The Great American Beer Festival is down to its last day in Denver, CO, and the winners of the annual competition were announced during a ceremony this morning. For 2014 there were 5,507 entries in the commercial side of the competition.
Montana’s big win came from Missoula’s Draught Works Brewery which was named Very Small Brewing Company and Brewer of the Year. Draught Works also received a Gold medal in the American-Style Strong Pale Ale category for Scepter Head.
Here is your list of Montana winners at the GABF:
Very Small Brewing Company and Very Small Brewing Company Brewer of the Year: Draught Works, Missoula, MT; Draught Works Brew Team.
Category: 2 American-Style Wheat Beer With Yeast (44 Entries)
Gold: Whitetail Wheat, Montana Brewing Co., Billings, MT
Bronze: Wheatfish Wheat Lager, Great Northern Brewing Co., Whitefish, MT
Category: 50 English-Style India Pale Ale – 39 Entries
Gold: Tumbleweed IPA, Lewis & Clark Brewing Co., Helena, MT
Category: 53 American-Style Strong Pale Ale – 134 Entries
Gold: Scepter Head, Draught Works, Missoula, MT
Category: 61 Scottish-Style Ale – 51 Entries
Silver: Back Country Scottish Ale, Lewis & Clark Brewing Co., Helena, MT
Category: 65 American-Style Black Ale – 72 Entries
Silver: Black Hops Tactical IPA, Überbrew, Billings, MT
The GABF awards medals for excellence in 84 beer categories. A Gold medal is awarded for a world-class beer that accurately exemplifies the specified style. Silver medals are awarded for an excellent beer that may vary slightly from style parameters. Bronze medals are awarded to a fine example of the style that may vary slightly from the style parameters and/or have minor deviations in taste, aroma or appearance.
The GABF awards Brewery and Brewer of the Year awards in four categorires: Very Small Brewery (less than 1,000 bbls brewed in 2013), Small Brewery (1,000 to 14,999 bbls), Mid-Size Brewery (15,000 to 6,000,000 bbls), and Larger Brewery (more than 6,000,000 bbls).ear awards in four categorires: Very Small Brewery (less than 1,000 bbls brewed in 2013), Small Brewery (1,000 to 14,999 bbls), Mid-Size Brewery (15,000 to 6,000,000 bbls), and Large Brewery (more than 6,000,000 bbls).
A list of all the winners is available at this link.