Sac Bee – Brewers entered 8,500 beers into a Denver festival. These six locals won medals.

Originally Published: Sep 05, 2018

Six Sacramento-area breweries took home medals from the Great American Beer Festival — the nation’s most competitive brewing showcase — in Denver last weekend.

Alaro Craft Brewery led the pack with a gold medal for its English-style IPA named Castillo IPA. It’s the first major festival award for Alaro, which opened its Spanish-influenced brewery and restaurant in the old Rubicon building at 2004 Capitol Ave. in June