Due South Brewing Co. (Boynton Beach, Florida) announced this week that Mexican Standoff, a Limited Release mole-inspired Porter, was awarded a Silver Medal in the Herb and Spice Beer Category at the 2018 Can Can Awards.
Established in 2017, the Can Can Awards is an annual beer competition that focuses solely on canned craft beers. With judging taking place over two days near the Atlanta, Georgia area, the 2018 Can Can Awards saw 350 beers entered by breweries – both big and small – from across the globe. This event is sanctioned by the BJCP, and judging is executed in a blind tasting format by a judging panel comprised of beer industry professionals. To keep things as fair as possible, “judges were not allowed to judge beers in which they had an affiliation.”
“The blind tasting nature of this competition is what drives us to enter,” said Doug Fairall, the brewery’s Brand Marketing Manager. “We’re thrilled to see Mexican Standoff win a medal. It’s always a good feeling when our brewer’s hard work is recognized.”
Mexican Standoff is Due South’s annually released, mole-inspired strong Porter (8.2% ABV) that offers “rich chocolate and roasty flavors . . . complemented with the addition of chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon, and habanero peppers.” These bold flavors obviously stood out among the crowd at this year’s Can Can Awards and earned Mexican Standoff a much-deserved Silver Medal in the Herb and Spice Beer Category.
This is the second year that Due South Brewing Co. has participated in this competition. The folks at Due South walked away from the 2017 Can Can Awards with a Bronze Medal in the American-Style Pale Ale Category for Citrafied Pale Ale and a Silver Medal in the Imperial India Pale Ale Category for Category 5 IPA.
For just two years at one competition, consistent hauls such as these deserve to be recognized and celebrated. If you are in the area, be sure to swing by the brewery to congratulate the Due South crew on this most recent win. Prost!
Due South Brewing Co. (Boynton, Beach, Florida) has quite the month planned with a November release calendar consisting of Maple Orange Imperial Caramel Cream Ale, Mexican Standoff Porter, and Citrafied Pale Ale.
To add another delicious layer to Caramel Cream Month (a celebration of the brewery’s classic and best-selling Caramel Cream Ale), Due South Brewing Co. will begin distribution of Maple Orange Imperial Caramel Cream Ale as a Winter Seasonal release. First brewed in 2014 for the Extreme Beer Fest in Boston, Massachusetts, this offering starts with a base of the brewery’s Imperial Caramel Cream Ale and takes it to another level of decadence with the additions of maple syrup and Florida oranges. This combination results in an 8.2% ABV Cream Ale with a truly “unique flavor profile.” Maple Orange Imperial Caramel Cream Ale will be available on draft and in 12 oz. cans in the Due South Brewing Co. taproom and throughout the brewery’s distribution area in Florida.
Fans of Due South Brewing should be stoked to hear that the elusive Mexican Standoff Porter is also making a return this month. Weighing in at 8.5% ABV, this “incredibly complex Porter” is brewed with chocolate, cinnamon, vanilla bean, and chili peppers to create an experience that is “rich, spiced, and full of tingly heat.” Mexican Standoff Porter is back as “a special limited batch” only available in the brewery’s taproom on draft and in crowlers to-go.
Finally, Due South Brewing Co. is planning a progressive roll-out for the newest beer to be added to the brewery’s portfolio: Citrafied, “a Citra hop heavy American Pale Ale.” At just 5.1% ABV, this quenching brew is “light, refreshing, and displays some amazing tropical fruit aromas.” Citrafied is currently only available in the Due South Brewing Co. taproom, but hopheads can expect to see this one on shelves (12 oz. cans) and taps in Florida by the end of November.
Due South Brewing Co. is giving Florida craft beer lovers a lot to get excited about during the month of November, so be sure to swing by the brewery or your favorite beer store to experience these releases. Prost!