Monday, September 28, 2009

Brewzzi Wins Silver and Cigar City Wins Gold at Great American Beer Festival

The Great American Beer Festival in Denver, CO went on this past weekend and if you weren't able to make it, like myself, you can still try some of the award winners from the festival. The festival is the US premier beer festival. With 49,000 attendees, 457 breweries at the festival serving 2100 different beers and 495 breweries having entered 3308 beers in the competition, it is pretty much the Oscars of the beer industry. As the only brewery from South Florida to win an award Brewzzi came out with a silver medal in the German Style Altbier category for their Boca Alt. Tampa's Cigar City also came home with a gold medal in the Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer category for it's Humidor Series IPA.

Here is a list of all the winners that are available in South Florida(0r will be shortly).

American-Style Cream Ale or Lager
Gold: Milwaukee's Best, Miller Brewing Co.
Silver: Hamm's, Miller Brewing Co.
Bronze: Red Dog, Miller Brewing Co.

American-Style Wheat Beer With Yeast
Silver: Hefeweizen, Widmer Brothers Brewing
Bronze: UFO Hefeweizen, Harpoon Brewery

Herb and Spice or Chocolate Beer
Silver: Imperial Chocolate Stout, Rogue Ale

Specialty Beer
Gold: Chateau Jiahu, Dogfish Head Brewery
Silver: Palo Santo Marron, Dogfish Head Brewery

Rye Beer
Bronze: Hoss, Great Divide Brewery

Specialty Honey Beer
Bronze: Midas Touch, Dogfish Head Brewery

Session Beer
Bronze: Bam Briere, Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

Out Of Category - Traditionally Brewed Beer
Silver: Brooklyner-Schneider Hopfen-Weisse, Brooklyn Brewery

Gluten Free Beer
Silver: Redbridge, Anheuser-Busch, Inc.

Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer
Gold: Humidor Series IPA, Cigar City Brewing

Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Beer
Silver: Barrel Aged Gonzo, Flying Dog Brewery

Aged Beer
Gold: Horn Dog Vintage 2007, Flying Dog Brewery

Smoked Beer
Gold: Smokejumper, Left Hand Brewing Co.

International-Style Pilsener
Silver: OE800, Miller Brewing Co.

Bohemian Style Pilsener
Gold: Vermont Lager, Otter Creek Brewing/Wolaver's Organic Ale
Silver: Gordan Biersch, Czech Pilsner, Gordan Biersch Brewery Restaurant Group
Bronze: Bell's Lager Beer, Bell's Brewing, Inc.

Munich Style Helles
Bronze: Gordan Biersch, Golden Export, Gordan Biersch Brewery Restaurant Group

American-Style Light Lager
Gold: Budweiser Select, Anheuser-Busch, Inc.
Silver: Keystone Light, Coors Brewing Co.
Bronze: Michelob Ultra, Anheuser-Busch, Inc.

American-Style Lager or Premium Lager
Gold: Coors Banquet, Coors Brewing Co.
Silver: Miller High Life, Miller Brewing Co.

American Style Specialty Lager
Gold: Keystone Ice, Coors Brewing Co.
Silver: Pre-Pro, Coors Brewing Co.
Bronze: Steel Reserve, Miller Brewing Co.

German Style Marzen
Gold: Dogtoberfest, Flying Dog Brewery

American Style Amber Lager
Silver: Killian's Red, Coors Brewing Co.
Bronze: Michelob Marzen, Michelob Brewing Co.

European Style Dunkel
Silver: Gordan Biersch Dunkles, Gordan Biersch Brewery Restaurant Group

American-Style Dark Lager
Gold: Session Black Premium Lager, Full Sail Brewing
Bronze: Saranac Black Forest, Saranac?F.X. Matt Brewing Co.

German Style Dopplebock or Eisbock
Gold: The Kaiser, Avery Brewing Co.
Silver: Samuel Adams Double Bock, Boston Beer Co.

German Style Kolsh
Gold: Kolsh, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Bronze: Stoudts Kolsh, Stoudt Brewing Co.

Extra Special Bitter or Strong Bitter
Gold: ESB, Red Hook Ales

Irish Style Red Ale
Bronze: Saranac Irish Red Ale, Saranac/F.X. Matt Brewing CO.

German Style Altbier
Silver: Boca Alt, Brewzzi West Palm
Bronze: Gordan Biersch Alt Bier, Gordan Biersch Brewery Restaurant Group

Belgian-Style Abbey Ale
Silver: Tripel, Allagash Brewing Co.

Robust Porter
Silver: Mocha Porter, Rogue Ales

Imperial Stout
Gold: Gonzo Imperial Porter, Flying Dog Brewery
Silver: Yeti Imperial Stout, Great Divide Brewing Co.

Barley Wine Style Ale
Silver: Treblehook, Red Hook Ales
Bronze: Old Ruffian Barley Wine, Great Divide Brewing Co.

If you want to check out the full list of winners you can see it by clicking here.

Brewzzi of Boca Raton
2222 Glades Rd
Boca Raton, FL 33431
(561) 392-2739

Brewzzi of City Place
700 South Rosemary Ave
Suite 212
West Palm Beach. FL 33401
(561) 986-BREW

1 comment:

  1. If anyone has yet to try the Humidor IPA by Cigar City, please do everything in your power to get hold of one. I live in Tampa, and shame on me, had never tried it until the festival. Please do yourself a favor and don't ignore this beer like I had.


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