Three Sonoma County brewers are coming off heady wins at the Great American Beer Festival, the beer world’s top awards event, held last weekend in Denver.
Santa Rosa’s Third Street Aleworks, Moonlight Brewing Co. and Russian River Brewing Co. were honored at the festival Oct. 6-8 in its first outing since 2019 when the pandemic scuttled celebrations.
Third Street Aleworks brought home gold in the stout category for its Blarney Sisters’ Dry Irish Stout, while Moonlight Brewing Co. earned top honors for its saison, Wee Nibble.
“We think all of our beers are award-winning, but it’s nice to be recognized,” said Erin Latham-Ponneck, general manager of Moonlight Brewing Co. “We’re very happy and very proud.”
Thanks to Jennifer Graue of the Press Democrat