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The GABF is more than just a showcase for breweries it is also a competition. 3,594 beers were entered into the competition in 79 different categories so coming out with a medal is quite a feat. Most of the winners this year called the west coast their home but luckily we have a few winning beer that you can try and judge for yourself if they are medal winning beers.
Large Brewery Of The Year- Blue Moon Brewing Company
American Style Wheat Beer With Yeast- Bronze- Hefeweizen- Widmer Brothers Brewing Co.
Classic English Style Pale Ale- Silver- Summit Extra Pale Ale- Summit Brewing Co.
Field Beer- Bronze- Imperial Pumpkin Ale- Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
English Style India Pale Ale- Bronze- Samuel Adams Latitude 48
Specialty Beer- Gold- Belipago- Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Specialty Beer- Bronze- Hazelnut Brown Nectar- Rogue Ales
Specialty Honey Beer- Gold- Blue Moon Summer Honey Wheat Ale
Specialty Honey Beer- Bronze- Samuel Adams Honey Porter
Other Strong Beer- Gold- Sierra 30 Jack And Ken Ale- Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Experimental Beer- Silver- Estate Homegrown Ale- Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Ordinary Or Special Bitters- Bronze- Drop Top- Widmer Brothers Brewing Co.
Wood And Barrel Aged Beer- Silver- Humidor India Pale Ale- Cigar City Brewing
Wood And Barrel Aged Strong Beer- Silver- He'brew Ripa On Rye- Schmaltz Brewing Co.
American Style India Black Ale- Bronze- Sublimely Self Righteous- Stone Brewing Co.
South German Style Hefeweizen- Gold- Heifer In Wheat- Stoudt Brewing Co.
Belgian Style Witbier- Bronze- Allagash White- Allagash Brewing Co.
French And Belgian Style Saison- Silver- Colette- Great Divide Brewing Co.
Belgian And French Style Ales- Gold- Allagash Blonde- Allagash Brewing Co.
Munich Style Helles- Silver- Longboard Island Lager- Kona Brewing Co.
Belgian Style Abbey Ale- Bronze- Three Philosophers- Brewery Ommegang
Belgian Style Strong Specialty Ale- Silver- Brother David's Double- Anderson Valley Brewing Co.
American Style Lager Or Light Lager- Gold- Miller Lite- Miller Brewing Co.
American Style Lager Or Light Lager- Silver- Old Milwaukee- Pabst Brewing Co.
American Style Lager Or Light Lager- Bronze- Miller Genuine Draft- Miller Brewing Co.
American Style Specialty Lager or Cream Ale- Gold- Hamm's- Miller Brewing Co.
American Style Specialty Lager or Cream Ale- Silver- Rainier- Pabst Brewing Co.
American Style Specialty Lager or Cream Ale- Bronze- Old Style- Pabst Brewing Co.
Vienna Style Lager- Bronze- Heavy Seas Marzen- Clipper City Brewing Co.
Foreign Style Stout- Gold- Fade To Black- Left Hand Brewing Co.
American Style Stout- Bronze- Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout- Rogue Ales
American Style Dark Lager- Gold- Michelob Amber Bock
Golden Or Blonde Ale- Bronze- Heavy Seas Gold Ale- Clipper City Brewing Co.