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Vermont’s favorite craft beer, Long Trail Ale, wins gold medal at International Beer Festival

Long Trail Ale, the number one selling craft beer in the state of Vermont, won a gold medal at the 16th annual Great International Beer Festival, earlier this month in Providence, Rhode Island.

The competition featured 470 beers and ciders judged by 83 industry professionals and beer journalists. Long Trail Ale, a German Altbier, was rated best in its category.

"Everyone here is thrilled that Long Trail Ale is once again taking home some hardware from the GIBF," said company president, Brian Walsh. "We go to great lengths to produce world-class ales that are consistent, pour after pour.  It means a great deal for all our hard work to be recognized with a gold medal for our flagship ale."

Long Trail Ale was the beer that launched the brand in 1989 and has won numerous awards along the way. It has helped propel Long Trail from a small start-up, operating out the basement of the Old Bridgewater Woolen Mill, to one of the most popular brands of craft beer in the country.

Long Trail has become an industry leader in advancing green brewing practices, state-of the art quality controls and developing cutting-edge brew styles. The Long Trail Visitor Center in Bridgewater Corners has become a premiere destination to tourists visiting the state and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

Locations selling the award-winning Long Trail Ales can be found at Long Trail's beer finder page on their website: