That’s right, folks. BANDED HORN’s Pepperell Pilsener isn’t just a great pilsener any longer— it’s officially the best pilsener according to judges at the 2015 Great International Beer & Cider Festival. This is a big deal, so I’ll quote the website at length:
Six hundred eighty (680) beers and ciders from breweries and cideries across the U.S. and from around the world entered the competition. One hundred-twenty (120) professional brewers, beer industry professionals (retail and distribution) and beer journalists acted as judges in a blind tasting format. First, second and third place awards were presented in 59 categories of ales, lagers and ciders. The judges knew only the style and subcategory of each beer and cider.