Saturday, October 13, 2007

GABF 2007 Wrap-Up

Congratulations to everyone winning awards at the 2007 GABF this weekend. Very happy for Port Brewing/Lost Abbey & Tomme Arthur, recipient of the Small Brewery/Brewer of the Year Award and whose beer we've been enjoying more and more of here in Pennsylvania over the last year! The votes were tallied and 140 different breweries/brewpubs won an assortment of awards across 75 categories. In the spirit of analysis (hopefully, not paralysis), here's a little breakdown that I did after combing through the award winners. Further down the page, I focused a bit closer on the awards earned in the group of states stretching from Northern Virginia to New York. Interesting note: least amount of entries in a category (8; Gluten Free Beer) and most (120; American Style IPA) Most awards by brewery/brewpub location (at least 4) 7 to Miller Brewing Co. 6 to Gordon Biersch 5 to Firestone Walker 5 to Red Rock 4 to Marin Brewing 4 to Pabst Brewing Co. Delaware (2)
    Dogfish Head
  • SILVER - Midas Touch in the Specialty Honey Ale Or Lager category
  • Stewart's Brewing Co.
  • SILVER - Oktoberfest in the German-Style Märzen/Oktoberfest category
Maryland (5)
    Clipper City Brewing Co.
  • GOLD - BaltoMärzHon in the Vienna-Style Lager category
  • BRONZE - McHenry Lager in the American-Style Lager category
  • Rock Bottom Brewery-Bethesda
  • GOLD - Brown Bear Brown in the Scottish-Style Ale category
  • SILVER - Firechief Ale in the German-Style Brown Ale/Düsseldorf-Style Altbier category
  • BRONZE - Right On Rye in the Rye Beer category
New Jersey (n/a) New York (6)
    Captain Lawrence
  • GOLD - Cuvee de Castleton in the American-Style Sour Ale or German-Style Sour Ale category
  • Chelsea Brewing
  • BRONZE - Hop Angel I.P.A. in the Cellar or Unfiltered Beer category
  • Olde Saratoga Brewing
  • BRONZE - Kingfisher Premium Lager Beer in the German-Style Pilsner category
  • Blue Point
  • SILVER - Toasted Lager in the American-Style Amber Lager category
  • Southampton Publick House
  • SILVER - Double White Ale in the Belgian- & French-Style Ale category
  • BRONZE - Saison in the French- & Belgian-Style Saison category
Pennsylvania (11)
    Stoudt's Brewing
  • SILVER - Weizen in the South German-Style Hefeweizen/Hefeweissbier category
  • BRONZE - Oktoberfest in the Vienna-Style Lager category
  • Iron Hill Brewery-Media
  • BRONZE - Kriek de Hill in the Belgian-Style Sour Ale category
  • McKenzie Brew House
  • GOLD - Saison Vautour in the French- & Belgian-Style Saison category
  • BRONZE - Wee Heavy in the Strong Scotch Ale category
  • Rock Bottom Brewery-King of Prussia
  • GOLD - Broad Street Barleywine in the Aged Beer category
  • Sly Fox Brewing Co.
  • GOLD - Pikeland Pils in the German-Style Pilsner category
  • BRONZE - Instigator in the German-Style Strong Bock category
  • Victory Brewing Co.
  • GOLD - Festbier in the German-Style Märzen/Oktoberfest category
  • SILVER - Prima Pils in the German-Style Pilsner category
  • Tröegs Brewing Co.
  • GOLD - Tröegenator Double Bock in the Bock category
Virginia (northern) (2) Number of awards to groups of restaurants/brewpubs 9 to the Rock Bottom group 6 to the Port Brewing/Lost Abbey/Pizza Port group 4 to the BJ's Restaurant group 1 to the Iron Hill group 1 to the Ram Restaurant/Big Horn group 1 to the Great American Restaurant group


Jeremy said...

Thanks for the breakdown Bryan. Glad to see PA came out with a lot of medals... makes me proud to be a resident!

Bryan Kolesar said...

Amen, to that! Like Jack said over at his of the best beer regions (actually, he said "the best") to live in!

Anonymous said...

Brian, add one more to that PA winners list

Allentown-Bethlehem Brew Works won a gold in the pro-am competition for their IPA entry

Bryan Kolesar said...

Hi Ed, I noted the BBW Pro-Am win in an earlier post but was torn over including it in a state-by-state wrap-up of actual style wins, since it's not really a style, per se. But, you're absolutely right that if you include the Pro-Am Gold, then PA walks away with 12 medals, putting them firmly in 5th place among states. (CA, CO, IL, WI ahead of them)

Adam said...

GABF seems sooo big that I can't really get a sense of it. Even with your posts it isn't sinking in. Hmmm...I'll have to go one of these years.