Every year, thousands of beer lovers pour into the Colorado Convention Center to sample brews from some of the country’s best breweries. We’ve done it, and we highly recommend making the trek at least once in your life. But the festival is not just about sampling; there’s also some serious hardware given out to the best of the best. This year was no different, as plenty of breweries were awarded for their excellence. Here are some of the notable winners:

American-Style India Pale Ale – Root Down Brewing Bine

American-Style Stout – Old Schoolhouse Brewery Hooligan Stout

American-Style Wheat Beer – GoodLife Brewing Sweet As Pacific Ale

Classic Saison – Bent Paddle Brewing Saison

Experimental Beer – Firestone Walker Feral Brute

Gose – Upland Brewing Two of Tarts

Imperial India Pale Ale – Noble Ale Works Nobility

Juicy or Hazy India Pale Ale – Alarmist Brewing Le Jus

See all the winners here


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