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Great American Beer Festival

Held annually in October, the Great American Beer Festival hosts a national craft beer competition in Denver, Colorado. This event has a long tradition in the industry dating back to the mid 1980s. According to details posted by GABF organizers, this competition is not a casual beer tasting event.

“Breweries enter their beers to be judged by the festival’s Professional Judge Panel”, according to the GABF. Gold, silver, and bronze medals are awarded for excellence in 98 beer style categories.

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Ohio Beer Awards

The team at RivalryBrews.com is proud to represent some of the best beers and breweries in the State of Ohio. We recognize and congratulate our proud partners on the following Great American Beer Festival Awards:


2021 GABF AWARD WINNERS:

Silver Award
Category: Coffee Beer
DAYBREAK
Wolf's Ridge Brewing Co.
Columbus, Ohio

Silver Award
Category: Strong Red Ale
MIDWEST RED IPA
Masthead Brewing Co.
Cleveland, Ohio

Silver Award
Category: Wood- And Barrel-Aged Strong Stout
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Twin Oast Brewing
Catawba Island, Ohio

Bronze Award
Category: Wood- And Barrel-Aged Sour Beer
FRENCH 75
Sonder Brewing

Mason, Ohio

 

2020 GABF AWARD WINNERS:

Gold Award
Category: Munich-Style Helles
AUGENBLICK LIGHT LAGER
Masthead Brewing Co.
Cleveland, Ohio

Gold Award
Category: Coffee Beer
DAYBREAK
Wolf's Ridge Brewing Co.
Columbus, Ohio

Gold Award
Category: German-Style Wheat Beer
GOGGLE FOGGER HEFEWEIZEN
Fat Head's Brewery
North Olmsted, Ohio

Silver Award
Category: Belgian-Style Ale or French-Style Ale
CRAZY TRAIN
Fretboard Brewing Co.
Blue Ash, Ohio

Bronze Award
Category: Smoke Beer
BUCHENRAUCH
Wolf's Ridge Brewing Co.
Columbus, Ohio

 

2019 GABF AWARD WINNERS:

Gold Award
Category: Imperial Red Ale
BONEHEAD IMPERIAL RED
Fat Head's Brewery
North Olmsted, Ohio

Silver Award
Category: Coffee Beer
DAYBREAK
Wolf's Ridge Brewing Co.
Columbus, Ohio

Silver Award
Category: Fresh Hop Beer
HOP STALKER
Fat Head's Brewery
Canton, Ohio

Bronze Award
Category: Smoke Beer
UP IN SMOKE
Fat Head's Brewery
Canton, Ohio


AWARD CRITERIA

  • Gold Award - A world-class beer that accurately exemplifies the specified style, displaying the proper balance of taste, aroma and appearance.
  • Silver Award - An excellent beer that may vary slightly from style parameters while maintaining close adherence to the style and displaying excellent taste, aroma and appearance.
  • Bronze Award - A fine example of the style that may vary slightly from style parameters and/or have minor deviations in taste, aroma or appearance.

 

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