Redlands, CA (June 17, 2015) Ritual Brewing Co. has won Best of Show overall at the California State Fair Commercial Beer Competition with their Fat Hog Barleywine Ale. Brewers throughout California entered over 1,000 of their best beers into this competition – one of the premier commercial beer competitions on the west coast. To walk away with a medal, and to rise to the top overall prize, is a notable accomplishment.
Ritual’s Fat Hog, weighing in at 11.6% ABV, boasts a dense, fruity bouquet and intense flavor palate with a thick body and reddish-brown color. This Barleywine’s big maltiness is superbly balanced by a wonderfully intense, bittersweet hoppiness. Already aged at the brewery, this brew arrives on the scene for immediate enjoyment or can be laid down to rest in order to develop additional complex flavor notes.