Local Brewery Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. earned a silver medal for its a lager-based beer Hibiscus Lime Shandy, at the 2023 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition, presented by the Brewers Association.

This was the company’s 32nd medal at the competition in its 12 1/2 year history, making it 12 consecutive years with a win.

“Winning this year was extra special,” said founder Jaime Dietenhofer. “This was one the one of the most competitive GABF awards ever.

“To have your beers judged in a blind tasting without the marketing hype or outside influence it means a lot.

“We are so grateful to have our beers recognized at this level and are excited about bringing recognition to beer and breweries on the Central Coast.”

“This never gets old, but it gets tougher every year, great to see the Central Coast represent,” said Kevin Ashford, Figueroa Mountain Brewing head brewer. “Hopefully, more attention is brought to the great breweries right here in our backyard.”

The Brewer’s Association also honored Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. for having the best booth that was showcased to the 50,000 attendees over a three-day period.

“It is great representing the Central Coast and our brand in front of so many beer lovers on the biggest beer stage in the world,” said Cheyenne Agin, Figueroa Mountain’s chief of staff and marketing.