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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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Top three states by ratio of medals to entries by state: There were two categories in which one of the three possible medals was not awarded:.

The BA complies with provisions of Executive Order and the rules, regulations, and relevant orders of the Secretary of Labor. This beer is what beer should be: 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. Winners were chosen from 5, competition entries 16 percent more than in from 1, breweries, hailing from 50 states plus Washington, D.

The GABF competition featured three new categories: Additional GABF sponsors are recognized on the festival website. Tampa Bay Brewing Co. American-Style India Pale Ale: Presented by 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. 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.

Four breweries tied for most medals won, with three medals each: Overall, it was a tremendous showing for the state of California at the Great American Beer Festival in Ineach brewery had the opportunity to enter only five beers into the competition, and with 5, entries total, those odds are not promising.

Menu events Industry News reviews cider interviews video. 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. The top five entered categories were:.


Capitol City Brewing Co. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. As a huge proponent of California beer, and as someone who drinks predominantly fresh and local California beer, it was fantastic to see these winers earn some recognition for the hard work that goes into brewing some world-class beer. For all things California beer, follow him on twitter at SocieteMike.

This is a delicious beer that is terrific fresh but it also cellars and ages with the best of them. The top five entered categories were: When you think about lager brewing in the United States, California is not necessarily the first brewing region that comes to mind.

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Half Acre Beer Co. First time logging in? Go enjoy a glass of your favorite Californian beer today.

You may also gwbf The medal winners, including the winning professional brewers and American Homebrewers Association AHA member homebrewers are: The New School Beer aims to be the 1 source for craft beer, cider and mead industry news 0214 the northwest.

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.

2014 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) California Winners Recap

The sweep of the Session Beer Category marked the first three of the fourteen wijners ultimately awarded to San Diego breweries throughout the day, a tremendous accomplishment for one wknners in this venerable competition. If you are looking for an awesome example of an American brewed lager, you will likely find one being brewed in California. Mike is a passionate craft beer enthusiast, an active member of the Brewers Association, the California Craft Brewers Association, and the American Homebrewers Association.

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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.

This guy clearly knows what he is doing in the brewpub environment. Imperial India Pale Habf entries Gold: 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. We focus on breaking stories about new breweries, new brands, openings, closings, reviews, interviews, videos and industry news and commentary from a variety of well connected contributors.


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You might think of Colorado breweries like Prost Winnwrsan award winning German-style winnere in Denver. There was one other brewer from California to medal twice at the GABF vabf this year, and Julian Shrago deserves a section all to his own. 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.

American-Style Pale Ale entries Gold: 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 participate for example, each brewery was limited to five beer entries. Forgot username or password? 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.

Instead, you might think of the amazing lagers being brewed in Pennsylvania, at breweries like Victory Brewing Company or Troegs Craft Brewery.

Fifty-two first-time entering breweries won awards. The winners in the most-entered that is, the most competitive categories were: 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. 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.

Look for California to continue to innovate and lead the way with Session Beer. Brewery Owners Industry Predictions.