Wednesday, October 07, 2009

GABF Winners from MI, IL, IN, and OH

Congrats to the medal winners at the Great American Beer Festival. Of the four states that are the focus of this blog, Michigan led the pack with 9 medal, Illinois came in second with 7 medals, Indiana in third with 3, and Ohio with a paltry single medal. Ohio, you gotta step up your game!


Category 7 Specialty Beer, 21 Entries
Bronze: Drunken Angel, Rock Bottom Brewery - Chicago, Chicago, IL

Category 10 Session Beer, 27 Entries
Bronze: Bam Biere, Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales, Dexter, MI

Category 12 Experimental Beer, 32 Entries
Silver: Bloody Beer, Shorts Brewing Co., Bellaire, MI

Category 15 American-Belgo-Style Ale, 51 Entries
Silver : The Crow and The Sparrow, Rock Bottom Brewery - Chicago, IL

Category 16 American-Style Sour Ale, 32 Entries
Bronze: Diamond Kings ‘09, Brugge Brasserie, Indianapolis, IN

Category 17 Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer, 33 Entries
Silver: Red Woody, Goose Island Beer Co., Chicago, IL

Category 18 Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Beer, 110 Entries
Gold: Cereal Killer Barleywine, Arcadia Brewing Co., Battle Creek, MI

Category 22 Smoked Beer, 43 Entries
Silver: Up In Smoke, Fat Head’s Brewery & Saloon, North Olmsted, OH

Category 25 Bohemian Style Pilsener, 39 Entries
Bronze: Bell’s Lager Beer, Bell’s Brewery, Inc., Galesburg, MI

Category 37 Bock, 40 Entries
Bronze: Fornicator, Piece Brewery, Chicago, IL

Category 44 English-Style India Pale Ale, 40 Entries
Silver: IPA, Goose Island Beer Co., Chicago, IL

Category 57 American Style Brown Ale, 43 Entries
Gold: Dirty Helen Brown Ale, Barley Island Brewing Co., Noblesville, IN

Category 59 German-Style Sour Ale, 13 Entries
Bronze: Bad Kitty, Brugge Brasserie, Indianapolis, IN

Category 60 South German Style Hefeweizen, 66 Entries
Gold: Top Heavy Hefeweizen, Piece Brewery, Chicago, IL

Category 63 French- and Belgian Style Saison, 56 Entries
Bronze: Saison Du Bastone, Bastone Brewery, Royal Oak, MI

Category 64 Belgian and French-Style Ale, 41 Entries
Silver: Demolition, Goose Island Beer Co., Chicago, IL

Category 65 Belgian-Style Lambic or Sour Ale, 29 Entries
Silver: Red Rock, Big Rock Chop House & Brewery, Birmingham, MI

Category 69 Robust Porter, 57 Entries
Bronze: Pirate’s Porter, Sullivan’s Black Forest Brew Haus & Grill,
Frankenmuth, MI

Category 73 Sweet Stout, 27 Entries
Silver: Cream Stout, Redwood Brewing Co., Flint, MI

Category 77 Old Ale or Strong Ale, 29 Entries
Bronze: 4th Dementia Old Ale, Kuhnhenn Brewing Co., Warren, MI