2019 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) Winners

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  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (13,254) Aug 23, 1996 Finland
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  2. TheIPAHunter

    TheIPAHunter Grand Pooh-Bah (5,542) Aug 12, 2007 California
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  3. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Grand High Pooh-Bah (6,772) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    3 medals for Wyoming!
  4. Sheppard

    Sheppard Grand Pooh-Bah (3,270) Mar 16, 2013 Massachusetts
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    I wish they made it easier to search who won...in particular, by state.
  5. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Grand High Pooh-Bah (7,282) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    That comes later. This is just the quicky version, posted on the fly.
  6. skelliott

    skelliott Zealot (535) Jul 2, 2013 Texas

    There's a State dropdown to the left of the search field.
  7. mkh012

    mkh012 Pooh-Bah (1,681) May 7, 2015 Colorado
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    I recently had Extra Extra Juicy Bits for the first time, and it deserves the hazy gold.
  8. unlikelyspiderperson

    unlikelyspiderperson Grand Pooh-Bah (3,850) Mar 12, 2013 California
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    The only local to win for me was eel River with a gold for their blonde. Weird that it won in the summer English ale category when is always seemed like a hoppy American blonde to me. Anyways congrats to them and Yay for organic beer taking gold
  9. cheeseheadinMinneapolis

    cheeseheadinMinneapolis Pooh-Bah (1,687) Sep 20, 2017 Wisconsin
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    Interesting: Tackle Bock by Bobbing Bobber Brewing Co. in Minnesota took the gold. I never had this beer.
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  10. Sheppard

    Sheppard Grand Pooh-Bah (3,270) Mar 16, 2013 Massachusetts
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    palm hits face, thank you
  11. Eddiehop

    Eddiehop Pooh-Bah (2,098) Jun 28, 2014 Texas
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    Pinthouse winning the gold for fresh hop is well deserved. Glad to have them in Texas.
  12. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Pooh-Bah (2,629) May 3, 2016 Illinois
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    Remember when everyone was saying there must be something in the water in Vermont to make such great NEIPAs? Maybe it's time to inspect the North side of Chicago West of Pulaski since 3 different breweries in a 4 mile line have 2 golds and a bronze between them in the Juicy/Hazy IPA category in the past 2 years....
  13. pjeagles

    pjeagles Zealot (576) May 29, 2005 New Mexico
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    Give me Phase Three or More over any of the winners if you're talking Chicago area breweries. I've found my taste in IPA/DIPA often differs from what GABF judges decide is the best example of the style.
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  14. zid

    zid Grand Pooh-Bah (3,058) Feb 15, 2010 New York
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    A hoppy American blonde is pretty much also an English summer ale.
  15. walterfarris

    walterfarris Initiate (120) Dec 7, 2017 California

    Shout out for Green Cheek! Also saw several other winners in Southern California that I should get to trying soon
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  16. HopSessions

    HopSessions Initiate (178) Mar 1, 2019 Illinois

    I feel as if you can’t make a statement as such if you haven’t had Beezer (the beer that won gold for hazy) and XXJB. Beezer is a beer that deserves this Gold medal, there are people here in Chicago and the surrounding area who don’t even know this exists and It’s absolutely perfect for the Hazy/Juicy category...
  17. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Grand High Pooh-Bah (7,282) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Not sure I'm grasping your point. IMHO, an "American" version is just a "hoppy" (ie: bold and bitter hops) of the English base style. Again, IMHO, the English version would be more mellow and floral, whereas, the 'Merka version would be more the soccer hooligan, you're either with us or against us attitude.

    Shrug. I was wrong at least once before.......
  18. deadwolfbones

    deadwolfbones Pundit (783) Jun 21, 2014 Oregon

    Big shoutout to Rowley Farmhouse Ales of Santa Fe, NM for winning Best Small Brewpub and Best Small Brewpub Brewer, along with three medals for individual beers!
  19. iwantyourskull

    iwantyourskull Devotee (301) Dec 27, 2015 Missouri

    firestone walker is dead. they only won 1 medal.
  20. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Grand Pooh-Bah (3,274) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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