Weekly Online Newsletter Vol. 4
What a busy weekend in the world of craft beer with the 2015 Great American Beer Festival taking place in Denver, Colorado along with the Fargo Beer Festival in Fargo, ND. The Great American Beer Festival experienced a record year for the competition in terms of entries so anyone taking home a medal should be extremely proud this year. In fact, Fargo Brewing Company took home a medal for their new Fargo Original Lager (New Year-Round Brand launching soon) – marking the first time that an area brewery has ever won a medal from this prestigious event! Below is a short article about the event and a list of brewery’s that Bergseth Bros. represents that took home some metal…….Great Job!
Denver, CO • September 26, 2015—The 2015 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition awarded 275 medals to some of the best commercial breweries in the United States, plus three GABF Pro-Am medals to teams of amateur brewers paired with professional brewers.
Presented by the Brewers Association, GABF is the largest commercial beer competition in the world and a symbol of brewing excellence. In its 29th year, the 2015 competition surpassed all previous participation records, exceeding last year’s record-setting competition.
Overview: Great American Beer Festival Competition
Award-winning brewers received prestigious gold, silver and bronze medals in 92 beer categories covering 145 different beer styles (including all subcategories), establishing the best examples of each style in the country. Winners were chosen from 6,647 competition entries (20 percent more than in 2014) from 1,552 breweries hailing from 50 states plus Washington, D.C.
This year’s GABF competition saw its biggest panel of judges ever, with 242 beer experts from 15 countries, including the U.S., and 155 competition volunteers. The panel also evaluated 91 Pro-Am entries.
Pabst Brewing Co., Los Angeles, CA
Category: 37 American-Style Lager or Light Lager – 55 Entries
Gold: Coors Banquet, Coors Brewing Co., Golden, CO
Category: 27 Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Stout – 128 Entries
Gold: Ctayt, AC Golden Brewing Co., Golden, CO
Category: 30 Kellerbier or Zwickelbier – 45 Entries
Bronze: Fargo Original, Fargo Brewing Co., Fargo, ND
Category: 50 English-Style Summer Ale – 38 Entries
Bronze: Lonely Blonde, Fulton Beer, Minneapolis, MN
Category: 39 Vienna-Style Lager – 46 Entries
Bronze: Firebrick, August Schell Brewing Co., New Ulm, MN
Category: 44 German-Style Schwarzbier – 37 Entries
Bronze: Eastside, Lakefront Brewery, Milwaukee, WI