The latter half of this week the Great American Beer Festival has been going on in Denver, Colorado, and today was the awards ceremony for all the beers across the country that was sent to compete. There was some 3300 beers in 78 different categories, and I’m happy to report several of our local breweries are bringing home medals.
First and foremost, big congrats to 10 Barrel Brewing for winning their first GABF medal! They won the Bronze in the "Out of Category" er, category for their S1NIST0R Black Ale, beating out 79 other beers to do so (82 entries in the category total). Huge win for the young brewery—good job guys!
Bend Brewing also brought home a medal: Silver in the "Old Ale or Strong Ale" for Outback X, their double-strength Outback Old Ale. They have been a consistent medal contender for the past few years, so it’s nice to see another big award like this.
And finally, Deschutes Brewery won three medals: Silver for Mirror Pond Pale Ale in the "Classic English Style Pale Ale" category; Bronze for their "Quad" (a Belgian Quadrupel) in the "Belgian-Style Abbey Ale" category; and Bronze for Black Butte Porter in the "Brown Porter" category. Nice work as always!