(Sheridan, Wyo) Wyoming breweries represented the cowboy state proudly at this year’s Great American Beer Festival (GABF). Each year, GABF represents the largest collection of U.S. beer ever served, in a public tasting event plus a private competition at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. The 2017 event was held from October 5th through 7th, and Wyoming breweries, including Sheridan’s Black Tooth Brewing, took home 5 medals.
The 5 awards were:
Gold – American-Style Strong Pale Ale, out of 182 entries – Hubert MPA from Melvin Brewing Co., Alpine, Wyo
Gold – Fresh or Wet Hop Ale, out of 44 entries – Wet Hop Melvin from Melvin Brewing Co., Alpine Wyo
Silver – Irish-Style Red Ale out of 78 entries – Bomber Mountain from Black Tooth Brewing Co., Sheridan Wyo
Bronze – Scottish-Style Ale out of 53 entries – Heavy 80 Scotch Ale from Coal Creek TAP, Laramie Wyo
Gold – Coffee Stout or Porter out of 114 entries – Speargun Coffee Milk Stout from Snake River Brewing Co., Jackson Wyo
The Great American Beer Festival invites industry professionals from around the world to sit together in small groups and, without knowing the brand name, taste beers in each specified style category. The ultimate goal of the Great American Beer Festival Judge Panel is to identify the three beers that best represent each beer-style category as described and adopted by the Great American Beer Festival.
The Professional Judge Panel awards gold, silver or bronze medals that are recognized around the world as symbols of brewing excellence. These awards are among the most coveted in the industry and heralded by the winning brewers in their national advertising.