Rolling Meadows Brewery A Winner At The Good Food Awards

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Downstate Cantrall based Rolling Meadows Brewery came home a winner from the Good Food Awards, held earlier this month in San Francisco, CA.

The Good Food Awards recognize small companies who churn out, “tasty, authentic and responsibly produced,” goods.

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Head brewer Chris Trudeau (second from right) joins the other award winners on stage. Photo courtesy Rolling Meadows Brewery.

Rolling Meadows’ Abe’s Ale was among 13 winners in the beer category.

“It reinforces for us that we are making beer that tastes as good as we want it to and we are making it in a sustainable manner,” said Rolling Meadows owner Caren Trudeau.

Abe’s Ale, a nearly 10% ABV brown ale brewed with maple syrup, molasses and brown sugar, was first introduced to Chicago craft beer drinkers during our Chicago Craft Beer Week event – South of 80. In our lead-up to the event we called Abe’s Ale, “A marvelous beer for sipping in early fall or late spring, warming and comfortable.”

Other Illinois winners include Southport Grocery & Cafe’s Dilly Beans in the pickles category and Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea’s Gichathaini Kenya in the coffee category.

Koval Distillery was a finalist in the spirits category.

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