Tag Archives: Great American Beer Festival

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 →

GABF 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 watch as I first post this. So, as the results roll in live(ish), I’ll be trying to update this post as soon as possible with … Continue reading →

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 →