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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Menu events Industry News reviews cider interviews video. More and more brewers are realizing that if you want the acclaim and recognition, you need to brew winnere the likes of Russian River, Firestone Walker, Beachwood, Sierra Nevada, Anchor Brewing Company, etc. Ineach brewery had the opportunity winnres enter only five beers into the competition, and with 5, entries total, those odds are not promising.

Four breweries tied for most medals won, with three medals each: The winners in the most-entered that is, wnners most competitive categories were: English-Style Brown Ale 67 entries: Mike is a passionate craft beer enthusiast, an active member of the Brewers Association, the California Craft Brewers Association, and the American Homebrewers Association. For all things California beer, follow him on twitter at SocieteMike.

Imperial India Pale Ale entries Gold: The GABF competition featured three new categories: The state of California boasts more than breweries, and the California brewers winhers success at the competition, bringing 46 medals in all back to iwnners Golden State 44 medals if you do not count the two medals awarded to Pabst Brewing Co.

You may also like This guy clearly knows what he is doing in winnerss brewpub environment. 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. 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.


Russian River Brewing Co. There were two categories in which one of the three possible medals was not awarded: This beer is what beer should be: Fifty-two first-time entering breweries won awards.

2014 GABF Winners

Capitol City Brewing Co. First time logging in? 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.

This is a delicious beer that is terrific fresh but it also cellars and ages with winnesr best of them. Overall, it was a tremendous showing for the state of California at the Great American Beer Festival in The 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.

When you think about lager brewing in the United States, California is not necessarily the first brewing region that comes to mind. Presented by the Brewers AssociationGABF is the largest commercial winnera competition in the world and a symbol tabf brewing excellence. Coastal Empire Beer Co.

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. The top five entered categories were:.

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The BA complies with provisions of Executive Order and the rules, regulations, and relevant orders of the Secretary of Labor. 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. Instead, you might think of the amazing lagers being brewed in Wlnners, at breweries like Victory Brewing Company or Troegs Craft Brewery.


You might think of Colorado breweries like Prost Brewingan award winning German-style brewery in Denver. Pivo Pils is the paradigmatic example of the new American Pilsner think hoppy and winnerss 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. Winners were chosen from 5, competition entries 16 percent more than in from 1, breweries, hailing from 50 states plus Washington, D.

Past Winners – Great American Beer Festival

Go enjoy a glass of your favorite Californian beer today. The top 22014 entered categories were: Top three states by ratio of medals to entries by state: Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Your email address will not be published.

There was one other brewer from Winndrs to medal twice at the GABF competition this year, and Julian Shrago deserves a section all to his own. American-Style India Pale Ale: Look for California to continue to innovate and lead the way with Session Beer.

All said 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 one of the three possible medals was not awarded:. Brewery Owners Industry Predictions. The medal winners, including the winning professional brewers and American Homebrewers Association AHA member homebrewers are: