Oakshire Brewmaster Matt Van Wyk won this year's silver medal for Oakshire's Overcast Espresso Stout
, a dark ale crafted with locally roasted and cold-pressed organic espresso beans.
Bronze: Cambridge Espresso Stout
, John Harvard's Brew House Braintree, MA
The name and packaging might mark Espresso Stout
as a sort of novelty beer; if so, it's a very effective one.
Oakshire brews fives styles of beer - an India pale ale, a pale ale, a wheat ale, an amber ale, and an espresso stout
- plus seasonal beers.
Micro and craft brewers have also put the United States on the stylistic cutting edge of beer: green chili beer and espresso stout
are probably only the beginning.