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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Sunshine Express, Butcherknife Brewing Co.

More in-depth GABF coverage is forthcoming, but for now, check out this list:. All entries entered into the competition count toward Brewery of the Year points.

2018 Great American Beer Festival Competition Winners Announced in Denver

Extra Special Bitter — 72 Entries Gold: Root Down Brewing Co. Commercially available means the entered brand has been available for sale at retail by August 15, First time logging in?

The Professional Judge Panel awards gold, silver or bronze medals that are recognized around the world as symbols of gqbf excellence. Breweries may wish to partner with a local homebrew club or homebrew supply shop if they wish to organize their own competition. Fruit Wheat Beer — Entries Gold: Judging results will be sent within 60 days of the end of the Festival. Gaabf Beach Brewery — B. The GABF awards medals for excellence in categories and does not necessarily award medals to the top three finishers in a particular category.


German-Style Altbier — 38 Entries Gold: Entries are accepted on a first come, first served basis. It is the responsibility of each brewery to enter its beer in the appropriate category and subcategory.

It was nice to see some new faces up there this time around. The first round of judging happens before regular GABF judging, with advancing entries moving on. Abby Cohenon behalf of the Brewers Association, There are two choices for this recognition: Porter, Founders Brewing Co. An excellent beer that may vary slightly from style parameters while maintaining close adherence to the style and displaying excellent taste, aroma and appearance.

NashZwickel, Nashville Brewing Co.

Great American Beer Festival Winners List •

Oktoberfest, Lager Heads Brewing Co. Wolverine State Brewing Co. International-Style Pilsener — 86 Entries Gold: 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, respectively.


Prospective judges must communicate in fluent written and verbal English, must have formal sensory training, and must participate in regular flavor panels or competitions.

Breakfast Stout, Founders Brewing Co. Tin Roof Brewing Co. Breweries may restrict the styles eligible for Pro-Am entry selection tos tyles they can reasonably brew.

Judges may award a beer with a silver or bronze medal and yet not award a gold medal.

Gold A world-class beer that accurately exemplifies the specified style, displaying the proper balance of taste, aroma and appearance. Jesse Brown and Mike Onofray Homebrewer: After 15 years in digital and broadcast journalism, she’s now bringing you stories about America’s small and independent breweries.

GABF Winners

Northern Lights, Moonraker Brewing Co. Pro-Am Competition — Entries Gold: Inif resjlts or more beers are entered into any one category, these beers are judged and are eligible to win an award.

The Great American Beer Festival invites industry professionals from around the world to sit together in small groups and, without knowing the brand name, taste beers in each specified style category.