Congratulations to the 35 Colorado Breweries that brought home 40 medals from the Great American Beer Festival in 2023!
First of all, huge congratulations to Wibby Brewing Company for being chosen as the Brewery and Brewer of the Year for their size category (5,001-15,000 barrels)!
Then, in the Pro-Am competition, the gold medal was awarded to “She Fancies Herself A Little Bit French” brewed by CooperSmith’s Pub and Brewing & AHA Member Mark Pennick. A silver medal was also awarded to Rob’s Baltic Porter from New Belgium Brewing Co. and AHA member Rob Hardisty.
Colorado won 12 Gold Medals!
|Avery Brewing Co.||Boulder||White Rascal||Belgian-Style Witbier|
|Banded Oak Brewing Co.||Denver||Ye Olde Ale||Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer|
|Bootstrap Brewing||Longmont||Wreak Havoc||Strong Red Ale|
|Cannonball Creek Brewing Co.||Golden||Featherweight||American-Style Pale Ale|
|Knuckle Puck Brewing||Longmont||Blown Tire||American Amber/Red Ale|
|Left Hand Brewing Co.||Longmont||Sawtooth Ale||English Mild or Bitter|
|Ratio Beerworks||Denver||King of Carrot Flowers||Field Beer|
|Resolute Brewing Co.||Centennial||Execrator||German-Style Doppelbock or Eisbock|
|Rock Bottom Brewery – Denver||Denver||Foggy London Town||Robust Porter|
|Seedstock Brewery||Denver||Seedstock Maerzen||German-Style Maerzen|
|Westbound & Down Brewing Co.||Idaho Springs||Westbound Select||West Coast-Style India Pale Ale|
|Wibby Brewing||Longmont||Wibby Jibby||American Pilsener|
Colorado won 20 Silver Medals!
|Avery Brewing Co.||Boulder||Island Rascal||Belgian Fruit Beer|
|Bent Barley Brewing Co.||Aurora||Green Chile Honey Kölsch||Chili Beer|
|Blue Moon Brewing Co.||Denver||Barrel Aged Maibock||Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer|
|Bristol Brewing Co||Colorado Springs||Laughing Lab Scottish Ale||Scottish-Style Ale|
|Call To Arms Brewing Co.||Denver||Freedom Fries w/ Cherry||Specialty Saison|
|Cheluna Brewing Co.||Aurora||Orizaba Cold IPA||India Pale Lager or Cold India Pale Ale|
|Diebolt Brewing Co.||Denver||Populator||Old Ale or Strong Ale or Barley Wine|
|Dostal Alley Brewpub & Casino||Central City||The Sauer House Project: Ellie’s Version||American Sour Ale|
|Hideaway Park Brewery||Winter Park||Skate Juice||Other Strong Beer|
|Liquid Mechanics Brewing Co.||Lafayette||Cerveza Mecanica||American Pilsener|
|Lone Tree Brewing Co.||Lone Tree||Mexican Lager||Light Lager|
|New Terrain Brewing Co.||Golden||Rise & Climb||German-Style Koelsch|
|Odell Brewing Co. – Five Points Brewhouse||Denver||Big Sippin’||American Fruit Beer|
|Prost Brewing Co.||Denver||Prost Pilsner||German-Style Pilsener|
|Pumphouse Brewery & Restaurant||Longmont||Forager IPA||Experimental India Pale Ale|
|Red Leg Brewing Co.||Colorado Springs||Wunder Bier||German Dark Lager|
|River North Brewery||Denver||Midnight Hike||Chocolate Beer|
|Westbound & Down Brewing Co. – Westbound Mill||Lafayette||Spirit of the West||New Zealand India Pale Ale|
|Wild Blue Yonder Brewing Co.||Castle Rock||Scottish Wildcat||Scotch Ale|
|Wynkoop Brewing Co.||Denver||Kurt’s Mile High Malt||Coffee Beer|
Colorado won 4 Bronze Medals!
|14er Brewing Co.||Denver||Pina Colada Milkshake IPA||Experimental India Pale Ale|
|Oskar Blues Brewery & Tasty Weasel Taproom||Longmont||Old Chub Scotch Ale||Scotch Ale|
|The Empourium Brewing Co.||Denver||Conditions of My Parole||Coffee Beer|
|Westbound & Down Brewing Co. – Westbound Mill||Lafayette||The Coloradan||American Cream Ale|
Congratulations to all of the winners!
See the full list of Great American Beer Festival winners here.