Live Oak Customers Win Big at the Great American Beer Festival

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!


Melvin brewing company Melvin Brewing

Alpine, WY

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 Second Chance Beer Co.

San Diego, CA

Gold: Tabula Rasa Toasted Porter, Robust Porter, 2017

Silver: Legally Red, American-Style Amber/Red Ale, 2017


marble brewery Marble Brewery

Albuquerque, NM

Gold: Cholo Stout, American-Style Stout, 2017

Bronze: Pilsner, Kellerbier or Zwickelbier, 2017


three weavers brewing co.


Three Weavers Brewing Co.

Inglewood, CA

Silver: Seafarer, German-Style Koelsch, 2017


big bend brewing co Big Bend Brewing Co.

Alpine, TX

Bronze: Barrel-Aged Marfa

Light, Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Stout, 2017


mother earth brew co Mother Earth Brew Co.

Nampa, ID

Bronze: Fresh As It Gets, Fresh or Wet Hop Ale, 2017