OB Brewery pale ale wins gold medal, named 'small brewpub of the year' at beer festival
B.L.A.S.T. – OB Brewery’s 6 ounce swordfish filet, with bacon, lettuce, avocado, tomato, spicy aioli and served on toasted Bread & Cie ciabatta bun with fries. / Photo by Thomas Melville
Just Beet It – OB Brewery’s roasted garlic and beet hummus, with pine nuts and grilled pita for dipping. / Photo by Thomas Melville
Ocean Beach Brewery captured a gold medal recently at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver with B.Right On Pale Ale (gold medal), an American-style pale ale.
“It’s the first beer I’d ever brewed at OB Brewery,” brewmaster Jim Millea said. “It’s a pale ale that I’m pretty proud of and we were lucky enough to score the gold medal. I was pretty stoked.”
It was one of the most-entered categories in the competition with 170 entrants.
What makes the win more impressive is that the brewery was only opened in July 2016. OB Brewery was also recognized as the "small brewpub of the year."
Last year, OB Brewery brought home silver for its Hidden Gem, a German-style wheat beer.