We’ll have plenty more coverage of the Great American Beer Festival after we’ve consumed more Aspirin and greasy food, but for now let us present to you the award winning beers and breweries. If you’re unfamiliar, the Great American Beer Festival is a massive celebration of beer that’s held in Denver every year and attended by some 800+ breweries. To go along with all the sampling and pretzel necklace making, there’s an award show to attend, one where the Brewers Association picks the best of the best in a variety of categories. Check out some of the gold medal winners below.
Imperial IPA – Ballast Point Manta Ray (Link)
Brett Beer – Jessup Farm Fancy Pants (Link)
Classic Saison – Funkwerks Saison (Link)
Coffee Stout of Porter – Snake River Speargun Coffee Milk Stout (Link)
Fresh or Wet Hop Ale – Melvin Brewing Wet Hop Melvin (Link)
Imperial Stout – 2SP Brewing The Russian (Link)
Pumpkin/Squash Beer – Saint Arnold Pumpkinator (Link)
Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer – Spellbound Porter Aged on Palo Santo Wood (Link)
American-Style IPA – Hailstorm Brewing Prairie Madness (Link)
American-Style Pale Ale – Central Coast Monterey Street (Link)
See the rest of the winners here.