2016 Great American Beer Fest (GABF) - Ten Chicago-Brewing Medals

2016 Great American Beer Fest (GABF) - Ten Chicago-Brewing Medals
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GABF 2016: Ten Medals for Chicago

Four Gold, One Silver, Five Bronze.

When it comes to craft brewing festivals, the Great American Beer Fest (commonly referred to as GABF)  serves as an ipso facto craft-beer Super Bowl (sorry, NFL — I need to use the term) or maybe an Olympics. To win a medal at GABF is a major achievement. Four Chicago breweries have come in with Gold –  Two Brothers Brewing Company, RAM/Big Horn in Wheeling, Emmett’s in Palatine, and Temperance Beer Company . Piece Brewing and Pizza was awarded a silver. Meanwhile, four others won a bronze – Nevin’s Brewing,  Horse Thief Hollow BrewingMaplewood Brewing and Distillery,  Pollyanna Brewing , and Solemn Oath Brewery.


Two Brothers Brewing

Temperance Beer Co.

Great American Beer Festival

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Piece Brewing and Pizza

(just an example of what they do – and you should see the pizza!)

Pollyanna Brewing

(Pollyanna Fruhauf a Oktoberfest/Märzen beer by Pollyanna Brewing)

Solemn Oath Brewery

Maplewood Brewing

Nevin’s Brewing

Great American Beer Fest

Photo Credit: Mathew Powers









Horse Thief Hollow Brewing

Edit — Two were missed — both golds!

RAM/Big Horn Brewery (Wheeling, IL)

Category 11: Chocolate Beer – 46 Entries Gold: Chaos, RAM/Big Horn Brewery – Wheeling, Wheeling, IL

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Emmett’s Brewing (Palatine, IL)

Dortmunder Mifflin Emmett’s Tavern & Brewing Co. – Palatine Palatine IL Dortmunder or German-Style Oktoberfest

Wrapping up this awesome weekend with a #DortmunderMifflin #beer from @emmettsbrewingco. #glass #lager

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A terrific show from – from Aurora to Logan Square and Plainfield to Evanston. Fantastic!



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