Finch’s Beer Company’s Flagship Threadless IPA Wins Gold at World Expo of Beer

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Finch's Beer Co. to be featured at Michigan's World Expo of Beer.

“In a state with over 100 breweries and a fierce ‘drink local’ mentality, this is a great step forward for our brand,” Jonathan Cole, Finch’s Michigan regional accounts and events coordinator, said.

Finch’s Beer Company’s Threadless IPA is the gold medal winner in the IPA category at this year’s World Expo of Beer, Michigan’s largest international beer sampling event, set to take place on the weekend of May 17, 2013.

IPA was the largest category in the competition with 56 entries. With 14,000 guests estimated to be attending the World Expo of Beer, this award is an extraordinary honor. Winning silver was Dark Horse’s highly rated Crooked Tree IPA and newcomer Crankers’ Professor IPA took the bronze.

Double blind judging was performed by Beer Judge Certification Program-ranked judges, including one master judge. Judging criteria was strictly based on style guidelines, including aroma, appearance and flavor. This is Finch’s first win and first entry in the competition.

“In a state with over 100 breweries and a fierce ‘drink local’ mentality, this is a great step forward for our brand,” Jonathan Cole, Finch’s Michigan regional accounts and events coordinator, said. “Just being nominated alongside names like Dark Horse really is an honor and to win gold is a great chance to get our beer in front of a whole new group of people.”

The World Expo of Beer will take place at Frankenmuth's Heritage Park from 5-10 p.m. on May 17 and 3-10 p.m. on May 18.

About Finch’s Beer Co.

Since production began in April 2011, Finch’s Beer Co. has been committed to artfully brewing quality craft beer in Chicago. Highly regarded for using the best ingredients in an environmentally responsible setting, Finch’s is led by five core beers: Golden Wing Blonde Ale, Cutthroat Pale Ale, Threadless IPA, Secret Stache Stout, and Fascist Pig Ale. These styles, as well as limited-edition specialties, add to an ever-growing list of unique beers. With an expanded facility established in 2013 and plans for a new brewery and tasting room by 2016, Finch’s is on pace to be one of the largest microbreweries in the Midwest. For more information, please visit Facebook.com/FinchBeer and Twitter.com/FinchBeer. Finch’s Beer Co. is located at 4565 N. Elston Ave. and can be reached at 773-283-4839.

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