Here’s How Ohio Breweries Fared At The 2017 GABF Competition

Another Great American Beer Festival has come to a close. This year, Ohio had nine winners that took home medals ranging from bronze to gold.

GABF 2017 had over 8,100 entries from 2,290 breweries. Awards were given out in 98 categories that represented 160 different beer styles. Out of the nine Ohio beers that won awards, just one was Columbus based.

BrewDog took home the bronze medal for their signature American style fruit-beer, Elvis Juice.

Of the nine award-winning beers, four achieved the highest honor at the festival: the gold medal. From Cincinnati to Cleveland, with beers ranging from wheat beers to strong ales and black IPAs to lagers, here are the winners.

Spring Gruit

via The BottleHouse Facebook

Brewery: The BottleHouse Brewery and Meadery
City: Cleveland
Category: Historical Beer
Award: Bronze

There is No Quad

via The BottleHouse Brewing Company

Brewery: The BottleHouse Brewery and Meadery
City: Cleveland
Category: Aged Beer
Award: Bronze


via Taft’s Ale House Facebook

Brewery: Taft’s Ale House
City: Cincinnati
Category: Vienna Style Lager
Award: Gold

Midwest Red IPA

via Masthead Brewing

Brewery: Masthead Brewing Co.
City: Cleveland
Category: Double Red Ale
Award: Bronze

Elvis Juice

via BrewDog

Brewery: BrewDog Brewing Co.
City: Canal Winchester
Category: American Style fruit beer
Award: Bronze

Hold the Reins

via Brink Brewing Co.

Brewery: Brink Brewing Co.
City: Cincinnati
Category: English Style Mid Ale
Award: Gold

Midnight Moonlight

via Fat Head’s Facebook

Brewery: Fat Head’s Brewery
City: Middleburg Heights
Category: American Style Black Ale
Award: Bronze


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Brewery: Fat Head’s Brewery & Saloon
City: North Olmsted
Category: German Style Wheat Ale
Award: Gold

10&2 Barleywine

via Fifty West Brewing Company Facebook

Brewery: Fifty West Brewing Co.
City: Cincinnati
Category: Old Ale or Strong Ale
Award: Gold

Congratulations to all of the winners. Remember Ohio, Drink beer made here!


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