What is the GABF Pro-Am Competition?
Homebrewers team up with professional brewers to vie for top honors in a field of 94 entries. Pro-Am competition judges came from the same professional panel of world-class judges that evaluate all the beers at the Great American Beer Festival competition. The Pro-Am competition is separate from the GABF competition, and therefore Pro-Am medals do not count towards GABF Brewery and Brewer of the Year awards.
Entries are brewed by professional craft brewers in collaboration with American Homebrewers Association (AHA) members. Award-winning homebrewer recipes are scaled up and brewed at a GABF entering brewery for submission into the competition. Visit Great American Beer Festival Competition Info to learn about the Pro-Am Competition rules and regulations that apply to the homebrewer and the brewery.
2012 Pro-Am Competition Winners
|Pro-Am Awards||Beer||Brewing Company||Professional Brewer||AHA Member Brewer|
|Thank you to all of the breweries and homebrewers who participated in the GABF Pro-Am Competition.|
|Gold||More Fun Blonde||New Belgium Brewing Co., Fort Collins, Colo.||New Belgium Brewing Co.||Jay Shambo|
|Silver||Pointon’s Proper – An English Mild||RAM Restaurant and Brewery – Wheeling, Ill.||Lanny Fetzer||Scott Pointon|
|Bronze||Classic American Pilsner||Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery, Minneapolis, Minn.||Mike Hoops||Kyle Sisco|