With the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, CO entering its third day of festivities, the Brewers Association announced the winners of the festival’s 2014 beer competition Saturday, October 4, 2014.
234 breweries took home gold, silver and bronze metals in 90 beer categories, judged by a panel of 222 international beer experts and 150 competition volunteers.
1,309 breweries from the United States submitted a total of 5,507 beers to compete this year, of which several Bay Area breweries won gold, silver and bronze metals. Below are the categories that had victors from the Bay Area:
Category: 22 American-Style Sour Ale – 56 Entries
Gold: Cosmic Dust, The Rare Barrel, Berkeley, CA
Silver: Myrtle, The Commons Brewery, Portland, OR
Bronze: Los Innovadores Kriek, Santa Fe Brewing Co., Santa Fe, NM
Category: 45 Baltic-Style Porter – 42 Entries
Gold: Perkuno’s Hammer, Earth – Bread + Brewery, Philadelphia, PA
Silver: Black Eagle Baltic Porter, Black Tooth Brewing Co., Sheridan, WY
Bronze: Puddy Porter, Faction Brewing Co., Alameda, CA
Category: 89 Barley Wine-Style Ale – 51 Entries
Gold: AleSmith Old Numbskull, AleSmith Brewing Co., San Diego, CA
Silver: Mastiff Barleywine, Campbell Brewing Co., Campbell, CA
Bronze: Galaxian, Bootlegger’s Brewery, Fullerton, CA
Category: 31 German-Style Pilsener – 75 Entries
Gold: Pivo, Firestone Walker Brewing Co., Paso Robles, CA
Silver: STS Pils, Russian River Brewing Co., Santa Rosa, CA
Bronze: Tiny Bomb, Wiseacre Brewing Co., Memphis, TN
Category: 40 European-Style Dunkel – 23 Entries
Gold: Chuckanut Dunkel, Chuckanut Brewery, Bellingham, WA
Silver: Buoy Dunkel, Buoy Beer Co., Astoria, OR
Bronze: Dunkles, Gordon Biersch Brewing Co., San Jose, CA
Category: 55 Imperial India Pale Ale – 135 Entries
Gold: Creeper, Columbus Brewing Co., Columbus, OH
Silver: Hop 15, Port Brewing Co., San Marcos, CA
Bronze: Pliny the Elder, Russian River Brewing Co., Santa Rosa, CA
Click here for a list of all the 2014 winners at the GABF.
Featured photo courtesy of @samueladamsbeer via Instagram.