Sunday, October 2, 2011

Local Great American Beer Festival Success!

The winners have been announced for this year's Great American Beer Festival and there are several local breweries walking away with medals.  Congrats to them and as always support your local breweries.

Local Winners:

Category 17 - American-Belgo Style Ale - 43 entries
Bronze:  Collaboration #2 - Boulevard Brewing Company

Category 29 - Bohemian Style Pilsner - 42 entries
Bronze:  Pilsner - McCoys

Category 44 - German style Kolsch - 48 entries
Bronze:  Capital City Kolsch - Blind Tiger in Topeka

Category 48 - International Style Pale Ale - 20 entries
Gold: Pale Ale - Boulevard Brewing Company

Category 67 - Belgian Style Witbier - 53 entries
Bronze: ZON - Boulevard Brewing Company

Category 68 - Belgian/French Style Saison - 65 entries
Gold:  Saison-Brett - Boulevard Brewing Company

Other Winners That Should Be Available Locally:

Category 18 - American Style Sour Ale - 21 entries
Gold: La Terroir - New Belgium

Category 24 - Aged Beer - 36 entries
Gold: Expedition Stout - Bells

Category 35 - German Style Marzen - 58 entries
Bronze: Octoberfest - Sam Adams

Category 47 - English IPA - 46 entries
Gold:  Latitude 48 - Sam Adams

Category 52 - Imperial IPA - 102 entries
Silver:  Double Jack - Firestone Walker

Category 79 - Oatmeal Stout - 36 entries
Silver: Oatmeal Stout - Crabtree Brewing Co.


Congrats to all of the local breweries for all the hard work and more importantly their delicious brew.  Boulevard was well represented with 4 medals. Another brewer I'm super excited for receiving recognition (no not Sam Adams necessarily) is Crabtree Brewing Company.  If you recall, their Oatmeal Stout was my favorite brew at the Omaha Beer Festival.  The people who represented Crabtree at the festival (assuming brewers and owners) were very nice and were passionate about people sampling their brew.  So along with the local breweries congrats to Crabtree as well.  By the way I did see the Crabtree Oatmeal Stout available at the Lukas Liquor Super Store off of 119th St in Kansas.  Check it out!


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