Great American Beer Festival Winners

Along with one heck of a big party, the Great American Beer Festival also boasts the largest commercial beer competition in the world. With another record level of participation in 2013, a few Indiana breweries can boast some impressive wins:

Medal Brewery Brand Category
Gold (out of 117 entries) Sun King Brewing (Indianapolis) Afternoon Delight Wood and Barrel-Aged Strong Beer
Gold (out of 89 entries) Three Floyds (Munster) Blot Out the Sun Wood and Barrel-Aged Strong Stout
Silver (out of 91 entries) Ram Restaurant and Brewery (Indianapolis) Anaheim IPA Field Beer or Pumpkin Beer
Silver (out of 149 entries) Three Floyds (Munster) Permanent Funeral Imperial IPA

In addition, here is a list of winning beers from out-of-state breweries that distribute to our market. Forgive me if I skip Natural Ice and Old Style:

Medal Brewery Brand Category
Gold Boulevard Brewing (Missouri) Love Child No. 3 Wood and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer
Gold Fat Heads (Ohio) Hop JuJu Imperial IPA
Gold Great Divide (Colorado) Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti Chocolate Beer
Gold Jacob Leinenkugel (Wisconsin) Canoe Paddler German-Style Kolsch
Gold Left Hand (Colorado) Fade to Black Vol. 1 Foreign-Style Stout
Gold Left Hand (Colorado) Milk Stout Sweet Stout or Cream Stout
Gold Left Hand (Colorado) Sawtooth Ale Ordinary or Special Bitter
Gold New Holland (Michigan) Pilgrim’s Dole Old Ale or Strong Ale
Gold Sam Adams Cincinnati (Ohio) Double Bock German-Style Doppelbock or Eisbock
Silver Fat Heads (Ohio) Black Knight German-Style Schwarzbier
Silver Fat Heads (Ohio) Trail Head Fresh Hop Ale
Silver Hoppin’ Frog (Ohio) Barrel Aged BORIS The Crusher Wood and Barrel-Aged Strong Stout
Silver Jacob Leinenkugel (Wisconsin) Leinenkugel’s Creamy Dark American-Style Dark Lager
Silver Mad River Brewing (California) Steelhead Extra Pale Ale Golden or Blonde Ale
Silver New Holland (Michigan) Dragon’s Milk Reserve – Smaug’s Breath Experimental Beer
Silver Sierra Nevada (California) Barrel-Aged Narwhal Wood and Barrel-Aged Strong Stout
Silver Two Brothers (Illinois) Ebel’s Weiss South German-Style Hefeweizen
Bronze Bell’s Brewery (Michigan) Sparkleberry Ale Fruit Beer
Bronze Boulevard Brewing (Missouri) ZON Belgian-Style Witbier
Bronze Brewery Ommegang (New York) Three Philosophers Belgian-Style Abbey Ale
Bronze Brooklyn Brewery (New York) Brooklyner Weisse South German-Style Hefeweizen
Bronze Flying Dog (Maryland) Dogtoberfest German-Style Marzen
Bronze Moylan’s Brewing (California) Dragoon’s Dry Irish Stout Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout

Note that some of these beers were probably subject to a very limited release, while others are routinely found around the state. Happy hunting!