Minnesota Craft Brewers Win Medals at Great American Beer Festival

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Several Minnesota Craft Brewers took part in the largest American craft beer competition last weekend in Denver, CO. Local brewers did well with 6 medals coming home to Minnesota. Great American Beer Festival awards are coveted by beer makers across the country. There was more than 1,500 breweries competing for prizes. Over 6,500 beers were judges across 92 distinct categories.

“These honors reinforce that Minnesota brewers create exceptional craft beers,” says Dan Schwarz, President of the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild. “We are proud of our Guild members for representing the strong state of craft beer in Minnesota at this prestigious competition.”


Medal Beer Name Brewery City State Category Year
Silver Double Porter Bemidji Brewing Co. Bemidji MN Baltic-Style Porter 2015
Bronze Lonely Blonde Fulton Beer Minneapolis MN English-Style Summer Ale 2015
Silver 14° ESB Bent Paddle Brewing Co. Duluth MN Extra Special Bitter 2015
Silver Procrastinator Doppelbock Fitger’s Brewhouse Duluth MN German-Style Doppelbock or Eisbock 2015
Silver Pumpkin Grinder Mankato Brewery Mankato MN Pumpkin Beer 2015
Silver Size 4 Steel Toe Brewing St. Louis Park MN Session India Pale Ale 2015
Bronze Firebrick August Schell Brewing Co. New Ulm MN Vienna-Style Lager 2015

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