Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Wisconsin Conquers Denver

The Great American Beer Festival was held this past weekend in Denver, Colorado. Lots of people attended, mass quantities of beer were consumed. Awards were handed out. The following awards were handed out to Wisconsin-based brewers.

Gold Medals:
Point Oktoberfest - Steven Point Brewery (American-Style Amber Lager)
Whole Hog Pumpkin Ale - Stevens Point Brewery (Field Beer or Pumpkin Beer)
Hometown Blonde - New Glarus Brewery (Bohemian-Style Pilsner)
Uber Bock - Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co (German-Style Dopplebock or Eisbock)
Fourteen Fourteen - Central Waters Brewing Co (Wood and Barrel Aged Strong Stout)

Silver Medals
Staghorn - New Glarus Brewing Co (American-Style Amber Lager)
Fixed Gear - Lakefront Brewery (American-Style Amber/Red)

But the big winners were Great Dane Pub and Brewing Co and its head brewer Rob Lobreglio who won Brewpub Goup and Brewpub Group Brewer of the Year. Congratulations to everyone involved at the Great Dane!

And Miller won some awards for Miller Lite, Mickey's Malt Liquor, and Leinie's Summer Shandy


  1. Also congratulations to the Pabst Brewing Company for both PBR and Old Style winning awards. And they also won the big brewer award. They have a new brewmaster, who is formerly from Redhook. He also won.

  2. I find it funny that Staghorn and Point Oktoberfest did not enter nor win the Oktoberfest category...but are considered "ambers."

  3. Wow, good work wisco! Any winners from Minnesota?


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