Two Roads Brewing Co.’s Cruise Control Helles Lager cruised into the winner’s circle at the Indie Beer Cup taking home gold in the Munich Helles category!
Held in Costa Rica and Panama from Feb. 8 to Feb. 15, the Indie Beer Cup, according to its site, merged “the two most important beer competitions of Central America -the Pura Vida Indie Beer Cup (CR) and the Barrilito de Oro (PTY)- to spread through Central America the culture of excellence in craft beer. This Cup is also the first international craft beer competition that is limited exclusively to independent commercial brewers.”
Two Roads Brewing Co.’s Master Brewer, Phil Markowski, said of the win “The Indie Beer Cup is a marquee event in Central and South America and a competition to watch in the increasingly global craft beer industry. We are really excited to have won a couple medals in a field of 850 total entries. There were entries from across Central and South America as well as the US and Europe. This is a competition that will definitely continue to grow over the years.”
Cruise Control, which was released last year as an addition to the Two Roads year-round line up, is an effortlessly refreshing golden lager built for kicking back and taking it easy down the Road Less Traveled. This is the second major win for the Helles in just a few short months, in December it was named the #2 Best Beer of 2019 by Beer Connoisseur with a World Class Rating of 96.
Area Two Experimental Brewing, Two Roads’ sister brewery also based in Stratford, CT with a focus on barrel-aged, sour and experimental beers, also took home Silver in the European Sour Ale category for your entry, for Kriek, a lambic style ale.
Cruise Control Helles Lager, which sits at 4.8% ABV, is available everywhere Two Roads is sold in draft and both in 12oz. 6-pack and 12-pack cans.