Blacklist Wins Big at Can Can Awards

Blacklist Artisan Ales Wins Gold and Bronze in National Beer Awards

By Dave Grandmaison

Blacklist Artisan Ales Owners

Blacklist owners Jon Loss, Brian Schanzenbach, and T.J. Estabrook.

We’re excited to announce that our friends at Blacklist Artisan Ales have won Gold and Bronze medals at this year’s Can Can Awards for their Classic Wit and Or de Belgique! This is great news for the Blacklist Team and another feather in the cap for Duluth Beer City.

Click here to see the full list of Can Can medalists.

Shortly after moving into their beautiful new brewery in Downtown Duluth, Blacklist started canning their Belgian-inspired brews and it didn’t take long for Blacklist to crack into the limelight by winning at the Can Can Awards – the premier beer competition focused on canned craft beers. Over 400 beers from across the globe entered, including entries from big and small breweries alike.

Well this year, Blacklist took home Gold in the Belgian-Style Witbier with its Classic Wit and Bronze with its Or de Belgique. We’re stoked about this big win. Congrats to the Blacklist Team!!

Related: Over A Pint Interview with Brian Schanzenbach from Blacklist Brewing

Gold Winner: Classic Wit 5.5%

Blacklist Can Can Award

Photo courtesy of the Can Can Awards.

Every Minnesotan has dreams of year-round summer, sunny days and patio nights. We did our best to put it in a can. Bright and light, with a touch of citrus and spice. Perfect in the boat, or in your coat. Let it put a little sunshine in your day, even during sweater weather.

Bronze Winner: Or De Belgique 7.5%

Honoring traditional Belgian processes, Or de Belgique is the “Gold of Belgium” made here in Minnesota. Bursting with tropical fruit flavors and rich aromas, this sophisticated and balanced beer is the perfect beverage to accompany a special night out. Lending a touch of sweetness to acidic or bitter dishes and cleansing the palate between bites of rich meats and desserts.

About Blacklist Artisan Ales

Blacklist Artisan Ales was founded in 2012 by longtime friends and collaborators, Brian Schanzenbach and Jon Loss. From its humble beginnings with a Kickstarter campaign, Blacklist has grown steadily and in mid-2015, TJ Estabrook joined Jon and Brian as a partner. Specializing in Belgian style artisan ales, Blacklist continues to thrill its followers with bold flavors, innovative ingredient selections, and refreshing ales that are sure to leave a lasting impression.

For more about Blacklist Artisan Ales click here.

Duluth Experience Border

Go behind-the-scenes and tour Blacklist during The Duluth Experience Brewery Tour and start sampling amazing local beers brewed with Lake Superior water!

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