Utah beer brewers brought home 8 medals — including two gold — from the The 2012 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) held last weekend in Denver.
Uinta Brewing Co. and Red Rock Brewing were the big Utah winners, earning three medals each, while Epic Brewing and Hoppers Grill each brought home one award.
Considered the largest commercial beer competition in the world, the GABF awards medals in 84 different beer categories and 134 different beer styles. In all, there were more than 4,300 entries from 48 states, Washington, D.C. and Guam.
Here’s the Utah medal count:
Bristlecone, Uinta Brewing Co., English-style mild ale category.
Paardebloem , Redrock Brewing Co., experimental beer division.
Sum’r, Uinta Brewing Co., in the English-Style Summer Ale category
Baba (a black lager), Uinta Brewing Co., a German-Style Schwarzbier
Redrock Organic Zwickel Bier, Redrock Brewing Co., in Kellerbier or Zwickelbier division
Utah Sage Saison, by Epic Brewing Co., Herb and Spice Beer category;
Redrock Nut Brown Ale, Redrock Brewing Co., American-Style Brown Ale;
This is the Pilsener, Hoppers Grill & Brewing Co., Bohemian-Style Pilsener 2012