When the Great American Beer Festival comes around every year, thousands of breweries submit thousands of beers into the competition portion of the festival and compete for coveted gold, silver and bronze medals.

This year, in the 33rd edition of the most prestigious professional beer competition in the country, judges evaluated 9,497 entries from 2,295 breweries representing all 50 states plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands, along with 113 Pro-Am Competition and 70 Collaboration Competition entries.

We’re proud of all the breweries who have taken home medals this year, but especially proud of the breweries we represent right here in Colorado!

Congratulations to our friends at 21st Amendment Brewery, AleSmith Brewing Co., Eel River Brewing Co., Grand Teton Brewing Co., and The Lost Abbey on their achievement!

Click GABF to see the full list of 2019 medal winning breweries.

Gold Medal

AleSmith Brewing Co. | San Diego, CA
Private Stock Ale

Category 106: Old Ale or Strong Ale – 36 Entries
Gold: Private Stock Ale, AleSmith Brewing Co., San Diego, CA

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Eel River Brewing Co. | Scotia, CA
Organic California Blonde Ale

Category 56: English-Style Summer Ale – 39 Entries
Gold: Organic California Blonde Ale, Eel River Brewing Co., Scotia, CA

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Organic California Blonde Ale
ABV: 5.8%, IBUs: 13

A light, crispy Blonde Ale created with delicate malt characteristics, this brew is balanced by a very subtle touch of citrusy spice from Pacific Northwest organic hops.

Availability
#82940 – 4/6/12oz Cans

The Lost Abbey | San Marcos, CA
A Creator’s Calling

Category 33: Aged Beer – 38 Entries
Gold: A Creator’s Calling, The Lost Abbey, San Marcos, CA

*This product is not currently available

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Silver Medal

Grand Teton Brewing Co. | Victor, ID
Black Cauldron Imperial Stout

Category 104: Imperial Stout – 93 Entries
Silver: Black Cauldron Imperial Stout, Grand Teton Brewing, Victor, ID

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21st Amendment Brewery | San Leandro, CA
Emperor Norton’s Sweet Stout

Category 102: Sweet Stout or Cream Stout – 67 Entries
Silver: Emperor Norton’s Sweet Stout, 21st Amendment Brewery, San Leandro, CA

*This product is not currently available

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Upland Brewing Co. | Bloomington, IN
Crimson Cherry Variant

Category 32: Fruited Wood- and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer – 128 Entries
Silver: Crimson Cherry Variant, Upland Brewing Co. – Bloomington Brewpub, Bloomington, IN

*This product is not currently available

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