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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Brewery Owners Industry Predictions. There were two categories in which one of the three possible medals was not awarded:.

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. Presented wniners the Brewers AssociationGABF is the largest commercial beer competition in the world and a symbol of brewing excellence.

California is truly a state overflowing with award winning breweries and award winning beer. Forgot username or password? If you are looking for an awesome example of an American brewed lager, you will likely find one being brewed in California. Instead, you might think of the amazing lagers being brewed in Pennsylvania, at breweries like Victory Brewing Company or Troegs Craft Brewery.

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 winndrs this venerable competition. Four breweries tied for most medals won, with three medals each: Your email address will not be published.


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The winners in the most-entered that is, the most competitive categories were: As more and more breweries continue to open up in the state, the level of healthy competition and the overall quality of the beer being brewed in California will only continue to rise. For all things California beer, follow him on twitter at SocieteMike.

Past Winners – Great American Beer Festival

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. Imperial India 20014 Ale entries Gold: From one end of the ABV and flavor-profile side of the beer style spectrum to the other, the California brewers also swept the medals in the Barley Wine-Style Ale category.

The top five entered categories were:. As a huge proponent of California beer, and as someone who drinks predominantly fresh and local California beer, it was fantastic to see these breweries earn some recognition for the hard work that goes into brewing some world-class winnners. The New School Beer aims to be the 1 source for craft beer, cider and mead industry news in the northwest.

234 Breweries Celebrate Medals at 2014 Great American Beer Festival®

You might think of Colorado breweries like Prost Brewingan award winning German-style brewery in Denver. First time logging in?

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. American-Style Pale Ale entries Gold: Ineach brewery had the opportunity to enter only five beers into the competition, and with 5, entries total, those odds are not promising.


Top three states by ratio of medals to entries by state: Look for California to continue to innovate and lead the way with Session Beer. Overall, it was a tremendous showing for the state of California at the Great American Beer Festival in There were two categories in which one of the three possible medals was not awarded: 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. This beer is what beer should be: Additional GABF sponsors are recognized on the festival website.

Great American Beer Festival (GABF) California Winners Recap – New School Beer

The top five entered categories were: When you think about lager brewing in the United States, California vabf not necessarily the first brewing region that comes to mind.

Mike is a passionate craft beer enthusiast, an active member of the Brewers Association, the California Craft Brewers Association, and the American Homebrewers Association. Go enjoy a glass of your favorite Californian beer today.