Texas Craft Breweries Take Home 10 Medals at GABF

Great American Beer Festival medals
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Congratulations to the ten Texas breweries who brought home medals in the 2020 Great American Beer Festival Competition.

“This year’s GABF competition may have looked a little different, but the beers entered into the competition were as impressive and innovative as ever,” said Chris Swersey, competition manager, Great American Beer Festival. “This has arguably been one of the most challenging years breweries have ever faced, so we hope these awards serve as a symbol not only of brewing excellence but also the resiliency of the craft brewing community as a whole.” 

For more information about the competition, as well as the complete list of medal winners, visit the Great American Beer Festival website.

Texas Medal Winners

Category 7: Herb and Spice Beer – 99 Entries
Gold: Allergeez, Panther Island Brewing, Fort Worth, TX

Category 13: Honey Beer – 72 Entries
Gold: Honey Please, Armadillo Ale Works, Denton, TX

Category 19: Historical Beer – 28 Entries
Bronze: Fr. Bernard’s Grodziskie, New Magnolia Brewing Co., Houston, TX

Category 29: Wood- and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer – 54 Entries
Bronze: Freedom 7, True Anomaly Brewing Co., Houston, TX

Category 35: American Pilsener – 120 Entries
Silver: Imagine a World with Beer Cellars Instead of 401ks, Freetail Brewing Co., San Antonio, TX

Category 44: German-Style Maerzen – 142 Entries
Silver: White Rocktoberfest, White Rock Alehouse & Brewery, Dallas, TX

Category 64: Extra Special Bitter – 56 Entries
Gold: Wicket Awesome, Eureka Heights Brew Co., Houston, TX

Category 80: Belgian-Style Strong Specialty Ale – 103 Entries
Gold: Cosmic Sloth, Pinthouse Pizza – South Lamar, Austin, TX

Category 81: Belgian-Style Abbey Ale – 106 Entries
Bronze: Lux Mundi, Save The World Brewing Co., Marble Falls, TX

Category 87: Oatmeal Stout – 52 Entries
Gold: Settlers’ Oatmeal Stout, Vallensons’ Brewing Co., Pearland, TX

GABF Competition Statistics

  • 34th edition of the GABF competition  
  • 8,806 beers judged 
  • 1,720 breweries in the competition from all 50 states plus Washington, D.C. 
  • 115 judges from 21 states 
  • Average number of competition beers entered in each category: 97 
  • Category with the highest number of entries: Juicy or Hazy India Pale Ale (377) 
  • 272 total medals awarded  
  • 240 medal-winning breweries  
  • 337 first-time GABF entrants 
  • 19 first-time GABF winners 

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