East Brother Beer Co. brew earns gold at Cal State Fair

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The East Brother Beer Co. taproom at 1001 Canal Blvd.

East Brother Beer Company’s Oatmeal Stout won gold at the 2019 California State Fair in the “Foreign Export Stout” category, the brewery announced today.

The professionally judged competition featured over 180 entries and recognizes the best commercially brewed beers in California. Judging took place from June 6-9. An awards ceremony is set for the Best of CA Brewfest at the Cal Expo at noon on July 20. See the full list of winners here.

For those wondering what it means to be in the Foreign/Export Stout category, check out this description by the Beer Spot. This type of beer’s “taste should mirror the aroma, with roasted malts, caramel, coffee and a very slight bitterness,” the description states.

East Brother Beer describes its version of the Oatmeal Stout as “English-inspired with notes of rich milk chocolate, dark fruit — soft, comforting finish.” Its alcohol by volume (ABV) is 5.4 percent.

This isn’t the first time East Brother Beer’s brews have been recognized, having received six nominations in five categories in the Best of Oakland and the East Bay readers’ choice competition by Oakland Magazine.