The RateBeer awards for 2016 have been announced.
Our friend, KL, is attending the annual RateBeer Best event in Santa Rosa, CA, and he quickly let us know that Kyoto Brewing Company was selected as one of the top 10 new breweries in the world. Number eight, to be exact. And that is out of over 5,400 breweries whose beers started receiving ratings from the 4th quarter of 2014.
Kyoto Brewing opened for business in the early part of 2015, and they began producing great Belgian-inspired (actually, American- and Belgian-inspired) ales right out of the gate.
We have known the lead brewer, Chris Hainge, for several years, following his progress first as a homebrewer and then as a professional brewer.
Have a look at their website: http://kyotobrewing.com/
You can also follow what they are doing, including news of events and beer releases, on their Facebook page.
Congratulations to Chris, Paul, and Ben!