AMBA members take home hardware from the 2022 Great American Beer Festival

Last week at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF), held in Denver, Colorado, a panel of expert judges reviewed 9,900+ entries in 98 beer categories covering 177 different beer styles. Gold, silver, and bronze medals were awarded to the top entries in each category. To receive a gold, an entry must be: “A world-class beer that accurately exemplifies the specified style, displaying the proper balance of taste, aroma and appearance.” To aid in the celebration, a festival-style beer tasting event is also held for attendees to try first-hand the award-winning beers. 

AMBA would like to congratulate our member breweries that took home hardware from this year’s event! 

  • 10 Barrel Brewing Co.: Riviera (Bronze, ‘German Sour Ale’, 33 entries)
  • Allagash Brewing Co.: White (Gold, ‘Belgian-Style Witbier’, 96 entries)
  • Boston Beer Co.: Just The Haze (Gold, ‘Non-Alcohol Beer, 67 entries) and Vacation Sam Pina Colada IPA (Silver, ‘Experimental India Pale Ale’, 118 entries)
  • Breckenridge Brewery: Agave Wheat (Bronze, ‘American Wheat Beer’, 64 entries)
  • Cigar City Brewing: Maduro Brown Ale (Bronze, ‘Brown Porter’, 56 entries)
  • Deschutes Brewery: Hachimitsu Mai (Gold, ‘Honey Beer’, 74 entries), Sensationator (Silver, ‘Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer’, 59 entries), and Otter Encounter (Bronze, ‘English Ale’, 47 entries)
  • Elysian Brewing Co.: Night Owl (Gold, ‘Pumpkin Beer’, 77 entries)
  • Georgetown Brewing Co.: Gusto Crema Coffee Ale (Bronze, ‘Coffee Beer’, 84 entries)
  • MadTree Brewing Co.: Happy Amber (Gold, ‘Extra Special Bitter’, 65 entries)
  • Odell Brewing: Dark Helmet (Brozne, ‘Imperial Stout’, 73 entries)
  • Russian River Brewing Co.: Intinction – Sauvignon Blanc (Silver, ‘Fruited Wood- and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer’, 93 entries)
  • Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.: Sunny Little Thing (Bronze, ‘Fruit Wheat Beer’, 118 entries)
  • Sun King Brewing: Soul Shakedown Party (Silver, ‘Experimental Wood-Aged Beer’, 41 entries)
  • Von Ebert Brewing: Pils (Silver, ‘German-Style Pilsner’, 233 entries)

You can find the full list of winners at the GABF Website.