Gold Medal Winners Rely on Birko for Better Beer

October 17, 2012

HENDERSON, Colo. — Birko, a leader in providing sanitation solutions to the craft brewery industry, announced that many of its customers were recognized at this year’s Great American Beer Festival.

“Birko customers took home many gold, silver and bronze medals at the 2012 GABF competition,” said Dana Johnson, Birko’s brewery specialist. “Our customers know that Birko’s cleaning and sanitation products help them make a better beer – batch after batch. We’ve consistently earned the reputation of solving our customers’ toughest brewery problems.”

These Birko brewery customers won gold medals:

Category 3: Fruit Beer
Dry Dock Apricot Blonde, Dry Dock Brewing Co., Aurora, Colo.

Category 11: Specialty Honey Beer
West Bound Braggot, Twisted Pine Brewing Co., Boulder, Colo.

Category 13: Other Strong Beer
Reverb Imperial Pilsner, Boulevard Brewing Co., Kansas City, Mo.

Category 14: Experimental Beer
Redrock Paardebloem, Redrock Brewing Co., Salt Lake City, Utah

Category 16: Indigenous Beer
Got Beer, BJ’s Restaurant & Brewery, Boulder, Colo.

Category 21: Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer
Jerry Maker, BJ’s Restaurant & Brewery, Boulder, Colo.

Category 26: Kellerbier or Zwickelbier
Bottle Rocket, Uncle Billy’s Brew & Que – Lake Travis, Austin, Texas

Category 31: Munich-Style Helles
6X Helles, CB & Potts Restaurant & Brewery – Ft. Collins, Ft. Collins, Colo.

Category 36: German-Style Märzen
Shiner Oktoberfest, Spoetzel Brewery, Shiner, Texas

Category 39: American-Style Dark Lager
Shiner Bock, Spoetzel Brewery, Shiner, Texas

Category 40: German-Style Schwarzbier
Shiner Bohemian Black Lager, Spoetzel Brewery, Shiner, Texas

Category 41: Bock
Butt Head Bock, Tommyknocker Brewery, Idaho Springs, Colo.

Category 44: Golden or Blonde Ale
Steelhead Extra Pale Ale, Mad River Brewing Co., Blue Lake, Calif.

Category 45: German-Style Kolsch
Capital City Kolsch, Blind Tiger Brewery & Restaurant, Topeka, Kan.

Category 57: Ordinary or Special Bitter
DBA, Firestone Walker Brewing Co., Paso Robles, Calif.

Category 60: Irish-Style Red Ale
Irish Red, Glenwood Canyon Brewing Co., Glenwood Springs, Colo.

Category 61:English-Style Brown Ale
Sierra Blanca Nut Brown Ale, Sierra Blanca Brewing Co., Moriarty, NM

Category 63: American-Style Black Ale
Wookey Jack, Firestone Walker Brewing Co., Paso Robles, Calif.

Category 68: Belgian-Style Witbier
ZON, Boulevard Brewing Co., Kansas City, Mo.

Category 69: French- and Belgian-Style Saison
Saison, Funkwerks, Ft. Collins, Colo.

Category 71: Belgian-Style Lambic or Sour Ale
Sour Reserve, Upland Brewing Co., Bloomington, Ind.

Category 73: Belgian-Style Strong Specialty Ale
Deceit, Funkwerks, Fort  Collins, Colo.

In addition, Birko customer Funkwerks, Fort Collins, Colo., won Small Brewing Company and Small Brewing Company Brewer of the Year.

About Birko
Birko is a leading provider of food safety solutions to the protein processing, food and beverage industries. Birko manufactures concentrated CIP, sanitation, antimicrobial intervention and process chemical formulations. Birko’s equipment division, Chad Equipment, LLC, designs and manufactures chemical dispensing systems, antimicrobial mixing and spraying conveyors and carcass washing and pasteurizing equipment. Birko’s information technology includes BirkoStats, an online chemical usage tracking system. Founded in 1953, Birko is a WBENC Certified Women’s Business Enterprise and was awarded Supplier of the Century by the National Meat Association.