Only Four Michigan Brews Placed at ‘The Great American Beer Festival’
The Great American Beer Festival is going on in Denver this weekend. The three day festival is also one of the country's biggest beer competitions-- and just four Michigan beers ranked among the top. And they aren't from Founders or Bell's.
According to Forbes, "This year 2,295 breweries submitted 9,497 beers to be judged in the competition. Only 283 of those breweries walked away with medals, 37 of those for the first time."
Hmm, so maybe some Michigan breweries just didn't submit?
Congratulations to the Michigan brews that did place!
Here's the list from Forbes:
Specialty Beer - 67 Entries
Gold: Rye Hipster Brunch Stout, Odd Side Ales, Grand Haven, MI
Silver: Agavemente, SouthNorte Beer Co., San Diego, CA
Bronze: I Did It All For The Cookie, FiftyFifty Brewing Co., Truckee, CA
Ordinary or Special Bitter - 41 Entries
Gold: Chronic Amber Ale, Pizza Port - Bressi Ranch, Carlsbad, CA
Silver: Cousin Jack, Dostal Alley Brewpub & Casino, Central City, CO
Bronze: Milford Pub Ale, River’s Edge Brewing Co., Milford, MI
German-Style Altbier - 64 Entries
Gold: Rhine Heights ALT, Vintage Brewing Co. - Madison, Madison, WI
Silver: Howitzer Amber, Red Leg Brewing Co., Colorado Springs, CO
Bronze: Jeremy Altbier, The Royal Oak Brewery, Royal Oak, MI
Herb and Spice Beer - 119 Entries
Gold: Kveik Thai Tom Kha, Shades Brewing, Park City, UT
Silver: One Night in Bangkok Smoothie IPA, Midland Brewing Co., Midland, MI
Bronze: Deck Daze, Vail Brewing Co. - Vail Village Pilot, Vail, CO