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Monkey Paw & Local Breweries Win Big Beer Medals

Cosimo Sorrentino, the home brewer-turned-pro who joined Monkey Paw Pub & Brewery as their head brewer earlier this year, scored big at his first Great American Beer Festival.

At the awards ceremony, held in Denver this past weekend, Sorrentino's Bonobos, a strong pale ale that includes four different hop varieties, won a gold medal in the American-style Strong Ale category.

Local breweries garnered some major bling; other gold medal winners included Karl Strauss Brewing Company for their Red Trolley Ale, AleSmith's Old Numbskull and Pizza Port's Ocean Beach's Beer Hunter, brewed in collaboration with Automatic Brewing Co. and Pizza Port's Solana Beach location.

Breweries who brought home silver and bronze include The Lost Abbey, Coronado Brewing Company, Rock Bottom La Jolla, Pizza Port Solana Beach and Oceanside Ale Works; see all the winners listed here.
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