If you know anything about the brewing industry, there are so many ups and downs and challenges along the way that it can sometimes feel like nothing is ever going right. However, when things are going well and we are recognized for our resilience and efforts – it’s a major win and something that we take the time to celebrate. Saturday, October 5th, 2019, was a huge win for our brewery and our brew team – this is the day we won a Gold Medal at this year’s Great American Beer Fest in the Fruit Beer category for our Salt and Lime Arizona Lager, Salt River!

We are incredibly proud of our team who made this happen and we have to give major credit to our dedicated Head Brewer, Zack Stoll, who is the man behind all of our amazing beers here at Historic Brewing Company. He is the one who works tirelessly through the good and the bad to make sure that we are producing the highest quality product so that we can keep both new and old fans happy and excited about our beer.

Salt River Lager, our GABF Gold Medal winner, is a Salt and Lime Arizona Lager that is light in body, crisp and clean, with fresh lime and salt added to the mix. It has an ABV of 4.8% and an IBU of 18, with flavors that can easily transport you away to your favorite beach destination. It’s the perfect beer to take along with you to the Creek, on a hike through the Aspens, and of course tubing on the Salt River. It’s refreshing and light enough for any day of the year and it’s one of our staff favorite beers to brew and drink.

If you haven’t tried Salt River yet, add it to your list of must-try beers. It is available at all our locations in both Flagstaff in Williams, both on draft and in cans to go home with you. Lucky for you this beer is also available through distribution, which means you can find it in select bars and stores throughout the State of Arizona. Send us a message on social media or shoot us an email if you need help finding it somewhere close to you, or better yet make the trip up North to come try it at our Brewery Tap Room located on the Eastside of Flagstaff.

Thank you again to our Historic Brewing Company team and brewers, our fans who have supported us along the way, and a special shout out to all the other amazing local Arizona breweries who also won medals at this year’s GABF as well. We can’t wait to keep producing awesome beers and hopefully win some more Gold Medals in the years to come!

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