Amongst a field of over 45 different breweries, from all continents on the planet. Judged by 15 well respected judges, Valencia Saison was awarded a Bronze Medal at the Dublin Craft Beer Cup. Some of the other craft breweries that submitted beers for judging that craft fans in the USA may recognize include Abita Brewing Company, Anchor Brewing Company, Great Lakes Brewing Co., Left Hand Brewing Co., Moa Brewing Company, and Oskar Blues Brewing.
Of course a Gold Medal would have been nice. But considering Valencia Saison is the first commercial beer brewed with a concept and recipe conceived by Beancurdturtle Brewing LLC, and the competition and judges are quite respectable - I'll take the Bronze with pleasure.
If you want to check the Medal Winners, the beer brewed with my recipe is listed in the Bronze Medal Winners section as:
Company: Premium Beers From Spain SL
Name of Beer: Valencia Saison
Valencia Saison will be available at quality bottle shops in 33cl bottles, and on draft at discerning craft beer tap rooms/restaurants around April of 2014.