April 4, 2015
Fairport Brewing Company Makes a Clean Sweep with Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medals from the 2015 World Beer Championships sponsored by the Beverage Tasting Institute. FBC's Raider's Red earned a coveted Gold Medal. The Raider's Red was rated "Exceptional" and tied with Boston Beer Co.'s Sam Adam's Irish Red. Judges called the Raider's Red "a delicious and well balanced Irish ale with a nice chocolatey character and a warming finish." FBC earned a Silver Medal and a "Highly Recommended" rating for their very popular Apollo 8 Double IPA. "A rock solid IPA with a nice balance and length" was mentioned. The Bronze Medal was awarded to FBC's Farmhouse Cream Ale. "We are really proud of our accomplishments!" states Tim Garman (co-owner and founder). "Both the Raider's Red and the Apollo 8 have a great following and the Bronze Medal for our Cream Ale is a real boon for us as well. The Cream Ale is one of our New York State Beers and as a NYS Farm Brewery, it represents our commitment to use locally grown hops and malts. Placing with a NYS beer .. is really exciting for us." Fairport Brewing Company opened in February 2012. It is located in the Village at the corner of Main and Church for tastings and retail, in an historic Pure Oil gas station, that was rehabbed by FBC friends, family, and customers. The Beverage Tasting Institute, based in Chicago IL, is a professional beverage evaluation company. The beers were tested by a panel of experts from the brewing industry and academia.