Monday, November 3, 2014

2014 All Colorado Beer Festival awards beer medals

2014 All Colorado Beer FestivalThe 2014 All Colorado Beer Festival was held last weekend on November 1st at the Freedom Financial Services Expo Center in Colorado Springs. This beer festival had over 70 Colorado breweries in attendance, over 200 different beers and drew a big Sell Out crowd of avid Colorado beer drinkers across multiple tasting sessions.

During this event, a Gold, Silver and Bronze medal was awarded in 12 separate beer categories. These categories included Lagers, Bock-Scottish & Irish Ales, Hybrid-German Wheat & Rye, American Ales, Brown - Porter- Stout, India Pale Ales, Belgian/French & Sour Ales, Strong Ales, Fruit Beers, Spice/Herb & Vegetable Beers, Smoke & Wood Aged Beers and Specialty Beers. Also, an overall Best of Show award was given out.

Those in attendance were treated to a wonderful session of beer sampling, a silent disco from Oskar Blues and food from several vendors. The following list shows all of the medal winners for this festival.

2014 All Colorado Beer Festival Medal Winners

Category 1 – Lagers

Gold – Yak & Yeti Brewpub – Nameste Pilsner.
Silver – Eddyline Brewing – Kickin’ Back Amber Lager.
Bronze – Eddyline Brewing – Jolly Roger Black Lager.

Category 2 – Bock, Scottish & Irish Ales

Gold – Oskar Blues Brewert – Old Chub Nitro.
Silver – Bristol Brewing – Laughing Lab Scottish Ale.
Bronze – Ute Pass Brewing Co – Kick Back Irish Red.

Category 3 – Hybrid, German Wheat & Rye

Gold – Living the Dream Brewing Co – Alt Bier.
Silver – Odyssey Beerwerks – Heliocentric.
Bronze – Phantom Canyon – Red Sparks.

Category 4 – American Ales

Gold – Upslope Brewubg – Brown Ale.
Silver – Elk Mountain Brewubg – Ute Bill Pale Ale.
Bronze – Ute Pass Brewing Co – Live the Dream Pale Ale.

Category 5 – Brown Ale, Porter & Stout

Gold – Craftworks/Rockbottom – Wrong Trousers.
Silver – Bonfire – Tent Pole.
Bronze – Verboten Brewing – Pure Imagination.

Category 6 – India Pale Ale

Gold – Odell Brewing – IPA.
Silver – Shamrock Brewing – Big Popa IIPA.
Bronze – Living the Dream – Imperial IPA.

Category 7 – Belgian, French & Sour Ales

Gold – River North Brewery – River North White.
Silver – New Belgium Brewing – Le Terroir.
Bronze – Pikes Peak Brewing Co – Penrose Private Reserve 1302.

Category 8 – Strong Ales

Gold – Manitou Brewing – MBC Belgian Dark Strong.
Silver – Nano 108 Brewing – Belgian Triple.
Bronze – Elevation Beer Co – Arete Barley Wine.

Category 9 – Fruit Beer

Gold – Dry Dock Brewing Co – Apricot Blonde.
Silver – Yak & Yeti Brewpub – Gluten Free Apple Ale.
Bronze – Bonfire Brewing – Gluten Free Raspberry.

Category 10 – Spice, Herb & Vegetable Beer

Gold – Boulder Beer Co – Shake Chocolate Porter.
Silver – Upslope Brewing – Pumpkin Ale.
Bronze – Twisted Pine Brewing Co – Billy’s Chili.

Category 11 – Smoke & Wood-Aged Beer

Gold – Paradox – Old Kintucky Common.
Silver – Elevation Beer Co – Signal de Botrange.
Bronze – Copper Kettle Brewing Co – Sobremesa.

Category 12 – Specialty Beer

Gold – Shamrock Brewing – Death by Coconut Chocolate Porter.
Silver – BJ’s Brewhouse – Cascadian Dark Ale.
Bronze – Smiling Toad – Lavender.

Overall Best of Show

Odell Brewing Company - IPA


Grats to all the breweries who attended and were awarded medals this year. Colorado has spoken! Be sure to attend next year as it should prove to be even bigger and better than ever. Save the date for Saturday, November 7th, 2015. For more information on this festival visit:

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