Harris GABF Award Winners

Congratulations to our partner breweries for winning medals at the Great American Beer Festival:

Silver Medal: Longboard Island Lager, Kona Brewing Co.
(Category 44: Dortmunder or German-Style Oktoberfest – 56 Entries)

Bronze Medal: Goldieā€™s Big Bock, Lonerider Brewing Co.
(Category 50: German-Style Doppelbock or Eisbock – 51 Entries)

Gold Medal: Boone Creek Blonde, Appalachian Mountain Brewery
(Category 52: Golden or Blonde Ale – 126 Entries)

Bronze Medal: Triple Tail, SweetWater Brewing Co.
(Category 58: American-Style Pale Ale – 199 Entries)

This year was another record year for the competition: with winners chosen from a total of 7,923 competition entries from 2,217 breweries!! Here’s a note from the Brewers Association on how the beers are judged:

“The Great American Beer Festival invites industry professionals from around the world to sit together in small groups and, without knowing the brand name, taste beers in each specified style category. The ultimate goal of the Great American Beer Festival Judge Panel is to identify the three beers that best represent each beer-style category as described and adopted by the Great American Beer Festival.

The Professional Judge Panel awards gold, silver or bronze medals that are recognized around the world as symbols of brewing excellence. These awards are among the most coveted in the industry and heralded by the winning brewers in their national advertising.”

Click here for the full list of winners.