San Diego Business Journal Two Roots Brewing Co., the Kearny Mesa-based non-alcoholic beer company, has won a Great American Beer Festival medal… again. It is among 19 San Diego independent brewers to win medals during this year’s competition, according to the San Diego Brewers Guild (SDBG), an organization that helps promote awareness and increase visibility of locally-brewed beer.

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Ron Goodson President/CEO Two Roots Beverage Co.

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Virginia Morrison President San Diego Brewers Guild

America’s Largest Beer Competition

Founded in 2018 and with 40 employees, Two Roots was awarded a Gold medal at the 2021 Great American Beer Festival (GABF), dubbed North America’s largest beer competition.

 Presented by the Brewers Association, an American trade group of over 5,400 brewers, suppliers, distributors and craft beer retailers and advocates, GABF recognizes the “most outstanding beers” produced in the United States, according to the Boulder, Colo.-headquartered organization.

Two Roots Brewing Co. was recognized in the Non-Alcoholic beer-style category for its “Enough Said” Helles. This year’s medal marks the second Gold medal win for “Enough Said” and the third consecutive year Two Roots takes home the GABF medal.


Despite evaluating 9,680 entries from 2,192 breweries nationwide, Two Roots was the only non-alcoholic craft beer brewery to secure a hat-trick win at the 35th edition of GABF.

 
Non-alcoholic beer continues to rise in popularity and the consumer response to our portfolio has been nothing short of exceptional," said Ron Goodson, president and CEO of Two Roots Brewing Co. "Securing three consecutive GABF medals solidifies our position in this rapidly growing category."


281 GABF Medals


Elsewhere, San Diego’s Kilowatt Brewing, Wild Barrel Brewing Co., Belching Beaver Brewery, Coronado Brewing Co., Mission Brewery and Rouleur Brewing Co. won in the Gold category; Eppig Brewing, TapRoom Beer Co., Puesto Cerveceria, My Yard Live  Beer Co., Deft Brewing, North Park Beer Co. and Belching Beaver Brewery won in the Silver category; and Karl Strauss Brewing Co., WestBrew, North Park Beer Co., Craft Coast and Attitude Brewing Co. in the Bronze.


In total, San Diego independent brewers have earned 281 GABF medals since 1993.


“SDBG brewery members really outperformed and shined through the competition,” said Virginia Morrison, CEO and co-founder at Second Chance Beer and president at SDBG.


Two Roots Beverage Co.
FOUNDED: 2018
CEO: Ron Goodson
HEADQUARTERS: Kearny Mesa
BUSINESS: Non-alcoholic beer company.
EMPLOYEES: 40
WEBSITE: 
www.tworootsbrewingco.com
NOTABLE: Two Roots began selling at Walmart last year.
CONTACT: Maikel.VDM@tworootsbrewingco.com