Utah brewers bring home 5 medals from Denver Beer Fest

First Published      Last Updated Oct 14 2013 12:32 pm

Utah beer brewers earned five medals — one gold, two silver and two bronze — during the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) held in Denver this past weekend.

Hoppers Grill and Brewing Co. in Midvale and its Helles Festbier beer earned the state's only gold in the Munich-Style Helles category.

Wasatch White Label, produced by the Utah Brewers Co-op, and Squatters Fifth Element, won silver medals in the Belgian-Style Witbier and the Belgian-Style Lambic or Sour Ale categories, respectively.

Redrock Brewing's Paardebloem, won a bronze in the Experimental Beer category; as did Uinta Brewing Co.'s Sum'r in the English-Style Summer Ale category.

According to GABF officials, there were more than 4,800 entries from 745 brewers in this year's competition. Medals were awarded in 84 different beer categories, covering 138 different beer styles.