Sprecher Awards

From time to time we at Sprecher decide to test some of our products in tasting contests, and from time to time we win awards of another nature (i.e. "Best Brewery"), so here follows a short list of recent awards we have won...


 

For starters, check out this document listing the prominent awards our beers have won in the last few years.


 

Australian International Beer Festival







2006 L.A. County Fair

We decided to enter quite a few of our beers into the increasingly prestigious L.A. County Fair, and the judges responded with a resounding verdict in favor of the taste of Milwaukee's original micro-brewery. Here are the Medals:

Special Amber: Gold Medal - Vienna Style Lager

Oktoberfest: Gold Medal - German-Style Marzen/Oktoberfest

Dopplebock : Gold Medal - Dopplebocks

Black Bavarian: Gold Medal - Robust Porter

Irish Stout : Gold Medal - Foreign(Export) Style Stout

Imperial Stout : Gold Medal - Imperial Stout

Winter Brew : Silver Medal - European-Style Dark/Munchnerdunkel

Sprecher Micro-Light: Silver Medal - English Summer Ale

Piper's Scotch Ale : Silver Medal - Scotch Ale

Mai Bock : Bronze Medal - Bock Beers

Barleywine: Bronze Medal - Barleywines





2004 Wisconsin Manufacturer of The Year Special Award for Quality and Tradition

Special Awards are presented to companies for achieving excellence in any one area, honoring the unique values these Wisconsin-based manufacturers exemplify. This award for Quality and Tradition acknowledges our ongoing effort to stay true to the brewing craft and produce products not only high in quality and rich in flavor, but also which carry on in the same traditions that inspired them in the first place.






Milwaukee’s Original Microbrewery,
Sprecher Brewery,
took top honors at the 2004 Great American Beer Festival® in Denver, Colorado.

The 23rd anniversary of the GABF was also the largest ever, with 398 national breweries and brewpubs offering more than 2000 beers in competition for the most prestigious awards in the brewing industry.

Sprecher Brewery won several awards, which will probably come as no surprise to its many loyal fans. Out of 102 entries for Small Brewing Company of the Year, Sprecher won:


2004 Small Brewing Company of the Year
2004 Small Brewing Company of the Year Brewmaster (Craig Burge)

2004 Gold Medals

Sprecher won gold medals for two of its beers in the 2004 competition:

Oktoberfest – took top honors out of 52 entries in the German-style/Oktoberfest category

Scotch Ale – took top honors out of 23 entries in the 2004 Scotch Ale category

2004 Bronze Medal

Sprecher won a bronze medal for one beer in the 2004 competition:

Mai Bock– garnered a bronze medal out of 15 entries in the Bock category



Other Awards

2004
  • Milwaukee Press Club, Order of Knight of Bohemia presented to Randal Sprecher for his “Pioneering work in building Milwaukee’s microbrewing industry, and because of his outstanding concern for the community”
  • 2004 World Beer Cup, Bronze Medal in the European-Style Dark/Munchner Dunkel to Sprecher Winter Brew (out of 29 entries)
  • RateBeer.com, Top 50 American Breweries, January 2004 Rankings
2003
  • Beverage Tasting Institute, 91/100, Abbey Style Trippel
  • Beer Advocate.com, Top 50 American Breweries
2002
  • 2002 World Beer Cup, Gold Medal in the European-Style Dark/Munchner Dunkel to Sprecher Winter Brew (out of 23 entries)
  • Beverage Tasting Institute, 90/100, Sprecher Winter Brews
2000
  • Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year , 2000Finalist Wisconsin, awarded to Randal Sprecher, Sprecher Brewing Company
  • Glendale Association of Commerce, Appreciation Award presented to Sprecher Brewing Company, Inc., “In recognition of excellence in manufacturing”
  • Beverage Tasting Institute, 93/100, Sprecher Mai Bock
  • Beverage Tasting Institute, 90/100, Sprecher India Pale Ale
  • Beverage Tasting Institute, 86/100, Sprecher Black Bavarian
1998
  • Milwaukee Press Club, Order of Knight of Bohemia presented to Randal Sprecher for his “Pioneering work in building Milwaukee’s microbrewing industry, and because of his outstanding concern for the community”
  • Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year, Special Award for Quality and Tradition presented to Sprecher Brewing Company
  • 2004 World Beer Cup, Bronze Medal in the European-Style Dark/Muncher Dunkel to Sprecher Winter Brew (out of 29 entries)
  • RateBeer.com, Top 50 American Breweries, January 2004 Rankings
1994
  • Shepard Express, Milwaukee’s Best Locally-Brewed Beer, 1994 Readers’ Choice Winner
  • Chicago Beer Society, Award of Merit- Sprecher Mai Bock, 1994 Spring Beer Tasting
1993
  • Metro Milwaukee Future 50, 1993 Future 50. Sprecher Brewery was elected to the 1993 Future 50 for its “Outstanding Contribution to Metropolitan Milwaukee through Sales and Employment Growth”
  • Shepard Express, Milwaukee’s Best Locally-Brewed Beer, 1993 Readers’ Choice Winner
  • Chicago Beer Society, Best of Show-Sprecher Mai Bock, 1993 All American Beer Tasting
1991
  • Chicago Beer Society, Silver Award, Lager-Sprecher Mai Bock, 1991 All American Beer Tasting
1990
  • Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Certificate of Nomination presented to Randal G. Sprecher. “To Honor Those Individuals and Companies Whose Ingenuity, Hard Work, and Innovation Have Created Successful and Growing Business Ventures”
1989
  • Arthur Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Certificate of Nomination presented to Randal G. Sprecher. “To Honor Those Individuals and Companies Whose Ingenuity, Hard Work, and Innovation Have Created Successful and Growing Business Ventures”
1988
  • 1988 Great American Beer Festival
    • Bronze Medal, Bocks -- Sprecher Mai Bock
    • Bronze Medal, European Darks – Sprecher Black Bavarian