Brewery and Brewpub of the Year winners are determined based on the results of the competitive beer judging held at the Great American Beer Festival. If you’re looking to keep up with the happenings at GABF from the comfort of your home, The Brewing Network has you covered. The Great American Beer Festival, October , #GABF GABF Beer Winners. Do you know how many Lager categories were in the #GABF competition?.

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Robust Porter — 91 Entries Gold: Is your brewery expanding? Raucher, Wolverine State Brewing Co. When judges decide a category contains three excellent examples of the style, they award gold, silver and bronze medals for the first, second and third place beers, reeults. Judges may award a silver or a bronze medal and yet not award a gold medal in a category.

The brewery may choose to work with an existing competition or create their own. If a brand is entered more than once in gabr GABF, it will be disqualified from the competition. First come, First Served: Once filled, no additional pro-am entries can be accepted. The beer is brewed primarily for sale in the restaurant and bar.

About the Beer Competition

Session Beer — 50 Entries Gold: Robot, Stereo Brewing Co. American-Style IPA had Brewers entering beers into the GABF competition should carefully review the category and subcategory designations before registering their beer.


Wolverine State Brewing Co. The ultimate goal of the Great American Beer Festival Judge Panel is to identify the three beers that best represent each beer-style category as described and adopted by the Great American Beer Festival.

The Great American Beer Festival was made possible in part by the generous support of its sponsors. During first-round beer tastings, each judge completes a beer tasting form for each beer judged.

Noble Miner, Burgeon Beer Co. These awards are among the most coveted in the industry and heralded by the winning brewers in their national advertising. Entries are accepted on a first come, first served basis.

Brewers should each receive a minimum of three beer-tasting forms for each beer entered. The nature of the competition is entirely up to the brewery and must be timed to give the brewery adequate time to brew the beer to be ready for entry to the competition. Here are the breweries that took home medals in those top two categories:. View the winners or download a PDF list of the winners.

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Gold, silver and bronze medals were also awarded in the GABF Pro-Am competition, which pairs homebrewers with professional brewers, who scale up their award-winning homebrew recipes. Gordgeous, NoDa Brewing Co. Rye Beer — 57 Entries Gold: The award criteria are as follows:.

Experimental Beer — Entries Gold: We can’t send you beer, but we can send you our newsletter! Imperial Stout — 86 Entries Gold: Sunken City, Insight Brewing Co. Gose — Entries Gold: Chocolate Beer — 59 Entries Gold: Notify me of new posts by email.


Past Winners – Great American Beer Festival

However, the brewery may choose to offer the Pro-Am beer as one of their five festival beers at their brewery booth as well. Green Cheek Beer Co.

Little Harpeth Brewing Co. Congratulations to all the brewers who took home some hardware. Over 6, barrels produced in or multi-location breweries wishing to compete as a group. Festival attendees can also sip the beer entered in the competition during the tasting sessions.

It is imperative that beers are entered into the proper category and subcategory since judges evaluate beers on the basis of these resultz and subcategory descriptions. S ee criteria here. Export Stout — 52 Entries Gold: Rye Dawn, Breakwater Brewing Co. Dark Lager — 62 Entries Gold: Oatmeal Stout — 59 Entries Gold: NashZwickel, Nashville Brewing Co.

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