2023 Winners

...er of the Year Saint Arnold Brewing Co. Houston, TX Saint Arnold Brew Crew Brewery Group Brewery and Brewer of the Year Allagash Brewing Co. Portland, ME Team Allagash 0–250 Barrels Brewery and Brewer of the Year Shred Beer Co. Rocklin, CA Zack Frasher & Amy Heller 251–500 Barrels Brewery and Brewer of the Year The Big Friendly Oklahoma City, OK Will Quinlin & Joe Quinlin The 2023 Pro-Am Competition Winners She Fancies Herself A Little Bit French...

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FAQ: Breweries

...5 pts | Bronze = 4 pts), divided by total number of beers entered by that brewery or brewery group. This is different from the single-location Brewery of the Year groups, where winners are determined by total number of winning points. For example, if a brewery enters 2 sets of beers from their 2 locations (let’s say a total of 10 beers for the group), and wins 2 gold medals, that’s 12 points / 10 beers. They have a winning total of 1.2. If anothe...

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2021 GABF Winners

...Craig Kofod 5,001–15,000 Barrels Brewery and Brewer of the Year Sudwerk Brewing Co. Davis, CA Team Sudwerk 15,001–100,000 Barrels Brewery and Brewer of the Year Allagash Brewing Co. Portland, ME Team Allagash Brewery Group Brewery and Brewer of the Year Metazoa Brewing Co. Indianapolis, IN Metazoa Production Team There was no Pro-am Competition in 2021 There was no Collaboration Competition in 2021...

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Festival Booth Guidelines

...booths in the “Meet the Brewer” hall must be entirely staffed by brewers, brewery owners, and other brewery staff. NO VOLUNTEER POURERS WILL BE PROVIDED. Volunteer captains will be assigned to assist with beer service operations, but volunteer pourers will not be assigned to these booths. Spread out! – Each brewery in this section will receive an 8 ft x 10 ft space (vs. the 6 ft x 10 ft spaces in other areas). Breweries will be arranged alphabeti...

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Sponsorship Opportunities

...customer as a Featured Brewery on the festival floor! As a Featured Craft Brewery, you and your brewery partner will enhance your brand recognition and stand out to festival attendees. Support a customer and/or showcase your ingredients in a final product for festival attendees, professional brewery representatives and homebrewing hobbyists.  Consider taking on additional space in the hall next to the brewery you’re sponsoring for an even greater...

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Brewery List Sneak Peek

...ornia Deadwords Brewing Co. — Florida Denver Beer Co. — Colorado Deschutes Brewery — Oregon Destihl Brewery — Illinois Dogfish Head Craft Brewery — Delaware Dostal Alley — Colorado Dry Dock Brewing Co. — Colorado Echoes Brewing Company — Washington Ecliptic Brewing — Oregon Estuary Beans & Barley — South Carolina False Idol Brewing — Texas Farmers & Bankers Brewing — New Jersey Fat Head’s Brewery — Ohio Feather Falls Brewing Co. — California Field...

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Competition Information

...ill not be eligible to win a Brewery of the Year award. How to Compete for Brewery of the Year Brewery of the Year Point Tabulation (individual locations) Point Tabulation: winner is determined by TOTAL POINTS awarded. See below for point value per medal type Criteria used for awarding points, and the tie-breaking system used to rank breweries: Most Total Points: breweries are awarded points based on the number of gold (6 points), silver (5 points...

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Eligibility & Fees

...r. Are my beers eligible? In order for beer to be eligible for entry, your brewery must first meet all above brewery eligibility requirements. If your brewery does not meet all of the requirements, your beer is not eligible for entry. All beer entries must possess the characteristics generally attributed to and conforming to the consumer understanding of “beer”. Eligible At least 51% of the fermentables must be derived from grain. Beverages made w...

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FAQ: Festival Breweries

...e seltzer, cider, hard tea, hard kombucha, RTD cocktails and spirits at my brewery booth space? Yes! All brewery booth spaces can register to pour “beyond beer” beverages (packaged only) as part of their booth lineup. All pouring booths can serve up to 6 different beverages at their space. Up to five of those beverages can be alcoholic beer or cider poured via or draught equipment. All other non-alcoholic beer or non-beer products must be served a...

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Ways to Participate

...oths should be staffed with brewery representatives at all times. Featured Brewery Booth Is your brewery ready to step up your marketing efforts and promote your brand to the largest, most receptive beer enthusiast audience found anywhere in North America? GABF offers a Featured Craft Brewery Sponsorship that will elevate your brewery’s profile. Included with a Featured Craft Brewery sponsorship package is a 10’ x 10’ booth space, electronic banne...

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