Hutton & Smith’s team accepted a bronze medal over the weekend at the Great American Beer Festival. (Photo: Contributed)

Hutton & Smith Brewing Co. receivedrecognition from the Great American Beer Festival over the weekend.

The Martin Luther King Boulevard brewery, which has been open for a little more than a year, won a bronze medal in theGerman-Style Altbier category.

Owner Melanie Krautstrunk, head brewer Joel Krautstrunk, brewer Jonathan Driggers and assistant brewer Priscilla Burns went to Denver to accept the award.

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Click here for the entire list of winners, which includes a Walland, Tennessee, brewery.

The Krautstrunks are a husband and wife duo who moved from Las Vegas to Chattanooga.Joel is a climber, and Melanie is a geologist. The duo wanted to move somewhere with a sound outdoors scene and a market for craft beer.

The Krautstrunks have released 23 styles of beers and consistently kept 12 on tap, according to Nooga.com archives.

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