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Gibb’s Hundred Brewing claimed a gold medal at the 2015 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition. Presented by the Brewers Association, GABF is the largest national beer competition that recognizes the most outstanding beers produced in the United States. The top three winners in the competition’s 92 beer categories were announced September 26 at the Great American Beer Festival awards ceremony held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado.

Gibb’s Hundred Brewing was recognized in the Extra Special Bitter beer-style category for The Guilty Party, a deep amber, malty brew with notes of caramel, nuttiness and biscuit. Gibb’s Hundred Brewing was founded a year ago in Greensboro, NC. The brewery will be celebrating its anniversary on October 17th with a street festival featuring live music, food trucks, eleven Gibb’s beers on tap, and a new release of a special Barleywine.

“We put our heart and soul into every beer — not just the sexy IPAs and Belgian Tripels,” said Mark Gibb, cofounder with Sasha Gibb. “This win really showcases an underrated beer style, and validates the tremendous talent and hard work of our brewers John Priest and William Brown.”

The 2015 GABF competition winners were selected by an international panel of 242 expert judges from the record number of 6,647 entries received from 1,552 U.S. breweries.


The Rotary Club of High Point will award two autographed guitars as the big-ticket prizes for their fourth annual Piggybank Fund fundraiser on Friday, October 9, from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 918 North Main St., High Point, N.C.

Both guitars are autographed and verified as authentic. The 6-string electric guitar, signed by Rolling Stones Members: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood, and Bill Wyman; can be found online for prices upwards of $2,500.

The acoustic 6-string, with talent spanning five decades, is autographed by 15 country music superstars, including: Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney, Faith Hill, Toby Keith, Willie Nelson, Shania Twain, Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, Kenny Rogers, Clint Black, Alan Jackson, George Strait and Wynona Judd. The acoustic can be found online priced at $3,000.

“Both guitars present a unique opportunity to own a piece of musical history while supporting a worthy cause,“ says Tim Mabe, president of the High Point Rotary Club. “Whether you are a country music fan, or enjoy classic rock and roll, check out the auction for your chance to own a piece of the stars.”

The major Piggybank Fund beneficiary for 2015 is the Horsepower Therapeutic Learning Center. The Rotary Club of High Point will award a major portion to the center to support their new location in the High Point area.

The Piggybank Fundraiser will serve pork barbecue or chicken plates with all the trimmings to eat-in, take-out or be delivered for $10 each. Raffle tickets are also available for $5 for a chance to win a 50/50 raffle. Additional information about purchasing a plate, volunteering, auction items and raffle tickets is available at: http:// !