AMBA members awarded at 2023 Great American Beer Festival
  • 09/25/2023

AMBA members awarded at 2023 Great American Beer Festival

The Great American Beer Festival (GABF), held in Denver, Colorado, is the largest professional beer competition in the U.S. - awarding gold, silver, and bronze across 99 beer categories and 175 beer styles. This year, nearly 9,400 entries were judged by over 300 volunteers. 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.” A special congratulations to member brewer, Allagash Brewing Co. who was also named Brewery Group Brewery and Brewer of the Year. 


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


  • Allagash Brewing Co.: Tripel (Gold, ‘Belgian-Style Abbey Ale’, 87 entries) and White (Silver, ‘Belgian-Style Witbier’, 68 entries)

  • Bell’s Brewery: Bell’s Brewery Octoberfest (Bronze, ‘American Amber Lager’, 126 entries)

  • Big Grove Brewery: Festbier (Silver, ‘German-Style Maerzen’, 162 entries)

  • Blue Moon Brewing Co.: Barrel Aged Maibock (Silver, ‘Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer’, 30 entries)

  • Deschutes Brewery: Prinz Crispy (Gold, ‘Munich-Style Helles’, 172 entries); Co-Munichator (Silver, ‘German-Style Doppelbock or Eisbock’, 44 entries); and Neon Butterfly (Bronze, ‘Brett Beer’, 46 entries)

  • Firestone Walker Brewing Co.: Extra Pale Ale (Bronze, ‘International-Style Pale Ale’, 123 entries)

  • Golden Road Brewing: Street Cart (Gold, ‘American Fruit Beer’, 118 entries); Guava Cart (Gold, ‘Fruit Wheat Beer’, 106 entries); and Oktoberfest (Bronze, ‘German-Style Maerzen’, 162 entries)

  • Karbach Brewing Co.: Free & Easy Belgian-Style White (Gold, ‘Non-Alcohol Beer’, 70 entries)

  • New Belgium Brewing Co.: Cloudy Joose (Gold, ‘Juicy or Hazy Pale Ale’, 118 entries) and Rob’s Baltic Porter (Silver, ‘Pro-Am Competition’ with Rob Hardisty, 50 entries)

  • Ninkasi Brewing Co.: Ice Raptor (Gold, ‘Old Ale or Strong Ale or Barley Wine’, 53 entries)

  • Odell Brewing: Big Sippin’(Silver, ‘American Fruit Beer’, 118 entries)

  • Oskar Blues Brewery: Old Chub Scotch Ale (Bronze, ‘Scotch Ale’, 39 entries)

  • pFriem Family Brewers: Frambozen (Gold, ‘Belgian Fruit Beer’, 52 entries); Druif Blanc (Silver, ‘Brett Bier’, 46 entries); and Amaro Barrel Aged Barleywine (Bronze, ‘Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Beer’, 122 entries)

  • Pizza Port Brewing Co.: Guillaume (Silver, ‘Session Beer or Belgian-Style Table Beer’, 42 entries)

  • Rhinegeist Brewery: Kiwi (The Bird) (Gold, ‘New Zealand India Pale Ale’, 104 entries)

  • Russian River Brewing Co.: Docta-Ron (Bronze, ‘New Zealand India Pale Ale’, 104 entries) and Small Batch - Intinction Sauvignon Blanc (Bronze, ‘Experimental Beer’, 83 entries)

  • Sun King Brewing: Soul Shakedown Party (Gold, ‘Experimental Wood-Aged Beer’, 32 entries) and Sunlight Cream Ale (Silver, ‘Golden or Blonde Ale’, 138 entries)


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


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