GABF 2012: 5 Rabbit’s ‘5 Lizard’ Medals for Best Fruit Wheat Beer 0

Latin-themed brewery 5 Rabbit Cerveceria won Bronze for top fruit wheat beer Saturday at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colo.

The Bedford Park brewery earned the prize for its “5 Lizard” beer, a Belgian witbier brewed with malt, wheat and oats with coriander (cilantro) and lime peel. Added to the final mix is passion fruit puree. “5 Lizard” previously received Gold in this category in 2011.

Taking Gold this year is Mad Anthony Brewing Co. of Fort Wayne, Ind. for “Ruby Raspberry Wheat.” Silver went to Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co. of Chippewa Falls, Wisc. and its “Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy.”

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