This weekend, your favorite Chicago breweries brought their beers to Denver for the Great American Beer Festival. Here’s a list of the hardware they’ll be bringing home:
GOLD, Fruit Wheat Beer: 5 Lizard, 5 Rabbit Cerveceria
GOLD, American-Belgo-Style Ale: Angry Birds, Haymarket Pub & Brewery
SILVER, Munich-Style Helles: Where in the Helles Gunner?, Emmett’s Brewing Co.
SILVER, German-Style Marzen: Munster Fest, Three Floyds Brewing Co.
BRONZE, Dortmunder or Munich-Style Oktoberfest: Dog Days, Two Brothers Brewing Co.
SILVER, International-Style Pale Ale: Intercontinental Pale Ale, Flossmoor Station Brewing Co.
BRONZE, Extra Special Bitter: Harvest Ale, Goose Island Beer Co.
BRONZE, German-Style Wheat Ale: Dark-N-Curvy, Piece Brewery
BRONZE, French- and Belgian-Style Saison: Sofie, Goose Island Beer Co.
What are you surprised about making the cut, or not? I would have liked to have seen something from the Goose Island brewpubs show up on this list, and something sour or barrel-aged from the Fulton Street brewery. Here’s the full awards list for you to grumble at, or to study in preparation for your next Binny’s trip.
Congratulations to all the brewers on their success!