Earth Rider Brewery's North Tower Stout won a bronze award in the oatmeal stout category at the 2018 World Beer Cup held earlier this month at Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn.

The ale, described as having "malty accents of chocolate, coffee and dark fruit, balanced with a restrained hop presence," was selected by an international panel of 295 beer judges.

There were 101 categories, 8,234 entries from 2,515 breweries in 66 countries, and it's billed as the Olympics of Beer. It has been held biennially since 1996.

Earth Rider is a Superior-based brewery.