PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Monday, October 24, 2016

FigMtnBrew Wins 4 Medals at GABF Competition

Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.
Wins Big
at Great American Beer Festival

Buellton, California— Receiving validation for hard work and effort is something everyone strives for in their career. The production team at Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company has been grateful to receive awards from one of the beer industry’s greatest competitions, the Great American Beer Festival (GABF), for the last five years. Now they can add another year to their roster with a recent win in the 2016 competition where they brought home four medals: a Gold for I Dunkeled In My Pants (Munich-Style Dunkel from Buellton) and Bronze medals for Lighter Than I Look (American Dark Lager from Buellton), FigtoberFest (Oktoberfest from Westlake Village) and Once You Go Schwarz (Schwarzbier from Arroyo Grande). This win brings the total to seventeen GABF medals for Figueroa Mountain.

“This year there were nearly 7,400 beers entered into the GABF competition from over 1,600 breweries according to the Brewers Association,” explains Figueroa Mountain’s President Jaime Dietenhofer, “Taking home four medals is beyond our wildest dreams. Brewing the best product we can is of the utmost importance to us. To receive these high marks from some of the industry’s leading experts is truly humbling.”

Head Brewer of Santa Barbara and Creative Director, Kevin Ashford adds: “Every year it is harder and harder to figure out what to enter and how to improve your recipe again and again. We put a lot of thought and effort into the planning for this competition and are so grateful it has paid off. To win amongst so many incredible breweries is such an honor.”

For more information about Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company, their taprooms and beers, please visit or to see a recorded version of the GABF awards ceremony go to


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About Us: Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. was founded by father and son team, Jim and Jaime Dietenhofer, in 2010. With a passion for craft beer, they set out to pay homage to the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley with handcrafted beer and hand-drawn artwork depicting the local landscape on their labels. There are currently six taprooms along the Central Coast of California. Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. beer can be found in their taprooms or at select retailers and restaurants throughout California. Learn more about @FigMtnBrew or where to find their beer at

There’s always a lot going on at FigMtnBrew! Here are some highlights:
Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. is on the Inc. 5000 list again this year! We are thrilled to be part of an impressive list of fast-growing businesses and thank all of our customers for their support.

In case you missed it, we were honored to win Best Brewery at the CA Commercial Craft Brew Competition at the CA State Fair as well as “Best in Show” at the San Diego International Beer Competition. Click here for details.

Brewers Kevin Ashford and Craig Keller at the San Diego International Beer Competition where Fig’s “You’re Such a Dort” won Best in Show.

There’s always a lot going on at FigMtnBrew! Here are some highlights:
Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. Buellton is opening a new taproom restaurant this fall. Enjoy gastropub fare in a comfortable, casual environment that is family friendly. We will have a farm-to-table, chef-driven menu with counter service. A catering menu will be available for private parties and pickup. Please stay tuned for more details.

Save the Date! Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.’s 6th Anniversary is coming up on Saturday, November 26 from 1pm-Close at our Buellton location (45 Industrial Way). For more details visit

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FigMtnBrew Buellton is opening a restaurant this fall!

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EVENT: Americana Fest is Sunday, July 3rd in Buellton, CA

AWARDS: FigMtnBrew Brings Home Gold from World Beer Cup

DISTRIBUTION NEWS: FigMtnBrew Expands Distribution to the Central Valley

NEWEST HIP HOPPY RELEASE: Wreck Yo Self Double Red Ale Released in Cans

NEW TAPROOM: Westlake Village Taproom Now Open

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