Sunday, October 9, 2016

2016 GABF Colorado Medal Winners


Another Great American Beer Festival has come and gone. The 35th Annual gathering of craft beer fans gathered at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado to celebrate everything that is BEER.

Yesterday morning, on October 8th, 2016, the Brewers Association and all the brewers in attendance gathered to award Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals in over 96 different beer categories. Once again, Colorado breweries took home a large portion of the medals. The following list describes the medals that Colorado-based breweries took home.

In all, there were 38 Medals won by Colorado breweries. The breakdown was as follows: Gold medals: 14, Silver medals: 15, and Bronze medals: 9. Congratulations to all these Colorado breweries who took home some new awards.

2016 Colorado GABF Winners

Category 4: Fruit Wheat Beer - 84 Entries
Silver: Mango Wheat, Blue Moon Brewing Co., Denver, CO

Category 8: Chili Beer - 112 Entries
Gold: Rocky Mtn Saison, 14er Brewing Co., Denver, CO

Category 9: Herb and Spice Beer - 114 Entries
Silver: Ginger American Ale, Broken Compass Brewing, Breckenridge, CO

Category 10: Pumpkin Spice Beer - 39 Entries
Gold: Pump Action Imperial Pumpkin Ale, 4 Noses Brewing Co., Broomfield, CO

Category 17: Session India Pale Ale - 118 Entries
Gold: Trump Hands, Cannonball Creek Brewing Co., Golden, CO

Category 21: Historical Beer - 43 Entries
Gold: Valhalla, El Rancho Brewing, Evergreen, CO
Bronze: Wild & Crazy Rye, BJ’s Restaurant & Brewery - Boulder, Boulder, CO

Category 25: Brett Beer - 53 Entries
Silver: Dreamy Thing, Cerebral Brewing, Denver, CO

Category 27: Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer - 66 Entries
Gold: Drama Queen, Denver Beer Co. - Canworks, Denver, CO

Category 29: Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Stout - 131 Entries
Bronze: Little Nonsense, Verboten Brewing, Loveland, CO

Category 35: American-Style or International-Style Pilsener - 66 Entries
Bronze: Mexican Logger, SKA Brewing, Durango, CO

Category 36: American-Style Light Lager or German-Style Light Lager - 21 Entries
Silver: Lightner Creek Lager, Carver Brewing Co., Durango, CO
Bronze: Coors Light, Coors Brewing Co., Golden, CO

Category 37: American-Style Lager or Ice Lager or Malt Liquor - 34 Entries
Silver: Coors Banquet, Coors Brewing Co., Golden, CO

Category 42: Munich-Style Helles - 84 Entries
Silver: Helles, Dry Dock Brewing Co. - South Dock, Aurora, CO

Category 46: European-Style Dark Lager/Munich-Style Dunkel - 38 Entries
Silver: Piney Ridge Dunkel, Front Range Brewing Co., Lafayette, CO

Category 47: German-Style Schwarzbier - 47 Entries
Silver: Alternate Present, Fiction Beer Co., Denver, CO

Category 49: German-Style Doppelbock or Eisbock - 29 Entries
Gold: Warning Sign, Rockyard American Grill & Brewing Co., Castle Rock, CO

Category 51: Golden or Blonde Ale - 115 Entries
Gold: Kirby, Echo Brewing Co., Frederick, CO

Category 53: English-Style Summer Ale - 68 Entries
Silver: Ridgway Blonde, Colorado Boy Pub & Brewery, Ridgway, CO

Category 57: American-Style Pale Ale - 157 Entries
Gold: Stick’s Pale Ale, Bootstrap Brewing Co., Niwot, CO

Category 63: Imperial Red Ale - 62 Entries
Bronze: Wreak Havoc, Bootstrap Brewing Co., Niwot, CO

Category 68: Irish-Style Red Ale - 80 Entries
Silver: St. James Irish Red Ale, Glenwood Canyon Brewing Co., Glenwood Springs, CO

Category 69: English-Style Brown Ale - 47 Entries
Gold: Tri-Town Brown, Echo Brewing Cask and Barrel, Erie, CO
Bronze: Not Brown, CooperSmith’s Pub & Brewing, Fort Collins, CO

Category 70: American-Style Brown Ale - 84 Entries
Silver: Upslope Brown Ale, Upslope Brewing Co. - Flatiron Park, Boulder, CO
Bronze: Face Down Brown, Telluride Brewing Co., Telluride, CO

Category 73: German-Style Altbier - 57 Entries
Gold: Little Red Cap, Grimm Brothers Brewhouse, Loveland, CO

Category 74: South German-Style Hefeweizen - 111 Entries
Silver: WeiƟbier, Prost Brewing, Denver, CO

Category 75: German-Style Wheat Ale - 33 Entries
Silver: Slam Dunkel, Steamworks Brewing Co., Durango, CO

Category 76: Belgian-Style Blonde Ale or Pale Ale - 61 Entries
Gold: Solid Gold, Cannonball Creek Brewing Co., Golden, CO

Category 78: Classic Saison - 88 Entries
Gold: Achtertuin Seizoen Farmhouse Ale, The Post Brewing Co., Lafayette, CO
Bronze: Saison, Baere Brewing Co., Denver, CO

Category 83: Belgian-Style Tripel - 92 Entries
Silver: PDA, Black Bottle Brewery, Fort Collins, CO

Category 84: Belgian-Style Strong Specialty Ale - 70 Entries
Bronze: Treachery, 12Degree Brewing, Louisville, CO

Category 85: Other Belgian-Style Ale - 31 Entries
Gold: Blond, Copper Kettle Brewing Co., Denver, CO

Category 89: Export Stout - 43 Entries
Silver: Fade to Black, Volume 1, Left Hand Brewing Co., Longmont, CO

Category 92: Oatmeal Stout - 61 Entries
Silver: Backside Stout, Steamworks Brewing Co., Durango, CO


The dates for the 2017 Great American Beer Festival have already been set: October 5-7, 2017.


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