2019 Great American Beer Festival Winners

At the 2019 Great American Beer Festival the Brewers Association awarded 318 medals. In total, 2,295 breweries entered 9,497 beers into the competition.  Here are the Michigan-based breweries that won medals:

MedalBeer NameBreweryCityStateCategoryYear
SilverOne Night in Bangkok Smoothie IPAMidland Brewing Co.MidlandMIHerb and Spice Beer2019
GoldRye Hipster Brunch StoutOdd Side AlesGrand HavenMISpecialty Beer2019
BronzeJeremy AltbierThe Royal Oak BreweryRoyal OakMIGerman-Style Altbier2019
BronzeMilford Pub AleRiver’s Edge Brewing Co.MilfordMIOrdinary or Special Bitter2019

Here are the beers that won medals in the five categories with the most entries:

Category 64: Juicy or Hazy India Pale Ale (348 entries)
GOLD: Old Irving Brewing Co., Beezer, Chicago, IL
SILVER: City Lights Brewing Co., Hazy IPA, Milwaukee, WI
BRONZE: Pond Farm Brewing Co., Devil’s Gulch, San Rafael, CA

Category 63: American-Style India Pale Ale (342 entries)
GOLD: Comrade Brewing Co., More Dodge Less RAM, Denver, CO
SILVER: Green Cheek Beer Co., Radiant Beauty, Orange, CA
BRONZE: Coronado Brewing Co. – Production Facility, Weekend Vibes IPA, San Diego, CA

Category 25: Fruited American-Style Sour Ale (215 entries)
GOLD: St. Elmo Brewing Co., Roxanne, Austin, TX
SILVER: Storm Peak Brewing Co., Hoochie Mama, Steamboat Springs, CO
BRONZE: Edmund’s Oast Brewing Co., Sour Blackberry Raspberry, Charleston, SC

Category 43: German-Style Pilsener (183 entries)
GOLD: Blind Owl Brewery, Parliament Drive, Indianapolis, IN
SILVER: Family Business Beer Co., Golden Age Pilsner, Dripping Springs, TX
BRONZE: Hardywood West Creek, Pils, Richmond, VA

Category 66: Imperial India Pale Ale (173 entries)
GOLD: Alvarado Street Brewery, Double Cone, Salinas, CA
SILVER: Westbound & Down Brewing Co., Westbound Double IPA, Idaho Springs, CO
BRONZE: Brew Hub, Sharrow, Lakeland, FL

For a full list of winners, click here.