Pro-Am Competition Booth

2013 Booth Sponsored by Briess Malt & Ingredients Co., The Country Malt Group, Hopunion and White labs

Great American Beer Festival ProAm Booth

GABF Pro-Am entries are brewed by professional craft brewers based on award-winning homebrew recipes from American Homebrewers Association (AHA) members. Homebrew recipes are scaled up and brewed at a craft brewery for submission into the competition. The 2013 competition featured a record number 100 beers from across the country (compared to 94 entries in 2012).

2013 Pro-Amm Winners

Gold – Poblano

Brewing Company: Cigar City Brewing – Tampa, FL

Brewmaster: Wayne Wambles

AHA Member: Jeff Gladish

Silver – Charlie’s Brown

Brewing Company: New Belgium Brewing Co. – Fort Collins, CO

Brewmaster: Peter Bouckaert & Grady Hull

AHA Member: Mike Formisano

Bronze – Oatmeal Stout

Brewing Company: Upslope Brewing Co. – Boulder, CO

Brewmaster: Alex Violette

AHA Member: Derek Ordway

Pro-am Beers at the Festival


Tap # Brewery Homebrewer Beer Beer Style
1 Bonfire Brewing Jerod Day Fork Yeah! Imperial India Pale Ale using Citra Hops
2 Bootstrap Brewing James Frazer Black Cadillac American Black Ale
3 The Bruery Brian Pramov & Bryan Keas Batch 1000 - Bryeian IPA with Rye & Dark Roasted Malts
4 C.B. & Potts Restaurant & Brewery - Fort Collins Andrew Lowell Wampum Porter Baltic Porter
5 Cool Springs Brewery Kevin Jones Don Juan Pecan Porter Porter with Pecans, aged in American Oak
6 Coronado Brewing Company Diego Salas Señor Saison Saison with Jalapeño, Agave Syrup, & Sage
7 Crabtree Brewing Company Scott Buchholz Bucks 80 Scottish Export Ale, 80 Shilling
8 Dry Dock Brewing Co. - South Dock Charlie Gottenkieny Winter Solstice Saison Saison with Orange Peel, Coriander, & Grains of Paradise
9 Falling Sky Brewing Randy Scorby Best In Scorby Maibock German Helles Bock/Maibock
10 Fegley's Brewworks Brad Risboskin IPA American India Pale Ale
11 Firestone Walker Brewing Company Gabriel Caliendo Vessel 8 Belgian Strong Pale Ale using Belgian Candy Syrup
12 Flix Brewhouse Matt Coulon Vacation Forever Belgian Blonde Belgian Blonde Ale with Pineapple, Coconut
13 Front Street Brewery Eric Lafferty Laffenbrau Weizenbock South German Weizenbock
14 Great American Restaurants Web Anderson Gold Rush Ale American Pale Ale
15 Haymarket Pub & Brewery Lee Friske I'm Friske American Strong Pale Ale
16 Heretic Brewing Company Ryan Collings Empire American Imperial Stout
17 Jack's Abby Brewing Alex Corona Pilsner Bohemian Pilsener
18 Joseph James Brewing Co., Inc. Jon Antonson Wrong Side of the Road Stout Foreign-Style Stout
19 Karl Strauss Brewing Company Tim Taylor Bleke Citroen Belgian Pale Ale with Lemon Zest, & Grains of Paradise
20 Left Hand Brewing Company Greg Toothaker Mr. Black German Schwarzbier
21 Marble Brewery Tim Lambert American Pale Ale American Pale Ale
22 Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery Tim Roets Timmy's Kölsch German Kölsch
23 Odell Brewing Company Scott Jackson Scott's Strong Belgian Golden Belgian Strong Pale Ale
24 Pateros Creek Brewing company Dave Rosso Dark Matter Stout Strong Stout aged in Hungarian Oak
25 Ram Restaurant & Brewery - Tacoma Mike Ritzer Comfortably Numb American India Pale Ale
26 Reuben's Brews Dan Hansen Cream Ale Cream Ale
27 Rogness Brewing Company Jay McEvers Pro Am English-Style Extra Special Bitter
28 Saddlebock Brewery Tim Keltner IPA American-Style India Pale Ale
29 Selkirk Abbey Brewing Larry Lepinski Bastille Porter Belgian Coffee Porter
30 Stone Brewing Co. Robert Masterson & Ryan Reschan Robert Masterson/Ryan Reschan/Rip Current/Stone R&R Coconut IPA American IPA with Coconut
31 Uinta Brewing Company Tom Shivers Cahoots Saison Saison with Grapefruit Peel, Orange Peel, & Coriander
32 Willoughby Brewing Company Justen Pelton She's So Heavy Traditional Scotch Ale
33 Wild Woods Brewery Matt Kriewall English-Style Dark Mild English-Style Mild Ale
34 Wrecking Bar Brewpub Hamp Covington Hamp's Got No Dime English Barleywine British-Style Barley Wine Ale


Tap # Brewery Homebrewer Beer Beer Style
1 21st-Amendment Brewery Jennifer Jordan Jenn's Common American Amber Lager
2 Bend Brewing Company Tom Gilles Big Bad Russian Imperial Stout American Imperial Stout
3 Big Choice Brewing Matt Schonewald ESB English-Style Extra Special Bitter
4 Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery Dan & Joelle Dewberry Old Sour Dewberry Old Ale using Sour Wort
5 CAUTION: Brewing Company John Ojala Project #3 Strong Stout with Sour Cherries aged in French & American Wine Barrels
6 C.B. & Potts Restaurant & Brewery - Highlands Ranch Doug Thiel Cain's Heart American Black Ale
7 Claremont Craft Ales Doug Granquist Sweet Nothings Belgian Blonde Ale with Lemon Verbena, & Coriander
8 Denver Beer Company Scott Kendall The Cuke Pale Ale with Cucumbers & Cloves
9 Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Monty Leach Monty's Merry Mind Eraser Imperial Mild with Vanilla, Cinnamon, & Cloves
10 Echo Brewing Company Bob Hall Saison Saison using Demerara Sugar
11 Elliott Bay Brewing Company Keith & Pam Bradley RIP Stout British-Style Imperial Stout
12 Fish Brewing Company Jeremy Allison Vienna Lager Vienna Lager
13 Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery Bill Goetz Heather's Kölsch German Kölsch
14 Ghost River Brewing Nick Vincent Extracurricular Hoptivity American Strong Pale Ale
15 Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant - Rockville Bill Ridgely & Wendy Aaronson Auld Rabie Burns Scottish Export Ale, 80 Shilling
16 Great Basin Brewing Company - Sparks Jason Hobbs Chamomile Honey Wheat Unfiltered American Wheat with Chamomile Flowers
17 Ladyface Ale Companie Brian Holter & Kingsley Toby Dark Horse Belgian Quadrupel
18 Lone Tree Brewing Company William Beesen Biére de Beesen French Biére de Garde
19 Magnolia Gastropub & Brewery Daniel Owens & Matt Peterson Mare Balticum Baltic Porter
20 Maui Brewing Company Jess Craven Bourbon Barrel Aged Raspberry Tripel Belgian Tripel with Chocolate & Raspberries, aged with Bourbon Oak
21 Modern Times Beer Andy Wadon Mosaic Truckasaurus! American-Style India Pale Ale
22 Naked City Brewery & Taphouse Jonathan Permen Rauchbier Smoke Beer
23 No Label Brewing Company Chuck Page Hop Da Monk-E Belgian-Style India Pale Ale
24 Olde Hickory Brewery David Keller David The Bat Traditional Scotch Ale
25 Oskar Blues Brewery - Lyons Edward Eugene Moore Double Impact Belgian Dark Strong Ale
26 Pizza Port Solana Beach Eric Shelley Til Death American Black Ale
27 Ram Restaurant & Brewery - Illinois Brian Phad Blinded by the Light Cream Ale
28 Sandlot Michael Bade Giesenschlager American-Style Pilsener using Corn
29 Saranac Brewery Carl Woodward Panther Lake Gose Leipzig-Style Gose with Salt & Coriander, using Wheat Yeast & Sour Culture
30 Silver City Brewery James Golovich Leela's Lager Munich-Style Helles
31 Sly Fox Brewing Company Joe Moran & Matt Kennedy Rye Saison Saison using Rye Malt
32 Springfield Brewing Company Keith Wallis 585 Classic English-Style Pale Ale
33 Verboten Brewing Matt Smith The Poser, Imperial IPA American-Style India Pale Ale
34 Weasel Boy Brewing Company Greg Irving Liz Brown Ale American Brown Ale
35 Zio Carlo Magnolia Brewpub Matthew Westlake Dutch Bokbier Dutch Bokbier using Malted Oats, Rye, & Wheat


Tap # Brewery Homebrewer Beer Beer Style
1 American Brewing Company Heather Erickson SPRUCESKI BREWSKI Pale Ale with Spruce Tips
2 Arvada Beer Company Brian Hoesing Sinister Minster Belgian Dark Strong Ale
3 Battered Boar Brewing Company John Elkins Dante's Porter Porter with 4 Varieties of Chilies (Anaheim, Poblano, Serrano, & Habañero)
4 Bear Republic Brewing Company Greg Rasmussen Greg's American Amber American Amber Ale
5 Black Bottle Brewery Tyler Ellison & Drew Pascell Homebrewers Do It In The Garage Lambic aged in a Chardonnay Barrel
6 (3rd Place Winner)
7 Boscos Brewing Company Mark Forrester Promised Land Ale American-Style India Pale Ale
8 Cigar City Brewing Jeff Gladdish Poblano Imperial Belgian Wit with Chamomile, Coriander, Bitter Curacao, & Poblano & Ancho Chiles
9 Dillon DAM Brewery Nathan Handberry, Nick Carlson, & Jared Gatti Ellery Stout Foreign-Style Stout
10 Elysian Brewing Company Mark Joy Rainier Ancient Ale WA Honey, Rainier Cherries, & WA Malt in Equal Amounts, no Hops, Fermented with 2 Belgian Yeast Strains
11 Equinox Brewing Company Nate Boot T-Mullet Maibock Bock
12 Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon Steve Amey The Dude English-Style Extra Special Bitter
13 FATE Brewing Company Mike Barnhart Falconer's Flight IPA American-Style India Pale Ale
14 Grimm Brothers Brewhouse Mike McGuckian Uberweizen South German Weizenbock
15 Hangar 24 Craft Brewery Brad Nixon BOSS German Schwarzbier
16 Il Vicino Brewing Company Marc Bernard Sucellus Stout Classic Irish Dry Stout
17 Ironfire Brewing Company Lucas Nelson El Diablo Belgian Golden Strong Ale Belgian Blonde Ale
18 Karbach Brewing Company Emory Steiner Painted Lady Tripel Belgian Tripel
19 Kuhnhenn Brewing Company Phil Sullivan Sully's Kölsch German Kölsch
20 Laughing Dog Brewing Derek Brown The DogFather: Part 2 Russian Imperial Stout aged in Whisky Barrels
21 (1st Place Winner)
22 Lexington Brewing & Distilling Company Alex Brenner Black Mountain IPA American Black Ale
23 MateVeza Brewing Company Dermot Stratton Snowbird Saison Saison with Grapefruit
24 New Belgium Brewing Company, Inc. Mike Formisano Charlie's Brown English-Style Brown Ale
25 Ram Restaurant & Brewery - Indianapolis Shawn Kessel & Jake Robinson Eye of the Rye Rye Beer
26 Renegade Brewing Company Jim Edgins Dark Passenger Belgian Dark Strong Ale
27 Rock Bottom Brewery - Orland Park Brandon Banbury It's Always Sunny IIPA Imperial India Pale Ale
28 Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Ray Francisco Pro-Am Beer Hop-Forward English Dark Brown Session Ale
29 Ska Brewing Kevin Ripley Don't Call Me White Belgian Wit with Hop Flavor & Aroma
30 Squatters & Wasatch Beers Thomas V. Lopresto Squatters Emerson Pro-Am Ale American Pale Ale
31 Texas Big Beer Brewery Mike Heniff Beeriac IPA American-Style India Pale Ale
32 Upslope Brewing Company Derek Ordway Oatmeal Stout Oatmeal Stout
33 (2nd Place Winner)
34 White Street Brewing Company, Inc. Will Draper White Street Hop Zombie Brown IPA American Brown Ale
35 Wynkoop Brewing Company Cody Christman Tres Bon Saison Saison with spices
36 Yards Brewing Company Michael Soo SMaSH Ordinary Bitter using Single Malt (Maris Otter) & Single Hop (East Kent Golding)