The Great American Beer Festival Pro-Am (GABF Pro-Am) competition is an opportunity for commercial breweries to team up with homebrewers to vie for top honors. The GABF Pro-Am entries are served during the Great American Beer Festival at the Pro-Am booth.
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How It Works
Brewers Association member breweries are eligible to submit one entry into the GABF Pro-Am competition. Entries must be based on a homebrew recipe from American Homebrewers Association (AHA) members that have won an award in an AHA/BJCP Sanctioned Competition*. 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. However, the Pro-Am competition is separate from the GABF competition, and therefore the Pro-Am medals do not count towards GABF Brewery and Brewer of the Year awards. Review the Pro-Am Competition Rules for more information.
2016 Pro-Am Competition Winners
|Pro-Am Awards||Beer||Brewing Company||Professional Brewer||AHA Member Brewer|
|Gold||Just Rye’te||Panther Island Brewing Co.||Panther Island Brewing Team||Clifton Ellis|
|Silver||Vernal Equinox||Starr Hill Brewery||Starr Hill Brewing Team||Gary Layton|
|Bronze||The Kolsch Experiment||Altitude Chophouse and Brewery||Jesse Brown||Shawn Miller|
Contact AHA Project Coordinator John Moorhead.
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