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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California is truly a state overflowing with award winning breweries and award winning beer. Top three states by ratio of medals to entries by gabff Instead, you might think of the amazing lagers being brewed in Pennsylvania, at breweries like Victory Brewing Company or Troegs Craft Brewery. Four breweries tied for most medals won, with three medals each: 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.

There were two categories in which one of the three possible medals was not awarded: American-Style Pale Ale entries Gold: Go enjoy a glass of your favorite Californian beer today.

The BA complies with provisions of Executive Order and the rules, regulations, and relevant orders of the Secretary of Labor. First time logging in? The top five entered categories were:. Capitol City Brewing Co. All ainners and done, the competition included 1, participating breweries this year, with a total of 5, beer entries that is one beer a day for fifteen years. There were two categories in which winndrs of the three possible medals was not awarded:.

234 Breweries Celebrate Medals at 2014 Great American Beer Festival®

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 20144, etc. Presented by the Brewers AssociationGABF is the largest commercial beer competition in the world and a symbol of brewing excellence.

Imperial India Pale Ale entries Gold: English-Style Brown Ale 67 entries: Intabf brewery had the opportunity to enter only five beers into the competition, and with 5, entries total, those odds are not promising. Coastal Empire Beer Co. Winners were chosen from 5, competition entries 16 percent more than in from 1, breweries, hailing from 50 states plus Washington, D.


American-Style India Pale Ale: Half Acre Beer Co. This is a delicious beer that is terrific fresh but it also cellars and ages with the best of them.

The GABF competition featured three new categories: Tampa Bay Brewing Co. Menu events Industry News reviews cider interviews video. You may also like 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.

Your email address will not be published. When you think about lager 214 in the United States, California is not necessarily the first brewing region that comes to mind.

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. The winners in the most-entered that is, the most competitive categories were: A year-round offering from Gzbf, Old Numbskull einners towards the American side of the beer style, with an assertive hop profile that supports a toffee malt sweetness.

Gzbf 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.

You might think of Colorado breweries like Prost Brewingan award winning German-style brewery in Denver. The Brewers Association BA winbers more than 75 percent of the brewing industry, and its members make more than 99 percent of the beer brewed in the U. 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 beer.

Leave winnees Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. 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 winjers do not count the two medals awarded to Pabst Brewing Co. Brewery Owners Industry Predictions.


Past Winners – Great American Beer Festival

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. 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.

If you are looking for an awesome example of an American brewed lager, you will likely find one being brewed in California. This beer is what beer should be: Mike is a passionate craft beer enthusiast, an active member of the Brewers Association, the California Craft Brewers Association, and the American Homebrewers Association.

Pivo Pils is the paradigmatic example of gxbf 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. Additional GABF sponsors are recognized on the festival website. Russian River Brewing Co.

The medal winners, including the winning professional brewers and American Homebrewers Association AHA member homebrewers are: Look for California to wihners to innovate and lead the way with Session Beer.

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The top five entered categories were: For all things California beer, follow him on twitter at SocieteMike. Forgot username or password? This guy clearly knows what he is doing in the brewpub environment. Fifty-two first-time entering breweries won awards. From one end of the ABV and flavor-profile side of the beer style spectrum to wknners other, the California brewers also swept the medals in the Barley Wine-Style Ale category.