Fourteen breweries from eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware came away from Denver and the Great American Beer Festival with medals. Neshaminy Creek Brewing, which is just about two years old won a gold for its Churchville Lager. Troegs brought home two medals including gold for Troegenator. The city’s own Yards Brewing, which won its first ever award last year, landed medals for Brawler and Poor Richard’s Tavern Spruce.
Iron Hill won a single medal, keeping its consecutive win string going at 16.
This was the largest GABF yet with 740 breweries participating and 4,800 beers being judged. Just 250 medals were awarded.
2013 Philadelphia GABF Gold Medal Winners
Vienna-Style Lager – Churchville Lager – Neshaminy Creek Brewing
Bock – Troegenator Double Bock – Tröegs Brewing Co.
Belgian-Style Strong Specialty Ale – Stumblin’ Monk Stewart’s Brewing Co. (Bear, DE)
2013 Philadelphia Area GABF Silver Medal Winners
Wood- and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer – Dark and Stormy – McKenzie Brew House
Aged Beer – Big Black Voodoo Daddy – Voodoo Brewery
English-Style Mild Ale – Brawler Yards Brewing Co.
Belgian- and French-Style Ale – Grisette – Sly Fox Brewing Co.
American-Style Amber Lager – OktoberFish – Flying Fish Brewing Co.
Specialty Honey Beer – Midas Touch – Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Imperial Stout – Russian Imperial Stout – Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant (Delaware)
2013 Philadelphia Area GABF Bronze Medal Winners
Specialty Beer – Pack Dog Peanut Butter Ale – Marley’s Brewery & Grille (Bloomsburg)
Indigenous Beer – Poor Richard’s Tavern Spruce – Yards Brewing Co.
German-Style Pilsener – Sunshine Pils – Tröegs Brewing Co. PA
Vienna-Style Lager – Oktoberfest Sly Fox Brewing Co.
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2013 GABF Winners [Official Site]