Area winners at Great American Beer Festival

Area winners at Great American Beer Festival
The brewers' exhibition booths at the great American Beer Festival. Photo ©2010 Jason E. Kaplan.

Many area brewers new to the scene took home medals this past weekend at the Great American beer Festival, held last week in Denver. 5 Rabbit Cerveceria of Chicago won a Gold medal for its 5 Lizard, the first year of its existence. And Sun King Brewing of Indianapolis won four Golds amid eight total medals, the most for any brewer in competition.

The GABF is held in Denver each year, organized by the Brewers Association.

Here are the area winners, showing the medals won, category, and name of the beer entered.

Illinois Brewers

Emmett’s Tavern and Brewing Company, West Dundee

Silver    Munich-Style Helles    Where in the Helles Gunner?

5 Rabbit Cerveceria, Chicago

Gold    Fruit Wheat Beer    5 Lizard

Flossmoor Station Brewing Co., Flossmoor

Silver    International-Style Pale Ale    Intercontinental Pale Ale

Goose Island Beer Co., Chicago

Bronze    Extra Special Bitter    Harvest Ale
Bronze    French- and Belgian-Style Saison    Sofie

Haymarket Pub & Brewery, Chicago

Gold    American-Belgo-Style Ale    Angry Birds

Piece Brewery, Chicago

Bronze    German-Style Wheat Ale    Dark-N-Curvy

Two Brothers Brewing Co., Warrenville

Bronze    Dortmunder or German-Style Oktoberfest    Dog Days Lager

Indiana Brewers

Brugge Brasserie, Indianapolis

Bronze    American-Style Brett Ale    Grimalkin – Super Kitty Fantastico

Sun King Brewing Co., Indianapolis

Gold    Belgian-Style Strong Specialty Ale    Buffalo Slumber
Gold    Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout    Ring of Dingle
Gold    Coffee Beer    Java Mac
Gold    Scotch Ale    Wee Muckle
Silver    American-Style or International-Style Pilsener    Popcorn Pilsner
Silver    Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer    Wee Pogue
Silver    Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Beer    BBJ (Bourbon Barrel Johan)
Bronze    Barley Wine-Style Ale    Johan the Barleywine

Three Floyds Brewing Co., Munster

Silver    German-Style Märzen    Munster Fest

Iowa Brewers

Millstream Brewing Co., Amana

Gold    Oatmeal Stout    Back Road Stout

Michigan Brewers

Bastone Brewery, Royal Oak

Bronze    Belgian- and French-Style Ale    Pin-Up Blonde

Bell’s Brewery, Kalamazoo

Gold    Aged Beer    Expedition Stout

New Holland Brewing Co., Holland

Silver    Belgian-Style Lambic or Sour Ale    Blue Sunday

Redwood Brewing Co., Flint

Silver    Sweet Stout    Cream Stout

Right Brain Brewery, Traverse City

Gold    Experimental Beer    Mangalitsa Pig Porter

Missouri Brewers

Boulevard Brewing Co., Kansas City

Gold    French- and Belgian-Style Saison    Saison Brett
Gold    International-Style Pale Ale    Boulevard Pale Ale
Bronze    American-Belgo-Style Ale    Boulevard Collaboration #2
Bronze    Belgian-Style Witbier    ZON

McCoy’s Public House and Brewkitchen, Kansas City

Bronze    Bohemian-Style Pilsener    Pilsner

The Public House Brewing Co., Rolla

Bronze    English-Style Mild Ale    Bird and Baby Mild

Wisconsin Brewers

Capital Brewery Co., Middleton

Gold    German-Style Doppelbock or Eisbock    Autumnal Fire
Bronze    German-Style Doppelbock or Eisbock    Eisphyre

Lakefront Brewery, Milwaukee

Silver    Gluten-Free Beer    New Grist

New Glarus Brewing Co., New Glarus

Gold    American-Style Black Ale    Blacktop IPA
Gold    Fruit Beer    Raspberry Tart

Vintage Brewing Co., Madison

Silver    Scotch Ale    Wee Heavy

Wait! What of the big boys?

Anheuser-Busch, St. Louis, MO

Silver    American-Style Lager, Light Lager or Premium Lager    Busch Light

Pabst Brewing Co., Woodridge, IL

Gold    American-Style Lager, Light Lager or Premium Lager    Old Milwaukee Light
Silver    American-Style Lager or Cream Ale or Lager    Rainier
Bronze    American-Style Lager or Cream Ale or Lager    Old Style
Bronze    American-Style Lager, Light Lager or Premium Lager    Pabst Blue Ribbon Light

Amazingly enough, Pabst and its brewmaster, Bob Newman, won recognition as Large Brewing Company and Large Brewing Company Brewer of the Year.

MillerCoors (Listed as based in Golden, CO)
AC Golden Brewing Co.
Bronze    American-Style Dark Lager    Schwarzbier
Silver    American-Style Amber Lager     Colorado Native

Blue Moon Brewing Co.
Bronze    Fruit Wheat Beer    Vintage Blonde Ale

Coors Archive Brewery
Silver    Bock    PrePro Bock

Miller Brewing Co.
Gold    American-Style Lager or Cream Ale or Lager    Red Dog

The SandLot at Coors Field
Gold    Dortmunder or German-Style Oktoberfest    Move Back

A full list of winners is available here.

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