (California) and Denver Beer Company (Colorado), who took home silver and bronze respectively.

“This is a big win for the brewery,” said John Rubbo, BrewEO of Yonkers Brewing Co. “We are happy to move up the ranks in this competition and proud to bring the gold medal back to Yonkers. This is a great testament to the changes we’re making with head brewer Ray Girard. His passion for the craft and a taste for innovation makes for very exciting beers!”

Yonkers Brewing Co. is celebrating the win with a 914 Gold Medal Dinner Tuesday, July 31st at 6:30 PM. The lager will also be featured at a beer dinner hosted by Sambal Thai & Malaysian in Irvington Thursday, August 2nd at 6:30 PM. For details about these events and to purchase tickets, please visit www.yonkersbrewing.com. 

914 Vienna Lager is also currently available in six-pack cans at the brewery and most local beer suppliers.


About Yonkers Brewing Co.

Born and bred to brew in Yonkers, a city with a rich history and significant inventions, a city that inspired co-founders John Rubbo and Nick Califano to dream big. Every beer is created with pride and ambition, knowing the evolution of the company enriches the already wonderful story of Yonkers. The resilient commitment to honor, innovation, and investment in their company—and their hometown—can be found in every sip.

Taste the innovation and sip on specialty and limited release beers exclusive to our tasting room. With a robust lineup of styles, you can pair the experience with a behind-the-scenes tour of our facility on the Yonkers waterfront. Explore the enjoyable brews, food, and culture hub that is Yonkers Brewing Co. 

For more information, check out www.yonkersbrewing.com or be social at fb.com/yonkersbrewing and
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