GABF Winners

*Please note that the official list of Style Categories varies between years.

2016 Great American Beer Festival Winners List

The 2016 Champion Breweries are:

Small Brewpub and Small Brewpub Brewer of the Year
Zwanzigz ZwanzigZ Brewing Columbus, IN
Mike Rybinski & Trent Fleener
Sponsored by Briess Malt & Ingredients Co.
Mid-Size Brewpub and Mid-Size Brewpub Brewer of the Year
bb Boxing Bear Brewing Co. Albuquerque, NM
Justin Hamilton and Dylan Davis
Sponsored by Brewers Supply Group
Large Brewpub and Large Brewpub Brewer of the Year
Austin Beer Garden The Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co. Austin, TX
Amos Swifty Kim
Sponsored by Country Malt Group
Very Small Brewing Company and Very Small Brewing Company Brewer of the Year
Brown Truck Brewery Brown Truck Brewery High Point, NC
Team Brown Truck
Sponsored by Brewers Supply Group
Small Brewing Company and Small Brewing Company Brewer of the Year
Uberbrew Überbrew Billings, MT
Über Cru
Sponsored by O-I
Mid-Size Brewing Company and Mid-Size Brewing Company Brewer of the Year
Karl Strauss Karl Strauss Brewing Co. – San Diego San Diego, CA
Team Karl
Sponsored by MicroStar Logistics
Large Brewing Company and Large Brewing Company Brewer of the Year
Pabst Brewing Company Pabst Brewing Co. Los Angeles, CA
Brewer/Brewery Team: Gregory Deuhs
Sponsored by Beer Institute

2016 Pro-Am Winners

Just Rye’te
Gold Medal Brewing Company: Panther Island Brewing Co.
Brewmaster: Panther Island Brewing
AHA Member: Clifton Ellis
Vernal Equinox
Silver Medal Brewing Company: Starr Hill Brewery
Brewmaster: Starr Hill Brewing Team
AHA Member: Gary Layton
The Kolsch Experiment
Bronze Medal Brewing Company: Altitude Chophouse and Brewery
Brewmaster: Jesse Brown
AHA Member: Shawn Miller