Worthy of Praise

September 22, 2021

Food & Drink

Worthy of Praise


We’re here again to brag about one of Northwest Arkansas’ incredible breweries. Natural State Beer Company won a gold medal at the 2021 Great American Beer Festival, the worlds largest commercial beer competition. 

  • A big deal: In its 35 year history, the competition had never been so large. The judging alone took over 17 days in over 34 sessions. And for more of a scale, “170 judges evaluated 9,680 entries from 2,192 breweries.” 
  • The one that got the judges: Natural State Beer Company’s Miabock, which is a “pale, strong, malty German lager,” was awarded the gold in the Bock beer style category. 

View all the winners HERE

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