Seven Florida craft breweries received medals in 8 categories at the 2017 GABF (Great American Beer Festival) held in Denver Colorado, October 5-7, 2017. Florida happens to be the home state of the Craft Beer Geek so it makes me proud to honor and celebrate these winning breweries along with all Florida Craft Breweries. Craft beer is popular and thriving in Florida and it is great to see some national attention!
Florida’s unique climate and varied cultural heritage offers great challenges and inspiration to our brewers. Here are the medal winners from Florida at the 2017 GABF, I invite you to seek out these brews as well as any Florida craft beer you can get your hands on, cheers!
Congratulation to the winners for their outstanding wins!
Gold Medal winners:
Brew Hub from Lakeland, Rome City IPA, in the Session India Pale Ale Category
Brew Hub also won Gold with their Three Tun, in the Special Bitter Category
Lauder Ale from Fort Lauderdale, C. Porter, in the Field Beer Category
Six Ten Brewing from Tampa, with Mischievous Black, in the Dark Lager category
Silver Medal Winners:
Pinellas Ale Works, from Saint Petersburg, with Milk Bone in the Sweet Stout or Cream Stout Category
Funky Buddha from Fort Lauderdale, with No Crusts in the Field Beer category
Big Top Brewing from Sarasota, with Ringmaster Raspberry Berliner, in the Berliner-Weiss Category
Walking Tree Brewery from Vero Beach with Duke Sniders Imperial Stout, in the Imperial Stout Category