Tag Archives: Great American Beer Festival

Oregon 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 in 2014) from 1,552 breweries hailing from 50 states plus Washington, D.C.”) and required the largest judging panel ever (242 judges). It’s always fun to … Continue reading →

Oregon’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 (again) is Barley Brown’s over in Baker City: They won five(!) medals under the name of both Barley Brown’s Brew Pub and Baker City Brewing … Continue reading →

Oregon’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): German Sparkle Party Silver in American-Style Stout (category 78): Power to the People American Stout Barley Brown’s Brewpub (Baker City) Silver in American-Style Wheat Beer … Continue reading →

GABF 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 with beeranistas. The Great American Beer Festival is the American brewing industry‚Äôs top public tasting opportunity and competition. Tasting sessions will offer attendees the opportunity … Continue reading →

GABF 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 perhaps excessive sub-categorizing in the past, I just have to wonder how these got slipped through? Field Beer: Subcategory of Category 5, “Field Beer or … Continue reading →