PORTLAND, Ore. (Sept. 24, 2018) – Lompoc Brewing took home a Gold Medal this past weekend for its Lomporter Premium Northwest Porter at the 2018 Great American Beer Festival® (GABF) which took place in Denver, Colo. on Sept. 22. Lompoc was one of 16 Oregon breweries to take home a medal.

Lomporter won gold in the Robust Porter category, out of a total of 91 entries. This marks the second GABF medal win for Lompoc; the Portland brewery took home a silver for its classic Proletariat Red in 2015.

“We are honored to win a gold medal for Lomporter, especially with so many entries in the category,” stated Lompoc owner Jerry Fechter. “We just introduced this beer to the market last year, and it’s already a pub favorite.”

Lomporter is a classic robust porter that offers a creamy taste of dark chocolate complemented by dark cherry and hints of coffee. Brewed with dark wheat, rauch, and chocolate malts, this beer strikes a fine balance between heavy and light. It’s robust enough to sip, but smooth enough to have another. It comes in at 6.4 percent ABV and is available in 12-oz. cans and on draft.

“The Lompoc team works extremely hard and we are honored to receive a gold at GABF for Lomporter,” exclaimed head brewer Bryan Keilty. “The GABF is an amazing event and reminds us how proud we are to be a part of the Northwest beer community.”

The GABF awarded 306 medals to 280 breweries overall at this year’s competition. Sixteen Oregon breweries took home a total of 22 medals, including five gold, 10 silver and seven bronze.

Ask for a complimentary taste of America’s best robust porter at any of Lompoc’s three pubs.