BreweriesGABF 2016: Oregon award winners

Saturday morning, October 8, the 2016 Great American Beer Festival awards ceremony revealed this year’s winners for one of the largest and most popular beer festivals around. Big congratulations are always in order for all of the winners, but┬ánaturally since I live in Oregon I always like to highlight the … Continue reading

BreweriesOregon Breweries bring home 19 GABF medals

The Great American Beer Festival was going on this past week, culminating in the big awards ceremony yesterday for the competition portion of the festival, with 275 coveted medals awards among 242 breweries. The numbers were impressive this year (“Winners were chosen from 6,647 competition entries (20 percent more than … Continue reading

EventsOregon’s 2013 GABF winners

I was planning a party yesterday so I didn’t get a chance to watch the livestream of the Great American Beer Festival awards live I’ve done in recent years, but I was still very pleased to see that Oregon breweries brought home 25 medals this year! The big Oregon winner … Continue reading

BreweriesOregon’s 2012 GABF winners

The Great American Beer Festival awards ceremony took place today, issuing 3 medals apiece across 84 categories to breweries across the nation. Oregon produced its share of winners (and you can view the full list of all winners here.) 10 Barrel Brewing (Bend) Silver in German-Style Sour Ale (category 65): … Continue reading

EventsGABF 2012

It would be remiss of me not to note that there’s this little beer festival going on Denver this week, from Thursday the 11th through Saturday the 13th. Some 49,000 people will be descending on the Colorado Convention Center over those three days, and the city of Denver becomes awash … Continue reading

EventsGABF categories I don’t quite get

One thing I noticed while I was live(ish)blogging the GABF awards ceremony this weekend was the existence of some… odd… styles of beer that were being judged. I suppose the full descriptions explain them somewhat but considering all the pedantantry that has gone on with the GABF styles and their … Continue reading

EventsGABF 2011 results (live-ish)

Today at one o’clock Mountain Time (noon on the west coast, 3pm on the east) is the Great American Beer Festival‘s award ceremony: arguably the best part of the GABF. If you can’t be there in person, the next best thing is the live video feed, which I’m starting to … Continue reading

EventsGABF 2011

Today marks the first day of the Great American Beer Festival, the country’s (if not the world’s?) largest kegger beer enthusiast event and competition taking place in Denver, Colorado. This is one of the best-known of beer events (one which I will someday attend) and while there’s been plenty of … Continue reading

EventsThe Oregon GABF winners

The Great American Beer Festival awards ceremony was yesterday (I watched part of it live online), and the official results are posted today. Oregon’s brewers brought home a number of medals, and I’m pleased (as always) to see that Bend had a good representation as well. Bend winners: Deschutes Brewery: … Continue reading

BloggingHop Press: Fests!

Over on my Hop Press article this weekend I touch on the season of festivals: including the start of Oktoberfest, the Great American Beer Festival, and the upcoming Fresh Hop Tastivals (back again this year). Getting a little more local, Oregon has the start of their Fresh Hop Tastivals next … Continue reading