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Redwood Brewing Co. wins award at World Beer Cup

FLINT — Redwood Brewing Co. claimed a Bronze award in the 2014 World Beer Cup, a global beer competition that evaluates beers from around the world and recognizes the most outstanding brewers and their beers.

Gold, silver and bronze awards in the competition’s 94 beer style categories were presented April 11 during the World Beer Cup award ceremony at the Hyatt Regency in Denver, C olorado.

Redwood Brewing Co was awarded a Bronze award in the Sweet or Cream Stout beer style category for its Cream Stout, an English Style Stout with chocolate and caramel flavor and aroma. This beer contains Lactose which adds some sweetness to the flavor. Redwood Brewing Co is a 15-bbl Brewpub located in Flint, Michigan that specializes in European and American Ales and Lagers.

“It is a great honor to win an award in the World Beer Cup. It is the most prestigious beer competition in the world. I can’t believe we received recognition from them. I must give credit to my assistant Keith Wagner, without whose efforts this award would not be possible” said Konrad Connor, Brewer at Redwood Brewing Co.

World Beer Cup winners were selected by an international panel of 219 beer judges from 31 countries. Regarded as the “Olympics of Beer Competition,” the World Beer Cup saw an impressive field of 4,754 entries from 1,403 breweries in 58 countries.

Presented by the Brewers Association, the World Beer Cup has been held every other year since 1996, to celebrate the art and science of brewing by recognizing outstanding achievement. — G.G.

Gov. Snyder’s mobile office hours return April 25

GENESEE COUNTY – Gov. Rick Snyder’s Office of Constituent Services is bringing back its mobile office hours to help answer questions, address concerns, take suggestions and increase access to state government.

Representatives from the office will visit cities across Michigan. Specific dates, times and locations can be found below along with other additional information. Details can also be obtained by calling 517- 335-7858 or visiting snyder. — G.G.

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