The International Craft Brewing and Distilling Convention, part of the Alltech Gathering, came to a close over the weekend. The three-day event brought together trade exhibitors, food pairing experts, world-renowned beer judges and international trade professionals under one roof for learning, networking and entertainment.
The festivities began with the WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour live concert and the Dublin Craft Beer Cup on Thursday. Following on Friday and Saturday were brewing and distilling courses, an entrepreneur seminar, pairing and tasting events, and more.
The Dublin Craft Beer Cup was awarded to Hilden Brewing Company for their Twisted Hop beer. The competition also awarded 69 medals to some of the best breweries from around the globe. We also announced the recipients of the awards for Outstanding Service in Brewing and Distilling and Lifetime Achievement in Craft Distilling. Graham Stewart and Bill Owens were the respective recipients.
You can read more about the event on the Kentucky Ale Blog.