GABF 2016 NoCo Winners

By Rowland Wasgatt on Monday, October 10, 2016

Great American Beer Festival - Denver, Colorado


         At this year’s Great American Beer Festival (GABF) we spent time at the Saturday afternoon session enjoying many beers from around the country. There were a lot of highlights - too many to drink! We focused mostly on beers from out of state breweries that are hard to find in Colorado, but of course couldn’t resist some of our go-to local favorites. Overall, we very much enjoyed everything that breweries from outside of Colorado had to bring to the table, and really enjoyed themed stops along the way like the "silent disco" (Brought to you by Oskar Blues) for some much needed dancing enjoyment.

         That said, we want to celebrate and bring attention to the winners from the Fort Collins and Northern Colorado area that won medals at this year’s GABF, and highly recommend visiting these spots when you can. Congratulations to all who won this year, thanks for representing Northern Colorado, and you’ll be seeing us and others hopefully sooner than later.

Gold Medals

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse (Loveland CO) – “Little Red Cap” (German-Style Altbier)

Silver Medals

Black Bottle Brewery (Fort Collins CO) – “PDA” (Belgian-Style Tripel)

Prost Brewing (Denver CO *Note: Brewed in Denver, but also served here in Fort Collins in their tap room) – “Weißbier” (South German-Style Hefeweizen)

Bronze Medals

CooperSmith's Pub & Brewing (Fort Collins, CO) – “Not Brown” (English-Style Brown Ale)

Verboten Brewing (Loveland CO) – “Little Nonsense” (Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Stout)