[Congressional Record Volume 169, Number 81 (Monday, May 15, 2023)]
[Page H2320]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]

                             WORLD BEER CUP

  (Mrs. MILLER-MEEKS asked and was given permission to address the 
House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.)
  Mrs. MILLER-MEEKS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize Backpocket 
Brewing Company from Coralville, Iowa, for winning first place for 
their Pumpkin Ale at the 2023 World Beer Cup, drowning out their 
  They have set the bar for excellent brews worldwide. They already had 
a gold coin, and now they have a gold medal.
  When I first put together my draft remarks, I knew any praise I 
heaped on Backpocket would pale in comparison to their actual 
accomplishments. So I will let their beer speak for itself and say 
simply: congratulations.
  I would also encourage all the breweries who won silver or amber: 
Don't be sour. You were stout competitors. However, one thing is clear. 
We may not have much of a timber industry in Iowa, but we do have great 
lagers. I encourage all my colleagues to hop on the bandwagon and try 
Iowa beer.