Two KC Breweries Take Home Medals At the Great American Beer Festival

Pathlight Brewery's Beers

The Great American Beer Festival is America’s largest beer competition. At this year’s event, which took place September 21-23, two KC craft breweries, Pathlight Brewing and Cinder Block Brewery, went home with medals.

According to Forbes, over two thousand breweries from all fifty states entered 9,298 beers into this year’s competition. Beers were entered in ninety-nine categories and judged over weeks by hundreds of beer judges and experts from ten countries.

The winners were announced on the last day of the three-day Great American Beer Festival.

Cinder Block Brewery in North KC took home a silver medal for their Juicy Pilsner in the “Other Hoppy Lager” category.

“This beer is incredibly special to us as we’ve made tweaks throughout the year to try to perfect our West Coast Pilsner in hopes of making it the perfect craft beer, as well as paying homage to our city with the label itself,” an Instagram post reads.

You can find the silver-medal-winning brew in the Cinder Block Brewery taproom and in 6-packs to-go. Keep an eye out for it at local restaurants and retailers.

Pathlight Brewing in Shawnee won a bronze medal for their Kha Point brew in the Herb and Spice Beer category. Kha Point is their Thai Rice lager.

According to the breweries Instagram, “Puffed Jasmine rice gives this a light (almost fluffy) body and crisp finish. Infusions of Thai Basil, Lemongrass, and Galagal is our take on Tom Kha.”

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