Add another to the list of D-FW's award-winning craft beers. Last week, the World Beer Awards gave Deep Ellum Brewing Co.'s Four Swords Belgian Quadrupel a gold medal.
Begun in 2007, the World Beer Awards is a global competition to determine the "very best internationally recognized beer styles," according to the website. Winners are deemed the best beers in the world by respective type.
"It seems to medal in every competition it's entered," says John Reardon, Deep Ellum Brewing Co. founder. "We're quite proud of that one."
Though Deep Ellum Brewing won a gold medal in the Belgian-style strong category, it did not take top honors. The competition dubbed Samuel Adams' Kosmic Mother Funk Grand Cru the best Belgian-style strong ale in the United States; it will go on to compete in the final round of judging against the best beers of the same style from Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France and the Netherlands. The winners will be announced Sept. 23. (See full list medal winners here.)
This, however, isn't the first time Four Swords has garnered international praise. In May, the brew took home a silver medal from the World Beer Cup; in 2014, it won bronze. Deep Ellum Brewing also took home a medal from the U.S. Open Beer Competition in July for its Rye Pils.
Four Swords is not currently available, but the next is expected to hit the market in mid-September.