GABF 2016 Denver Winners

By Rowland Wasgatt on Monday, October 10, 2016

Great American Beer Festival - Denver, Colorado

         At this year’s Great American Beer Festival (GABF) we spent time at the Saturday afternoon session enjoying many beers from around the country. There were a lot of highlights - too many to drink! We focused mostly on beers from out of state breweries that are hard to find in Colorado, but of course couldn’t resist some of our go-to local favorites. Overall, we very much enjoyed everything that breweries from outside of Colorado had to bring to the table, and really enjoyed themed stops along the way like the "silent disco" (Brought to you by Oskar Blues) for some much needed dancing enjoyment.

         That said, we want to celebrate and bring attention to the winners from the Denver metro area that won medals at this year’s GABF, and highly recommend visiting these spots when you can. Congratulations to all who won this year, thanks for representing Denver, and you’ll be seeing us and others hopefully sooner than later.

Gold Medals

Cannonball Creek Brewing Co. (Golden CO) – “Solid Gold” (Belgian-Style Blonde Ale or Pale Ale)
14er Brewing Co. (Denver CO) – “Rocky Mtn Saison” (Chili Beer)

Copper Kettle Brewing Co. (Denver CO) – “Blond” (Other Belgian-Style Ale)

4 Noses Brewing Co. (Broomfield CO) – “Pump Action Imperial Pumpkin Ale” (Pumpkin Spice Beer)

Cannonball Creek Brewing Co. (Golden CO) – “Trump Hands” (Session India Pale Ale)

Denver Beer Co. - Canworks (Denver CO) – “Drama Queen” (Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer)

Silver Medals

Cerebral Brewing (Denver CO) – “Dreamy Thing” (Brett Beer)

Blue Moon Brewing Co. (Denver CO) – “Mango Wheat” (Fruit Wheat Beer)

Fiction Beer Co. (Denver CO) – “Alternate Present” (German-Style Schwarzbier)

Prost Brewing (Denver CO) – “Weißbier” (South German-Style Hefeweizen)

Dry Dock Brewing Co. - South Dock (Aurora CO) – “Helles” (Munich-Style Helles)

Bronze Medals

Baere Brewing Co. (Denver CO) – “Saison” (Classic Saison)