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. American-Style India Pale Ale: There were two categories in which one of the three possible medals was not awarded:.

English-Style Brown Ale 67 entries: A year-round offering from AleSmith, Old Numbskull tends towards the Qinners side of the beer style, with an assertive hop profile that supports a toffee malt sweetness. First time logging in?

California is truly a state overflowing with award winning breweries and award winning beer. This is a delicious beer that is terrific fresh but it also cellars and ages with the best of them.

2014 Great American Beer Festival® Winners

The BA complies with provisions of Executive Order and the rules, regulations, and relevant orders of the Secretary of Labor. 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.

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. The top five entered categories were:.


Overall, it was a tremendous showing for the state of California at the Great American Beer Festival in 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 winnes in-and-of-itself.


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. Your email address will not be published. Russian River Brewing Co.

Past Winners – Great American Beer Festival

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. You might think of Colorado breweries like Prost Brewingan award winning German-style brewery in Denver. We focus on breaking stories about new gzbf, new brands, openings, closings, reviews, interviews, videos and industry news and commentary from a variety of well connected contributors.

Tampa Bay Brewing Co. Additional GABF sponsors are recognized on the festival website. The winners in the most-entered that is, the most competitive categories were: This guy clearly knows what he is doing in the brewpub environment. Half Acre Beer Co.

Fifty-two first-time entering breweries won awards. 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. When you think about lager brewing in the United States, California is not necessarily the first brewing region that comes to mind.

Ineach brewery had the opportunity to enter only five beers into the competition, and with 5, entries total, those odds are not promising. Herb and Spice Beer entries Gold: Top three states by ratio of medals to entries by state: Brewery Owners Industry Predictions.

2014 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) California Winners Recap

Winners were chosen from 5, competition entries 16 percent more than in from 1, breweries, hailing from 50 states plus Washington, D. If you are looking for an awesome example of an American brewed lager, you will likely find one being brewed in California. For all things California beer, follow him on twitter at SocieteMike. Forgot username or password?


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. The medal winners, including the winning professional brewers and American Homebrewers Association AHA member homebrewers are: Imperial India Pale Ale entries Gold: The top five entered categories were: You may also like Capitol City Brewing Co.

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.

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.

American-Style Pale Ale entries Gold: 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.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. 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.