These 8 weird Denver beers won GABF medals

Denver has a pack of winning brews for beer lovers to try after this year’s medals were handed out Saturday at the 2017 Great American Beer Festival.

The Great American Beer Festival in Denver on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. (Paul Karolyi for Denverite)
The Great American Beer Festival in Denver on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. (Paul Karolyi for Denverite)
The Great American Beer Festival in Denver on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. (Paul Karolyi for Denverite)

Denver has a new pack of winning brews for beer lovers to try after this year’s medals were handed out Saturday at the 2017 Great American Beer Festival.

Brewers in the Mile High matched their 2016 success, taking home eight awards Saturday. Altogether Colorado breweries won 38 medals Saturday, the most awarded to a state behind California.

Colorado also took home 38 medals in 2016.

Below is a look at the winning brews that are specifically from Denver breweries.

Here’s how to drink them. Here’s what brewers say winning the medals actually means for their businesses. And here’s a full list of winners.

Gold winners

🍺 Denver Beer Co.’s “Just Another Pretty Face” — Pro-Am
🍺 Little Machine Beer’s “Razz Against the Machine” — American-Style Fruit Beer
🍺 The Sandlot Brewery at Coors Field’s “So long and thank’s for all the (smoked) fish!” — Smoke Beer

Silver winners

🍺 Black Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales’s “Roswell: Grudge” —Experimental Beer
🍺 Our Mutual Friend Brewing’s “Saison Trystero” — Brett Beer

 

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Bronze winners

🍺 Baere Brewing Co’s “Blackberry Table Sour” — Berliner-Style Weisse
🍺 Bull & Bush Brewery’s “Woody Pils” — Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer
🍺 Co-Brew’s “Farmhouse Saison” — Specialty Saison

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Business & data reporter Adrian D. Garcia can be reached via email at agarcia@denverite.com or twitter.com/adriandgarcia.

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