Brew News: Asheville Brewing Company’s Ninja Porter wins 2nd World Beer Cup Medal

May 10, 2018 • WLOS

Congratulations to the Asheville Brewing Company and their flagship porter, Ninja Porter! The Asheville brew won a bronze medal last week at the Brewers Association’s biennial World Beer Cup Competition, held this year in Nashville, Tennessee.

This is Ninja’s second medal, as the beer won gold at the 2014 World Beer Cup. Both medals are in the Brown Porter category. Few beers have medaled more than once in the so-called “Oscars of Beer.” In 2018, competition judges rated 8,234 beers from 2,515 breweries in 66 countries.

Ninja Porter is one of Asheville Brewing’s original recipes, created by Doug Riley more than 20 years ago. Riley was the brewery’s first brewer, a co-founder of the company, and he continues to manage brewing operations for the 20-year-old business, which was Asheville’s third 20th century brewery.

“We are so honored by this win in our 20th year anniversary—especially as it speaks so highly of all of our Ninja-loving customers who keep coming back for this smooth, crushable dark brew,” says Mike Rangel, Asheville Brewing Company president and co-founder. “Doug’s been brewing here since day one, and these medals are a testament to his great, consistent, mad skills.”

Ninja Porter is sold only in Asheville and Western North Carolina on draft and in 12-ounce cans.

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