Reuben's Brews brings home the gold (and silver, and bronze)

Ballard-based Reuben's Brews, which just opened up this last August, just bagged three medals at the 2012 World Beer Championships -- something like a beer version of the Olympics.

A gold medal for their American Brown ale, a silver medal for their Robbenbier and a bronze medal for their American Rye.

So, if you ever wanted to try out an award-winning beer, now's your chance to do it right in your own neighborhood. Reuben's Brews is located at 1406 Northwest 53rd Street #1a. Hours: Thursday, 3-8pm; Friday, 3-8pm; Saturday, noon-8pm; Sunday noon-5pm

See below for details of the medals from the World Beer Championships:

Reuben's Brews American Brown

Murky brown color. Aromas of salty roasted nuts and pretzels, cocoa, and clay with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smoky and piney, herbal hop accented finish. Pleasant and very food friendly.

WORLD BEER CHAMPIONSHIPS AWARD: Gold Medal
RATING: 90 points (Exceptional)
ALCOHOL BY VOLUME: 5.9%
CATEGORY: American Style Brown Ale, Ale

Reuben's Brews Roggenbier

Copper brown color. Aromas of chocolate nuts, sarsaparilla, brown sugar, caraway rye and banana breads with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, pear-banana soufflé and earthy grains and nuts on the finish. Interesting and fun, pair with sauerkraut and sausages.

WORLD BEER CHAMPIONSHIPS AWARD: Silver Medal

RATING: 88 points (Highly Recommended)
ALCOHOL BY VOLUME: 5.3%
CATEGORY: Specialty Beers, Ale

Reuben's Brews American Rye

Bright golden yellow color. Spic and span like aromas of dried lemon peel, lavender talc, thyme, and seltzer water with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a spicy rye, peppercorn, jasmine tea, and honey buttered roasted corn cob finish.

WORLD BEER CHAMPIONSHIPS AWARD: Bronze Medal

RATING: 83 points (Recommended)
ALCOHOL BY VOLUME: 5.4%
CATEGORY: Specialty Beers, Ale
TASTING LOCATION: In Our Chicago Tasting Room

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