It was a lucky day indeed for Central Coast Brewing at the World Beer Cup in Philadelphia earlier this month. The San Luis Obispo brewery’s Lucky Day IPA won the gold medal in the American-style strong pale ale category.
It was the brewery’s first entrance into the prestigious competition, held every other year as part of the Craft Brewers Conference, and the second big win in recent months for the brewery. Its pale ale Monterey Street won gold at last fall’s Great American Beer Festival.
“The first win put us on the map,” head brewer Brendan Gough said. “This one works to reinforce the buzz. It’s building.”
Central Coast Brewing announced plans in April to build a second location on South Higuera Street.
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