Überbrew and the Search for Kone Fu

[Note: A version of this story first appeared in the 2017 August/September edition of the Rocky Mountain Brewing News.] For a brewery racking up major hardware from some of the most prestigious beer competitions, Überbrew’s best feature might be its comfortable, unassuming, inviting nature that rewards patrons with top-notch beer. That unpretentious nature begins at…

Montana Winners at the 2017 Great American Beer Festival

I’m a little late in sharing the news, but Montana breweries picked up more medals at the beer competition held in conjunction with the Great American Beer Festival.  Winners were announced at a ceremony held in Denver, CO on October 7. Judges awarded 293 medals in 98 beer categories covering 161 different beer styles in…

Montana Winners at 34th Great American Beer Festival

For the 34th Great American Beer Festival, 1,552 breweries from all 50 states and Washington D.C. entered 6,647 beers in the related competition (20 percent more than in 2014).  From those entries, 275 medals were awarded in 90 beer categories.  Gold, silver and bronze medals are awarded to the beers best meeting the style guidelines…

Montana Breweries at the 34th Great American Beer Festival

The 34th Great American Beer Festival takes place September 24 to 26 in Denver, Co. and represents the largest collection of U.S. made beers served at any public tasting event. More than 60,000 attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy samples from more than 3,500 beers from 750 breweries from across the U.S. It is…

Montana Winners at the Great American Beer Festival

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…

Red Lodge Ales, Great Northern and Big Sky Earn Medals at GABF

The winners of the 2013 Great American Beer Festival’s competition were announced yesterday morning in the always electrically charged and highly anticipated ceremony before the final session of the massive brewfest.     It was the biggest competition yet, on beer’s biggest stage, with 4,809 entries from 732 breweries evaluated by 201 judges from eleven countries.…

What do the GABF Competition Results Tell Us?

The winners of the 2012 Great American Beer Festival Competition were announced during the Festival on Saturday, October 13 and, as always, there were some surprises.  Or maybe the fact that numerous awards were won by breweries even the seasoned beer fan hasn’t heard of is no longer any surprise at all? For 2012, the…

Montana Breweries at the GABF

The Great American Beer Festival takes place this Thursday through Saturday (Oct. 11-13, 2012) in Denver, CO, and eight Montana Breweries will be on hand.   This Annual showcase by the Brewers Association is the largest collection of American beer and serves as one of the most prestigious competitions of its kind. Tickets to the festival…