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Four New Mexico breweries bring home five medals from 2020 GABF

Those are two ecstatic brewers right there. That’s Second Street’s Tom Ludzia on the left and Rod Tweet on the right, holding their gold-medal-winning Brown Ale. Congrats, gentlemen! (Photo courtesy of Second Street Brewery)

The fastest Great American Beer Festival Awards ceremony in history — these things happen when it is all virtual — saw four New Mexico breweries claim five medals on Friday night. Two golds, two silvers, and one bronze are all coming home from the annual competition, which was still held even as the festival itself was canceled by the pandemic.

La Reforma Brewery earned its first medal, a gold in the German Dark Lager category for its Maximilian, a year-round offering, no less. Maximilian beat out 97 other entries in the category.

“When La Reforma was in the conceptual stage, one thing we were fixated on was honoring the fascinating German roots of Mexican brewing tradition,” La Reforma co-owner John Gozigian wrote in an email. “Outside Mexico, it’s not widely know

Source: NM Dark Side Brew Crew

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