Troegs Is the Local Star at 2012 Great American Beer Festival

Tröegs Brewing Co. was the local star brewer at the 2012 Great American Beer Festival awards this weekend. The brewery brought home three golds (Hopback Amber, Dreamweaver Wheat and Sunshine Pils) plus the award for Mid-Size Brewery of the Year.

Philadelphia Area Winners at the 2012 Great American Beer Festival

  • Troegs
    • Mid-size Brewery of the Year
    • Dreamweaver Wheat – Gold
    • Hopback Amber – Gold
    • Sunshine Pils – Gold
  • Iron Hill Brewing 
    • Rauchtoberfest (Lancaster) – Silver
    • Black IPA (Wilmington) – Bronze
    • Roggenbier (Phoenixville)
    • Russian Imperial Stout (Media)
  • Nodding Head Brewing (Both winners were collaboration brews with Home Sweet Homebrew’s George Hummel)
    • George’s Fault – Silver
    • George’s Phunk – Bronze
  • Dock Street Brewing 
    • Dock Street Thiriez Table Saison – Silver
    • Abt 12 – Bronze
  • Rock Bottom Brewing (King of Prussia)
    • The Hammer – Gold
  • Stewart’s Brewing Co. (Delaware)
    • Oyster Stout – Silver
  • Flying Fish Brewery
    • Exit 8 Chestnut Brown Ale – Bronze
  • Yards Brewing 
    • Extra Special Ale – Bronze

More Notes from GABF

  • It was the first GABF medal for Yards Brewing Co.
  • Pennsylvania ranked fourth in total medals with 17.
  • This is the third time a beer that homebrewer George Hummel has collaborated on has won a pro award at the GABF (hat tip to Jack Curtin)