GABF Results – 2011

Great American Beer FestivalThe Great American Beer Festival was held in Denver, Colorado last week. A significant festival component is the commercial beer competition, where breweries submit their beers for review by a professional panel. The results are in, and Bend was once again well-represented.

This year’s competition saw an 11% increase in number of entries. 3,930 beers were entered from 526 breweries hailing from 48 states plus Puerto Rico … all vying for 248 medals. In short, the competition was stiff, but our local Bend breweries once-again did the home town proud.

Silver Moon Brewing
Gold: Dark Side Stout [Foreign-Style Stout]
Bronze: Legacy Lager [American-Style or International-Style Pilsener]

Bend Brewing Co.
Bronze: Ching Ching [American-Style Sour Ale]

Deschutes Brewery
Gold: Bourbon Murder [Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Stout]
Bronze: Down ‘n’ Dirty IPA [English-Style India Pale Ale]
Bronze: Pinot Jubel [Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer]