In October, six of Live Oak Bank’s craft brewery customers earned medals for their extraordinary craft beers at the 2017 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) in Denver, Colorado. GABF hosted by the Brewers Association (BA) and is the marquee event for brewers around the country to showcase their innovative and creative brews.
Hosted at the Colorado Convention Center, breweries received gold, silver or bronze medals for beers covering 98 categories and 161 unique styles. This event, by far, features the best of the best in each style from all over America. This year, there were nearly 8,000 entries from approximately 2,200 craft breweries. Judging took place over a 3-day period during six sessions including 276 various craft beer experts.
Live Oak is proud to partner with these six amazing breweries that medaled in at least one category at GABF. Keep brewing incredible beer!
2017 Brewery of the Year
Gold: Hubert MPA, American-Style Stout, 2017
Gold: Wet Hop Melvin, Fresh or Wet Hop Ale, 2017
|Second Chance Beer Co.
San Diego, CA
Gold: Tabula Rasa Toasted Porter, Robust Porter, 2017
Silver: Legally Red, American-Style Amber/Red Ale, 2017
Gold: Cholo Stout, American-Style Stout, 2017
Bronze: Pilsner, Kellerbier or Zwickelbier, 2017
|Three Weavers Brewing Co.
Silver: Seafarer, German-Style Koelsch, 2017
|Big Bend Brewing Co.
Bronze: Barrel-Aged Marfa
Light, Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Stout, 2017
|Mother Earth Brew Co.
Bronze: Fresh As It Gets, Fresh or Wet Hop Ale, 2017