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 (GABF) 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.
2014 Pro-Am Competition
Eighty-nine entries were judged in the 2014 Pro-Am competition and served at the Pro-Am booth during the Great American Beer Festival. A big thank you to the 2014 GABF Pro-Am sponsors: Briess Malt & Ingredients Co., The Country Malt Group, Yakima Chief-Hopunion and White Labs.
2014 Pro-Am Competition Winners
|Pro-Am Awards||Beer||Brewing Company||Professional Brewer||AHA Member Brewer|
|Gold||Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Scottish 80 Shilling||Bear Republic Brewing Co.||Team Bear Republic / Richard Norgrove||Michael Kelly|
|Silver||Spencer Pale Ale||Kokopelli Beer Co.||Kokopelli Brew Crew||Daniel Christensen|
|Bronze||I Wanna Rauch!||Springfield Brewing Co.||Ashton Lewis & Bruce Johnson||Keith Wallis|
Contact AHA Project Coordinator Janis Gross.
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 44,000 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. Beer lovers and anyone interested in making their own homemade beer are invited to learn more at HomebrewersAssociation.org. Follow the AHA on Twitter, and join us on Facebook.