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Golden Hills wins World Cup medal

Golden Hills Brewing Co. has some hardware to hang in its new brewery.

Airway Heights-based brewers Bernie Duenwald and Graydon Brown were awarded a bronze medal for their Ben’s Brown at the World Beer Cup.

The biannual event is the world’s largest commercial beer competition. This year featured 3,330 beers from 44 brewers in 19 countries. There were 90 beer-style categories.

Ben’s Brown won third place in the American Dark Lager category.

The sample entered into the competition happened to be the first commercial batch of Ben’s Brown they brewed, Duenwald said.

He and Brown also make Lizzie’s Lager and Clem’s Gold. They began selling the beer last year and it is only available on tap.

Ben’s Brown was introduced to local beer drinkers in December. It can be found at Cyrus O’Leary’s and Rain Lounge in downtown Spokane; Tonicx Bar, 6319 N. Ash St.; The Hop Shop near 38th and Grand; The Village Tavern in Airway Heights; and Bubba’s Bar and Grill in Reardan, Wash.

Call (509) 244-2536 for more information.