Bakersfield-based Temblor Brewing Co.'s El Cerrito Mexican Style Lager has won a gold medal at the U.S. Open Beer Championship in the American Premium Lager category.
Breweries from across the world sent in more than 6,300 beers representing more than 110 different beer styles to the Championship, Temblor said in a news release.
Judging the competition is blind; the judges only know the categories, but they do not know what beers they taste. The final round of judging was held Friday at the Quarter Barrel Brewery & Pub in Oxford, Ohio.
El Cerrito is Bakersfield’s first locally produced lager to win a gold medal in an international beer competition, Temblor said.
The craft lager is made from 100 percent barley malt, with traditional German lager yeast and hops. It is 4.75 percent alcohol by volume and is available at area stores, restaurants and pubs in cans and on draft.
Founded in September 2015, Temblor is a 19,000-square-foot brewery, restaurant, comedy club, private event space and music venue.