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Press Release: Red Trolley Ale Takes Gold at World Beer Cup

Karl Strauss Brewing Company was awarded the gold medal for their Red Trolley Ale at the Brewers Association World Beer Cup 2010. The competition is one of the industry’s most prestigious and recognized awards, with more than 3,401 entries from 642 breweries in 44 countries.

Red Trolley Ale beat out Sam Adam’s Irish Red and Rock Bottom’s Rag Top Red to take the gold in the Irish Red Ale category. Originally brewed as the company’s first holiday beer, Red Trolley is now Karl Strauss’ best-selling draft brand. Brewed with copious amounts of caramel malt, Red Trolley Ale has a rich toffee flavor with hints of dark fruit.

“We’ve always loved this beer,” says Paul Segura, Brewmaster, “and it’s great to see Red Trolley recognized by our peers.” The World Beer Cup winners were selected by an international panel of 179 beer judges from 27 countries. The winners were announced during the World Beer Cup Gala Awards Dinner at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers in Chicago to coincide with the Craft Brewers Conference.

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The World Beer Cup has been held every other year since 1996 and is presented by the Brewers Association. Based in Boulder, Colorado, USA, the Brewers Association (BA) is the not-for-profit trade and education association dedicated to small and independent American brewers, their craft beers and the community of brewing enthusiasts. Visit to learn more.

About Karl Strauss Brewing Company
This year Karl Strauss Brewing Company turns the big 2-1, the most important year in a beer drinker’s life. This coming of age will be celebrated throughout 2010 with a diverse lineup of 35 beers, including 6 year-round favorites, 3 seasonal offerings, and a host of innovative special brews. Located in San Diego and distributed exclusively in Southern California, Karl Strauss currently ranks #39 on the list of Top Craft Breweries in the country. In addition to handcrafting quality beers, Karl Strauss is a leader of the beer and culinary connection at their six local brewery restaurants. For more information visit or call the brewery at (858) 273-2739.