And the Winner Is…GABF Results are In

The 2014 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition awarded 268 medals, plus three GABF Pro-Am medals today in Denver. In its 28th year, the 2014 competition surpassed all previous participation records.

To accommodate growth, this year’s GABF competition saw its biggest panel of judges ever, with 222 beer experts from 10 countries evaluating 5,507 commercial entries, plus 89 Pro-Am entries, with assistance from some 150 competition volunteers.

Award-winning brewers received medals in 90 beer categories covering 145 different beer styles (encompassing subcategories). Winners were chosen from 5,507 competition entries (16 percent more than in 2013) from 1,309 breweries, hailing from 50 states plus Washington, D.C.

In addition to medal winners in the beer categories, the following awards were presented to individual brewing companies:

Very Small Brewing Company and Very Small Brewing Company Brewer of the Year

Draught Works

Draught Works Brew Team

 

Small Brewing Company and Small Brewing Company Brewer of the Year

Marble Brewery

Team Marble

 

Mid-Size Brewing Company and Mid-Size Brewing Company Brewer of the Year

Devils Backbone Brewing Co.—Outpost

DB Brewery Team

 

Large Brewing Company and Large Brewing Company Brewer of the Year

AC Golden

AC Golden Brewing Team

 

Small Brewpub and Small Brewpub Brewer of the Year

Bastone Brewery

Rockne Van Meter

 

Mid-Size Brewpub of the Year

Brasserie Saint James

Josh Watterson & Matt Watterson

 

Large Brewpub and Large Brewpub Brewer of the Year

Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

Julian Shrago & Ian McCall

 

A complete list of 2014 GABF medal winners here.