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by Rick Mazzola
October 3, 2011
At the 2011 Great American Beer Festival, 39 medals were presented to Colorado brewers. 37 went to beers entered into one of 83 various style categories, and 2 were awarded to collaborative brews created by a homebrewer and a hosting brewery.

Congratulations to all those who won awards! All of the Colorado breweries who took home medals can be found below. A full listing can be found at the Brewers Association website.

We've also prepared a video with Governor John Hickenlooper at the 2011 GABF toasting the thriving beer community in Colorado, and craft brewers around the state commenting about the current beer climate. Check it out here.
Gold
Category: 5 Field Beer or Pumpkin Beer
Upslope Pumpkin Ale
Upslope Brewing Co.
Boulder, CO
Category: 6 Herb and Spice Beer
Mexican Chocolate Stout
Copper Kettle Brewing Co.
Denver, CO
Category: 16 Gluten-Free Beer
Gluten-Free Lemon Pale
Strange Brewing Co.
Denver, CO
Category: 18 American-Style Sour Ale
Le Terroir
New Belgium Brewing Co.
Fort Collins, CO
Category: 23 Wood- and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer
Friek
Odell Brewing Co.
Fort Collins, CO
Category: 28 German-Style Pilsener
Pavlov’s Pils
C.B. & Potts Restaurant & Brewery
Fort Collins, CO
Category: 31 Dortmunder or German-Style Oktoberfest
Move Back
The SandLot
Denver, CO
Category: 37 European-Style Dunkel
Dunkel Lager
Glenwood Canyon Brewing Co.
Glenwood Springs, CO
Category: 38 American-Style Dark Lager
Durango Dark
Durango Brewing Co.
Durango, CO
Category: 59 Irish-Style Red Ale
O’Rion Irish Red
Equinox Brewing
Fort Collins, CO
Category: 63 German-Style Altbier
Little Red Cap
Grimm Brothers Brewhouse
Loveland, CO
Category: 64 German-Style Sour Ale
Berliner Weisse
Crabtree Brewing Co.
Greeley, CO
Category: 65 South German-Style Hefeweizen
Hefeweizen
Dry Dock Brewing
Aurora, CO
Category: 78 Sweet Stout
Steel Toe Stout
Ska Brewing Co.
Durango, CO
2011 Great American Beer Festival Pro-Am Competition
Before Capone
C.B. & Potts Restaurant & Brewery
Westminster, CO
Brewmaster: Dennis O’Harrow
AHA Member: Tom Gardner
Silver
Category: 13 Other Strong Beer
Saison du Summer
Backcountry Brewery
Frisco, CO
Category: 24 Aged Beer
Release the Hounds
Bull & Bush Brewery
Denver, CO
Category: 29 Bohemian-Style Pilsener
Mama’s Little Yella Pils
Oskar Blues Brewery
Longmont, CO
Category: 36 American-Style Amber Lager
Colorado Native
AC Golden Brewing Co.
Golden, CO
Category: 40 Bock
PrePro Bock
Coors Archive Brewery
Golden, CO
Category: 51 American-Style India Pale Ale
Deviant Dale’s
Oskar Blues Brewery
Longmont, CO
Category: 57 Extra Special Bitter
Colorado Kind
Mountain Sun Pub and Brewery
Boulder, CO
Category: 65 South German-Style Hefeweizen
Wild Pitch Hefe Weizen
The SandLot
Denver, CO
Category: 68 French- and Belgian-Style Saison
Funkwerks Saison
Funkwerks
Fort Collins, CO
Category: 79 Oatmeal Stout
Oatmeal Stout
Crabtree Brewing Co.
Greeley, CO
Bronze
Category: 4 Fruit Wheat Beer
Vintage Blonde Ale
Blue Moon Brewing Co.
Golden, CO
Category: 5 Field Beer or Pumpkin Beer
Turnip the Beets
Bull & Bush Brewery
Denver, CO
Category: 8 Coffee Beer
Coffee Milk Stout
Dry Dock Brewing
Aurora, CO
Category: 9 Specialty Beer
Denver Beer Co. Graham Cracker Porter
Denver Beer Co.
Denver, CO
Category: 14 Experimental Beer
Belgorado
Wynkoop Brewing Co.
Denver, CO
Category: 25 Kellerbier or Zwickelbier
B3K Schwarzbier
Wynkoop Brewing Co.
Denver, CO
Category: 30 Munich-Style Helles
Órale
Del Norte Brewing Co.
Denver, CO
Category: 38 American-Style Dark Lager
Schwarzbier,
AC Golden Brewing Co.
Golden, CO
Category: 49 American-Style Pale Ale
Ute Trail Pale Ale
Amicas
Salida, CO
Category: 59 Irish-Style Red Ale
Colorado Boy Irish Ale
Colorado Boy Brewing Co.
Ridgway, CO
Category: 60 English-Style Brown Ale
Molly’s Titanic Brown
Rock Bottom Brewery (Westminster, CO)
Louisville, CO
Category: 75 Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout
Shaft House Stout
Dostal Alley Brewpub & Casino
Central City, CO
Category: 81 Scotch Ale
Old Chub Scotch Ale
Oskar Blues Brewery
Longmont, CO
2011 Great American Beer Festival Pro-Am Competition
Kriek
Dry Dock Brewing
Aurora, CO
Brewmaster: Dry Dock Brewers
AHA Member: Ted Manahan
Photo by Rick Mazzola © BDG2C
The AC Golden crew, including (from the left) Kent Reichow, Jeff Nickel, Troy Casey, Steve Fletcher, and Jeff Cornell, accept one of two medals won at the festival from Charlie Papazian (right), president of the Brewers Association.
Photo by Rick Mazzola © BDG2C
Mike LaCroix of Amicas is stoked to take home a bronze for his Ute Trail Pale Ale.
Photo by Rick Mazzola © BDG2C
Gabe Molino of Bull and Bush in Denver won two medals at the fest, including this one for his Release the Hounds Aged Beer.
Photo by Rick Mazzola © BDG2C
Steve McFate and Tom Hennessy of Colorado Boy win for their Irish Ale.
Photo by Rick Mazzola © BDG2C
Congrats and a handshake for the Del Norte brewing team, Lori Fox, Justin Muscio, and Joe Fox.
Photo by Rick Mazzola © BDG2C
Brett Williams, David Lin, Lachlin McLean, Doug Hyndman, Bill Eye, Walt Chleva, and Ashleigh Carter from Dry Dock Brewing win another medal.
Photo by Rick Mazzola © BDG2C
The Durango Brewing duo, Mark Harvey and Scott Bickert, win for their Dark Lager.
Photo by Rick Mazzola © BDG2C
The crew at Equinox Brewing of Fort Collins, Jared Lydon, Becky Sarno, Shannon Westcott and Colin Westcott, win a medal for their O'Rion Irish Red.
Photo by Rick Mazzola © BDG2C
Brad Lincoln, Anda Lincoln, Dominique Lincoln, and Gordon Schuck of Funkwerks receive recognition for their namesake saison.
Photo by Rick Mazzola © BDG2C
Little Red Cap wins gold for the chaps at Grimm Brothers Brewing.
Photo by Rick Mazzola © BDG2C
Charlie chats with Jake O'Mara, Lynsey Cornish, and Brenden McGivney of Odell, winners for their Friek Sour.
Photo by Rick Mazzola © BDG2C
The boys at Ska Brewing, Sean McKesson, Thomas Larsen, and Bill Graham, win gold for their Steel Toe Stout!
Photo by Rick Mazzola © BDG2C
John Fletcher and Tim Myers of Strange Brewing Co. take home a gold for their Gluten-Free Lemon Pale.
Photo by Mike Laur © BDG2C
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper offers a toast to some of the 49,000 attendees at this year's GABF. Hickenlooper, a founder and former brewer at Denver's Wynkoop Brewing Company, was honored with a GABF medal, as he told us, "just for being me". Congratulations, Governor!
Photo by Mike Laur © BDG2C
The medal awarded to the Governor.
Great American Beer Festival Awards 2011 - Comments

One Response to “Great American Beer Festival Awards 2011”

  1. beer glasses says:

    I’m really surprised that Dry Dock’s Coffee Milk Stout just got a bronze award. Their product is one of my favorites in GABF. Its aroma is somewhat chocolatey even though it’s a coffee milk and with the dark color that really seals the deal. The taste is a bit bitter even though the aroma says its sweet, but really it’s good. For me it’s 9/10. It should receive a silver award if not gold

    GABF 2011 was fun. Cheers!

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