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Session Black Wins Gold at the World Beer Cup®

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We are so proud of the newest member of the Full Sail family. Session Black recently claimed a gold medal in the American-style dark lager category at the Brewers Association (BA) World Beer Cup® 2010, the world's largest-ever commercial beer competition. The prestigious event is a global beer competition that evaluates beers from around the world and recognizes the most outstanding beers being produced in the world today.


"After winning the gold medal at the Great American Beer Festival®, it is such a treat to go two for two and also win gold at the World Beer Cup®. We are thrilled that the judges recognized the balance and complexity in Session Black. With both Session and Session Black our brewers show that we can make beers that are easy to drink, but never at the expense of character," said Jamie Emmerson, Full Sail's Executive Brewmaster.


Session Black Lager, with its sophisticated grey label, is short, dark and totally drinkable. The initial tastes are a subtle balance of caramel and chocolate malt flavors with precise hopping to provide an elegant citrus background to the delicate finish of dark cocoa. 


Gold, silver and bronze medals in the competition’s 90 beer-style categories were awarded April 10, 2010 during the World Beer Cup Gala Awards Dinner at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers in Chicago, Ill., U.S.A. World Beer Cup 2010 winners were selected by an international panel of 179 beer judges from 27 countries. An impressive field of 3,401 entries from 642 breweries in 44 countries made up the competition. More than 3,800 breweries in 100 countries were invited to compete.


In addition Draft Magazine recently gave Session Black a 95 point rating and beer writer Rick Lyke, highly recommended our stubby little brew. 


Since its recent launch in July 2009, Session Black has been awarded four gold medals and was named “One of America’s Best Beers” by Men’s Journal Magazine. Click here for more on our awards.