Tuesday, October 7, 2014

DC and DelMarVa at GABF 2014

I am happy to pass along the results local brewers achieved at the recent annual Denver Bacchanalia known as the Great American Beer Festival. 

My definition of local includes the area inside a 100 mile diameter circle centered on the US Capitol. This includes all of DC plus parts of Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia. 

My definition of Bacchanalia is 3 days, 5,507 beers from 1,309 breweries hailing from 50 states plus Washington, D.C. in 145 different beer styles--all at a mile high altitude.

Read more (a lot more) here: GABF 2014 

Local Medal Count 

District:  1 
Delaware:  3
Maryland:  5
Virginia:   7

TOTAL:  16 

Beer Name Brewery State Category
Rauchbier Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant - Annapolis MD Smoke Beer
Raspberry Stout Hardywood Park Craft Brewery VA American-Style Fruit Beer
Schwartz Bier Devils Backbone Brewing Co. - Outpost VA German-Style Schwarzbier

The Citizen DC Brau Brewing Co. DC Belgian- and French-Style Ale
Bedotter Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant - Newark DE Belgian-Style Tripel
Choc Lobster Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats DE Indigenous/Regional Beer
Spiced Harvest Old Dominion Brewing Co. DE Pumpkin Beer
Belgian IPA Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant - Rockville MD American-Belgo-Style Ale
Old Pro Gose Union Craft Brewing MD German-Style Sour Ale
Amber Waves Ale Capitol City Brewing Co. VA American-Style Amber/Red Ale
Old Virginia Dark Devils Backbone Brewing Co. - Outpost VA American-Style Dark Lager
Turbo Cougar Devils Backbone Brewing Co. - Outpost VA Bock

Sweet Baby Jesus! DuClaw Brewing Co. MD Chocolate Beer
Gold Heavy Seas Beer MD Golden or Blonde Ale
Alt Bier Devils Backbone Brewing Co. - Basecamp VA German-Style Altbier
"Hydraulion" Red Three Notch'd Brewing Co. VA Irish-Style Red Ale