DENVER — Several Missouri breweries—including two in St. Louis—received national recognition over the weekend during the annual Great American Beer Festival.
The competition in Denver featured hundreds of breweries and thousands of beers. Industry professionals from all over the world then sit down in small groups and—without knowing the brand name—taste beers and pick the three best in each category. The judges then award gold, silver and bronze medals.
‘The Professional Judge Panel awards gold, silver or bronze medals that are recognized around the world as symbols of brewing excellence. These awards are among the most coveted in the industry and heralded by the winning brewers in their national advertising,’ the Great American Beer Festival website states.
Six Missouri breweries walked away with medals.
Beer name: Meersalz
Narrow Gauge Brewing Co., Florissant | German-style sour ale
Beer name: Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale
Boulevard Brewing Co., Kansas City | American-Belgo-style ale
Beer name: Bull Creek Brown Ale
Springfield Brewing Co., Springfield | American-style brown ale
Beer name: Sandy Dunes Saison
River Bluff Brewing, St. Joseph | Belgian-style pale strong ale
Beer name: Stand By
Rockwell Beer Co., St. Louis | Kellerbier or Zwickelbier
Beer name: Yeah Buoy IPL
Logboat Brewing Co., Columbia | Indian pale lager or Malt lager
Here’s how the Great American Beer Festival defined the awards:
Gold: A world-class beer that accurately exemplifies the specified style, displaying the proper balance of taste, aroma and appearance.
Silver: An excellent beer that may vary slightly from style parameters while maintaining close adherence to the style and displaying excellent taste, aroma and appearance.
Bronze: A fine example of the style that may vary slightly from style parameters and/or have minor deviations in taste, aroma or appearance.
To see the full list of 2019 award winners, click here.