Presented by the Brewers Association, GABF is the largest commercial beer View the winners or download a PDF list of the winners. The Great American Beer Festival competition awarded medals to some of the best commercial breweries in the United States. Texas brought home 16 awards from GABF Gold Winners: Armadillo Ale Works, Community Beer, Grapevine Brewing, Oasis Brewing.

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American-Style Pale Ale entries Gold: Pivo Pils is the paradigmatic example of the new American Pilsner think hoppy and it epitomizes the clean, precise, spot-on brewing philosophy that Firestone Walker embraces with its line of clean beers the Barrelworks program is another story in-and-of-itself. Coastal Empire Beer Co.

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This is a delicious beer that is terrific fresh but it also cellars and ages with the best of them. The BA complies with provisions of Executive Order and the rules, regulations, and relevant orders of the Secretary of Labor. The competition is always fierce, and this year, entry was limited and structured in a way so as to maximize the number of breweries that could participate for example, each brewery was limited to five beer entries.

Menu events Industry News reviews cider interviews video. The top five entered categories were:. We focus on breaking stories about new breweries, new brands, openings, closings, reviews, interviews, videos and industry news and commentary from a variety of well connected contributors.

Four breweries tied for most medals won, with three medals each: Gold, silver and bronze medals were also awarded in the GABF Pro-Am competition, which pairs amateur brewers with professional brewers, who scale up the award-winning homebrew recipes.

The top five entered categories were: The medal winners, including the winning professional brewers and American Homebrewers Association AHA member homebrewers are: You might think of Colorado breweries like Prost Brewingan award winning German-style brewery in Denver.

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In what is arguably one of the most difficult and stiff beer competitions in the world, it is an outstanding accomplishment to be awarded even just a single medal. The state of California boasts more than breweries, and the California brewers saw success at the competition, bringing 46 medals in all back to the Golden State 44 medals if you do not count the two medals awarded to Pabst Brewing Co. First time logging in? The sweep of the Session Beer Category marked the first three of the fourteen medals ultimately awarded to San Diego breweries throughout the day, a tremendous accomplishment for one city in this venerable competition.


There were two categories in which one of the three possible medals was not awarded: Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Ineach brewery had the opportunity to enter only five beers into the competition, and with 5, entries total, those odds are not promising. The GABF competition featured three new categories: There were two categories in which one of the three possible medals was not awarded:.

Additional GABF sponsors are recognized on the festival website. Brewery Owners Industry Predictions. The winners in the most-entered that is, the most competitive categories were: English-Style Brown Ale 67 entries: This guy clearly knows what he is doing in the brewpub environment. Winners were chosen from 5, competition entries 16 percent more than in from 1, breweries, hailing from 50 states plus Washington, D.

Mike is a passionate craft beer enthusiast, an active member of the Brewers Association, the California Craft Brewers Association, and the American Homebrewers Association. Russian River Brewing Co. Instead, you might think of the amazing lagers being brewed in Pennsylvania, at breweries like Victory Brewing Company or Troegs Craft Brewery.

American-Style India Pale Ale: Award-winning brewers received prestigious gold, silver and bronze medals in 90 beer categories covering different beer styles encompassing subcategoriesestablishing the best examples of each style in the U.

Presented by the Brewers AssociationGABF is the largest commercial beer competition in the world and a symbol of brewing excellence. Half Acre Beer Co. Herb and Spice Beer entries Gold: The Brewers Association BA represents more than 75 percent of the brewing industry, and its members make more than 99 percent of the beer brewed in the U.


Overall, it was a tremendous showing for the state of California at the Great American Beer Festival in Capitol City Brewing Co. All said and done, the competition included 1, participating breweries this year, with a total of 5, beer entries qinners is one beer a day for fifteen years. California is truly a state overflowing with award winning breweries and award winning beer.

Forgot username or password? Tampa Bay Brewing Co. There was one other brewer from California to medal twice at the GABF competition this year, and Julian Shrago deserves a section all to his own. Yabf New School Beer aims to be the 1 source for craft beer, cider and mead industry news in the northwest. A year-round offering from AleSmith, Old Numbskull tends towards the American side of the beer style, with an assertive hop profile that supports a toffee malt sweetness.

If you are looking for an awesome example of an American brewed lager, you will likely find one being brewed in California. Top three states by ratio of medals to entries by state: Fifty-two first-time entering breweries won awards. Go enjoy a glass of your favorite Californian beer today. Look for California to continue to innovate and lead the way with Session Beer. When you think about lager brewing in the United States, California is not necessarily the first brewing region that comes to mind.

This beer is what beer should be: More and more brewers are realizing that if you want the acclaim and recognition, you need to brew alongside the likes of Russian River, Firestone Walker, Beachwood, Sierra Nevada, Anchor Brewing Company, etc.