Medals, medals, and more medals!

Great American Beer Fest (GABF) judging is over and Ohio won 9 medals!  First to be announced was a bronze medal for BrewDog’s Elvis Juice. BrewDog is a Scotland-based brewery that recently opened their US operations in Canal Winchester, Ohio (near Columbus). This is a first GABF medal for BrewDog.

Next was BottleHouse Brewery and Meadery in Cleveland with a bronze medal for Spring Gruit in the Historical Beer category and a bronze for There is no Quad, an aged beer.

Masthead Brewery in Cleveland won their first GABF medal with a bronze for their Midwest Red IPA in the Double Red category.

Another first medal went to Brink Brewery in Cincinnati with a gold medal for their English style mild ale, Hold the Reins.

Taft’s Ale House in Cincinnati also won a first gold medal for Gustav, a Vienna style lager.

Fat Head’s Brewery continued their winning streak (9th straight year) with two medals; a bronze for Midnight Moonlight, an American black ale, and a gold for their weizenbock Alpen Glow, in the German style wheat beer category.

Lastly, Fifty West Brewing in Cincinnati brought home a gold for their 10 & 2 Barleywine. This is the second consecutive year for GABF winners for them.

If you were keeping track, that is 5 bronze and 4 gold medals for Ohio breweries. Congratulations all!

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