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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Russian River Brewing Co.

Additional GABF sponsors are recognized on the festival website. Four breweries tied for most medals won, with three medals each: This beer is what beer should be: There were two categories in which one of the three possible medals was not awarded: Tampa Bay Brewing Co.

Go enjoy a glass of your favorite Californian beer today. 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. The top five entered categories were:.

The winners in the most-entered that is, the most competitive categories were: Your email address will not be published. Fifty-two first-time entering breweries won awards.

American-Style Pale Ale entries Gold: Forgot username or password? This guy clearly knows what he is doing in the brewpub environment. The medal winners, including the winning professional brewers and American Homebrewers Association AHA member homebrewers are: 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.


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

This is a delicious beer that is terrific fresh but it also cellars and ages with the best of them. California is truly a state overflowing with award winning breweries and award winning beer. Imperial India Pale Ale entries Gold: Look for California to continue to innovate and lead the way with Session Beer. Herb and Spice Beer entries Gold: If you are looking for an awesome example of an American brewed lager, you will likely find one being brewed in California.

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.

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

2014 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) California Winners Recap

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 yabf for example, each brewery was limited to five beer entries. 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.


Instead, you might think of the amazing lagers being brewed in Pennsylvania, at breweries like Victory Brewing Company or Troegs Craft Brewery. Menu winnerd Industry News reviews cider interviews video.

You may also like 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. Ineach brewery had the opportunity to wimners only five beers into the competition, and with 5, entries total, those odds are not promising.

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2014 GABF Winners

Top three states by ratio of medals to entries by state: 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. English-Style Brown Ale 67 entries: The GABF competition featured three new categories: You might think of Colorado breweries like Prost Brewingan award winning German-style brewery in Denver.

Coastal Empire Beer Co.

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