The 2014 Great American Beer Festival is over, and the hundreds of brewers from around the country have returned home.
Fortunately, whether you were a lucky ticket holder or not, you’ll still get the opportunity to sip on plenty of great Austin beers that people flocked to at the fest.
Of the 600 breweries that attended the fest, 234 breweries took home a medal in the beer competition. Lake Travis area residents may be happy to learn that gold medals were awarded to our very own Oasis Texas Brewing Company and Real Ale Brewing Co. along with several other local breweries bringing home silver and bronze.
Here are the winning breweries:
Oasis Texas Brewing Company – Gold for London Homesick Ale in the Ordinary or Special Bitter category. (Lake Travis)
Real Ale Brewing Co. – Gold for Benedictum in the Belgian-Style Lambic or Sour Ale category. (Blanco)
Austin Beerworks – Silver for Fire Eagle in the American-Style Strong Pale Ale category. (Austin)
Thirsty Planet Brewing – Silver for Yellow Armadillo in the American-Style Wheat Beer category. (Austin)
Pedernales Brewing Co. – Silver for Lobo Negro in the German-Style Schwarzbier category. (Fredericksburg)
Pinthouse Pizza Craft Brewpub – Bronze for Jaguar Shark in the Wood and Barrel-Aged Strong Stout category. (Austin)
Spoetzl Brewery – Bronze for Shiner Bock in the American-Style Dark Lager category. (Shiner)
But even besides these notable victories, there were several other Texas breweries pouring fantastic beers. Check out the complete list of Breweries at the GABF.
Way to go guys! You’ll have until September 24, 2015 to prepare for the next Great American Beer Festival. In the meantime, we will all continue to support y’all by drinking your delicious beer.