Monday, October 06, 2014

Congratulations To All The Michigan Breweries Who Placed At The Great American Beer Festival In Colorado

Written by  Aimee West
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The Great American Beer Festival in Colorado was this weekend. Awards from the Great American Beer Festival are recognized around the world as a symbol of excellent brewing. They are some of the most coveted awards in the industry because professionals from around the world join together in small groups to taste beers in specific categories without knowing the brand of the beer. Gold, Silver and Bronze awards are awarded in each category as the judges see fit.
We are excited to share the Michigan breweries that won Gold, Silver and Bronze!

Short's Brewing Company won Gold in the Experimental Beer category with their Key Lime Pie Beer. Fresh limes, milk sugar, graham cracker, and marshmallow fluff are combined to create the prominent flavors of this beer. This beer was also a Gold Medal winner in 2010 at the Great American Beer Festival.

Bastone Brewing located in Royal Oak won two silver awards! Private Stock #472 won in the Wood and Barrel Aged category and Thor's Hammer won in the Belgian Style Strong Specialty Ale. Thor's Hammer has a lovely golden amber color with a fun and flavorful finish. 

Also winning Silver was Founders Brewing Co. with their Robust Porter: Porter. This beer pours dark and the aroma is full of milky chocolate with a hint of a nutty/woodsy smell.

Finally we have our Bronze winners, one from Tapistry Brewing Co. and one from Stormcloud Brewing Co. Tapistry Brewing Co won with their Peck's Porter in the Robust Porter category. Peck's Porter is a beautiful blend of British malts and hops creating a rich and dark flavorful porter with a hint of sweetness. Stormcloud Brewing Co. won in the Belgian Style Blonde Ale or Pale Ale category with their Rainmaker Ale. This is currently on tap and is their flagship beer, a classic Belgian pale ale with malt and hops balanced squarely in the middle.

I would also like to give a mention to our friends at Alaskan Brewing Co. for winning Bronze in the Smoke Beer category with their Alaskan Smoked Porter 2013!

Congratulations to all the winners and we can't wait to see who places next year from Michigan.

I missed this award earlier I would like to add that Bastone Brewery also won Best Small Brewpub and Brewer of the year award! Congratulations to the entire team at Bastone Brewery for winning this prestigious award.


Aimee West

Aimee West

Is new to the craft beer scene but always willing and wanting to learn more.