Great American Beer Festival Awards

GABF MedalsThis morning the Great American Beer Fest announced this years winners. Winners List.

Closer Look:

  • 31 out of 50 states got medals: CA (52) – CO (46) – OR (25) – VA (14) – PA (12) – TX (10) – OH (8) – NM (8) – NY (7) – MO (6) – AZ (5) – IL (5) – UT (5) – WI (5) – IN (4) – MI (4) – MN (4) – MT (4) – NC (4) – NV (4) – WA (4) – DE (3) – KS (2) – MA (2) – WY (2) – FL (1) – LA (1) – MD (1) – NJ (1) – TN (1)
  • 179 different breweries received medals
  • Most Medals: Devils Backbone Brewing (6) Beachwood BBQ & Brewing (5), Figueroa Mountain Brewing (5), Dry Dock Brewing (5), Firestone Walker (4), Rock Bottom – Colorado (4), Pelican Brewing (4) and Port City Brewing (4)

No Surprises:

  • Firestone Walker and Devils Backbone Brewing continue to take in not only medals, but Brewer of the Year awards again.
  • California receives the most awards followed by Colorado and Oregon.

Surprises:

  • Virginia (14), Texas (10), and New Mexico (8) our now on my #beertravel list. I was most surprised by New Mexico, which 6 different breweries took home a medal. After looking into the New Mexico Brewers Guild there looks to be 31 breweries and many more in planning. Great odds and way to represent at GABF!
  • We have been to 27 of 179 breweries that won a medal today. Thought we would have been to more. Alas…more beer travel!

One thought on “Great American Beer Festival Awards

  1. Reblogged this on Alcohol by Volume and commented:
    Congratulations to Minnesota on the 4 awards it took home.
    Congratulations also to Oliver Gray who won the Best Blogger award from the North American Guild of Beer Writers! Check out his blog, Literature and Libation which focuses on beer in Maryland. I didn’t win anything, but that’s okay. I’ll give it a go again next year!

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