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Winners of the 2014 Great American Beer Festival


2014 Great American Beer Festival

Photo © Brewers Association

The 2014 Great American Beer Festival has officially come to a close. The event, which drew 49,000 beer lovers to Denver, Colorado, is the largest commercial beer competition in the world. The event, which is presented by the Brewers Association, awarded 268 medals to some of this country’s best breweries, as well as three medals to Pro-Am entries.

This year’s event saw its biggest judging panel, consisting of 222 beer experts from 10 countries evaluating 5,507 commercial entries, plus 89 Pro-Am entries, for a total of 90 beer categories and 145 beer styles. Entries increased by 16% over 2013 and entries were seen from 1,309 breweries nationwide.

Below are the 2014 Brewery and Brewer of the Year awards.

Very Small Brewing Company and Very Small Brewing Company Brewer of the Year
Sponsored by Brewers Supply Group (BSG)

Draught Works
Draught Works Brew Team

Small Brewing Company and Small Brewing Company Brewer of the Year
Sponsored by O-I

Marble Brewery
Team Marble

Mid-Size Brewing Company and Mid-Size Brewing Company Brewer of the Year
Sponsored by Microstar Keg Management

Devils Backbone Brewing Co.—Outpost
DB Brewery Team

Large Brewing Company and Large Brewing Company Brewer of the Year
Sponsored by Beer Institute

AC Golden
AC Golden Brewing Team

Small Brewpub and Small Brewpub Brewer of the Year
Sponsored by Briess Malt & Ingredients Co.

Bastone Brewery
Rockne Van Meter

Mid-Size Brewpub of the Year
Sponsored by Brewers Supply Group (BSG)

Brasserie Saint James
Josh Watterson & Matt Watterson

Large Brewpub and Large Brewpub Brewer of the Year
Sponsored by Country Malt Group

Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
Julian Shrago & Ian McCall See the full post »

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Mutineer Magazine Issue 25 Preview


Mutineer Magazine Issue 25

The September/October 2012 Issue of Mutineer Magazine brings you:

Mutineer Interview: The Alström Bros

BeerAdvocate, a name synonymous with the craft beer movement, has played an integral part by creating the world’s largest online craft beer community and monthly print magazine. We sat down with co-founders and brothers Jason and Todd Alström to discuss all things beer.

GABF Survival Guide

Words can’t put on paper to describe how awesome the Great American Beer Festival is … but we’re going to try our best. Craft beer fanatics from around the country and world make the pilgrimage to Denver each year to attend North America’s biggest craft beer festival and we’ve got the goods on all you need to know about it.

The Bernsteim Theorem

Mutineer Erin Jimcosky contemplates the formula to fine beverage success in the restaurant world with The Bernstein Theorem. Visit man Sondra Bernstein’s famed wine country restaurants and see what can happen with a little attention to detail.

Hungry Mutineer: Trick or Treat

Halloween is just around the corner. Soon, you’ll feel the urge to pull out the old Leatherface mask to frighten loved one and the elderly. It’s also a time to indulge in a sugary treat or two. As you do, don’t forget the booze with these terrifyingly tasty treats made just for grown-ups.

The September/October issue also includes:

What People Drink: Russian River Brewing Company’s Vinnie Cilurzo
What People Drink: The Vegan Vine’s John Salley
What People Drink: Brookston Beer Bulletin’s Jay Brooks
Beer Styles: Extreme Beers
Classic Cocktails: The Mai Tai Cocktail
DIY: Simple Syrup
+++ Soda Jerk: Tomato Beer, Hoja Santa Cheese, Coffee: I Quit, Sake Renegade: Old, New and Unconventional, and much, much, more…

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Ticket Sales Begin August 2 for the 2012 Great American Beer Festival


GABF logo

Planning on heading to Denver for the 2012 Great American Beer Festival? Be sure to grab your tickets early as all sessions will definitely sell out!

If you’re a Brewers Association or American Homebrewers Association member, tickets will go on sale on July 31 before opening up to the general public on August 2.


Visit the Great American Beer Festival website for more information.

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Great American Beer Festival Competition Expands To Include U.S. Territories


Brewers Association

There have been a lot of changes made by the Brewers Association this year. At the beginning of the year, the BA announced changes they made to their designation of “small” in its definition of a “craft brewer” and just recently, the BA announced changes made to the Great American Beer Festival in that they’ve expanded their competition to include U.S. Territories. What was once strictly limited to the 50 states of the U.S., breweries located in the unincorporated, organized U.S. Territories of Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands will now be eligible to enter the GABF.

I think this is great and hopefully it will encourage brewers in those areas to step up and make a name for themselves. I’ll be watching closely and I can’t wait until one of them brings home a medal!

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Delaware: A Craft Beer Mecca On The Rise


Greetings From Delaware

When thinking of craft beer in Delaware, probably your first and only thought is Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Rehoboth Beach and Milton. After opening its doors in 1995, making “off-centered beers for off-centered people”, Dogfish Head has blazed a trail throughout the industry, pushing the envelope with original brews — everything from IPAs, to the uber unique Midas Touch, crafted from a recipe found in the dna scrapings from earthenware found in King Midas’ crypt. Each year, they take it further with collaborations and new experimental recipes.

Recently, there have been a number of up-start breweries and brewpubs making some noise in America’s first state. Some of these brewers have been putting out beers since 1995 as well. See the full post »

2010 Great American Beer Fest Tickets Selling Quickly


Great American Beer Festival 2010

If you’re planning on heading to Denver this September 16-18th for the Great American Beer Festival and you haven’t bought your tickets yet, you had better hurry. The Brewers Association reports that 70 percent of the tickets have been accounted for, with the Saturday afternoon members-only session having 97 percent of the tickets sold. See the full post »

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Mutineer Announces Collaboration Beer Project With New Holland Brewing


New Holland Brewing + Mutineer

Collaboration beers are hot. Crazy craft beers with odd ingredients are hotter. Crazy collaboration craft beers with odd ingredients are the hottest.

New Holland Brewing and Mutineer Magazine have many traits in common. Both are radical pioneers in their fields. Both are fine beverage evangelists. Both are fine beverage revolutionaries. And both teeter on the fine line between genius and insanity. See the full post »

Olde English and Milwaukee’s Best Win Big at GABF 2009


Olde English 800

Two dark horse candidates medaled at this year’s Great American Beer Festival. Milwaukee’s Best (some know it as The Beast) took gold in the American Style Cream Ale or Lager category. It beat out 23 other entries (mostly from craft breweries) on its way to the podium. Olde English 800 took silver in the International Style Pilsener category. It bested 11 other entrants.

Of course, the Big Three (Miller, Bud, Coors) took most of the American Style medals, but the moral of the story is that fine beverage can be found in surprising packages. So go ahead folks, drop two bones on a quart of one of these tasties and toast their victory!

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