It was not too long ago that Florida’s craft beer community did not have enough members to fill the big table at a restaurant. Now, with over 220 craft breweries and brewpubs, there is significant competition in the craft beer scene but there is the same amount of camaraderie.
This month, many of Florida’s breweries and brewpubs decided to send beer to the competition at the Great American Beer Festival, and eight of Florida’s breweries brought home hardware from the competition.
Big Top Brewing for their Silver Medal for Ringmaster Raspberry Berliner Weiss in Berliner WeissCategory (72 entries)
BrewHub for their Gold Medal for Rome City IPA in Session IPA Category(130 entries)
BrewHub for their Silver Medal for Three Tun in Ordinary or Special Bitter Category (34 entries)
Funky Buddha Brewery for their Silver Medal for No Crusts Brown Ale in Field Beer Category (87 Entries)
LauderAle for their Gold Medal for C Porter in Field Beer Category (87 entries)
Pinellas Ale Works for their Silver Medal for Milk Bone in Sweet Stout Category (69 entries)
Six Ten Brewing for their Gold Medal for Mischievous Black in Dark Lager Category (74 entries)
Walking Tree Brewery for their Bronze Medal for Duke Snider’s Imperial Stout in Imperial Stout Category (80 entries)
Congratulations to all of Florida’s craft breweries and their beers in the 2017 Great American Beer Festival.
About the Great American Beer Festival
The Great American Beer Festival is the premier U.S. beer festival and competition. Each year, GABF represents the largest collection of U.S. beer ever served, in a public tasting event plus a private competition. GABF brings together the brewers and diverse beers that make the U.S. the world’s greatest brewing nation.
GABF was founded in 1982, and has been growing and evolving along with the American craft brewing industry ever since.
The Great American Beer Festival takes place at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.
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.