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.


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 archives.