Tag Archives: Great American Beer Festival

GABF 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 ink spilled over the years writing about it, a Twitter comment by Lew Bryson yesterday made me think of GABF in a different way: judging … Continue reading →

The 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: Category 14: Gluten Free Beer: Silver for Gluten Free Category 43: Classic English-Style Pale Ale: Gold for Mirror Pond Pale Ale Category 53: Extra Special … Continue reading →

Hop 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 weekend, in the small Central Oregon town of Sisters: four of these in all (one each weekend for four weeks) around the state to highlight … Continue reading →

GABF 2010

The Great American Beer Festival is all set to kick off in a couple days over there in Denver; from the 16th through the 18th some 49,000 people are estimated to roll into town. This is of course The Show for American breweries: The 29th edition of the Great American Beer Festival (GABF). The premier U.S. beer festival is expected to serve more than 2,200 different beers, in 1-ounce tasting portions, from an estimated 462 … Continue reading →

Oregon GABF Winners

Today was the awards ceremony for the Great American Beer Festival, and among all the great beers that were judged (some 3300 across 78 categories), a number of Oregon breweries brought home medals. Here’s who won what (alphabetical order): 10 Barrel Brewing (Bend): Bronze for S1NIST0R Black Ale in Category 13, “Out of Category – Traditionally Brewed Beer”. Barley Brown’s Brewpub (Baker City): 2 medals! Silver for Shredder’s Wheat in Category 2, “American-Style Wheat Beer”, … Continue reading →