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Trickster’s scores in NYC

Trickster’s is taking home two medals from the seventh annual New York International Beer Competition.

This year’s competition attracted more than 600 beer and cider entries from 14 countries. They’re evaluated in a blind judging by buyers for retail stores, restaurants and distributors, based on both quality and price.  

Trickster’s won a silver medal for its flagship Juice Box IPA and bronze for its American Stout.

“We have been very proud of these beers since we first brewed them and have been improving them since the first batch,” owner Matt Morrow said in a press release. “This is a welcome accolade for our brewery that we have all worked so hard for.”

A total of 14 double gold medals, 52 gold medals, 96 silver medals and 71 bronze medals were awarded across 50 style categories. Rogue was the other Northwest brewery winner, taking gold for Dead Guy, silver for Cold Brew 2.0 blonde and bronze for Honey Kolsch.  

Meanwhile, the Simcoe-focused Juice Box also has advanced to the third round of this year’s National IPA Championships presented by the Brewing News.

It bested Southern Tier IPA (from New York) and Revival Brewing’s You Thirsty? (Rhode Island) in the first two rounds, and next goes up against Shipyard’s Monkey Fist (Maine) this weekend.

The head-to-head bracket-style competition is judged by brewers and “qualified hop lovers.” Juice Box previously advanced to round three in 2016, where it fell to an Oregon heavyweight, Barley Brown’s Pallet Jack.