What is the GABF Pro-Am Competition?
Homebrewers team up with professional brewers to vie for top honors in a field of 100 entries in 2013. Pro-Am competition judges come 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.
2013 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||Poblano||Cigar City Brewing – Tampa, FL||Wayne Wambles||Jeff Gladish|
|Silver||Charlie’s Brown||New Belgium Brewing Co. – Ft. Collins, CO||Peter Bouckaert/Grady Hull||Mike Formisano|
|Bronze||Oatmeal Stout||Upslope Brewing Co. – Boulder, CO||Alex Violette||Derek Ordway|
American Homebrewers Association®
The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) has worked on behalf of the homebrewing community since 1978 and celebrates a membership of more than 40,000 homebrewers. The American Homebrewers Association organizes events including the National Homebrewers Conference and National Homebrew Competition. The AHA also publishes the bi-monthly magazine Zymurgy. The AHA is part of the Brewers Association, whose Brewers Publication division is the largest publisher of contemporary and relevant brewing literature for today’s craft brewers and homebrewers.