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7 Minnesota breweries take home coveted medals at the Great American Beer Festival

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Seven Minnesota craft breweries brought home coveted medals from the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) this weekend.

“These honors reinforce that Minnesota brewers create exceptional craft beers,” Dan Schwarz, president of the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild, said, according to Minnesota Beer Activists. “We are proud of our Guild members for representing the strong state of craft beer in Minnesota at this prestigious competition.”

The GABF, put on by the Brewers Association, not only features the largest collection of U.S. beer ever served at a public tasting, but it is also the largest beer competition in the world.

Breweries from around the country enter their beers, which are judged by industry professionals from around the world. Without knowing the brewery, the judges name the three best beers in each of the 92 beer-style categories.

Judges rated more than 6,500 beers from more than 1,500 breweries, with 242 breweries taking home one or more of the 275 professional medals, GABF says.

Seven different Minnesota breweries brought home awards, including five silver and two bronze medals:

  • August Schell Brewing Company, located in New Ulm, won the bronze in the Vienna-style lager category for its Firebrick beer.
  • Bemidji Brewing Co.'s Double Porter took home the silver in the Baltic-style porter category.
  • Bent Paddle Brewing Co., located in Duluth, took home the silver for its 14º ESB. (Last year, it won the bronze.)
  • Fitger's Brewhouse, also located in Duluth, took home the silver for its Procrastinator Doppelbock in the German-style doppelbock category.
  • Fulton Brewery, located in Minneapolis, brought home the bronze for its Lonely Blonde in the English-style summer ale category.
  • Mankato Brewery's Pumpkin Grinder won the silver medal in the pumpkin beer category. (This category had no gold-medal winner – the only medal that wasn't awarded this year, The Growler says.)
  • Steel Toe Brewing, located in St. Louis Park, brought home the silver for its Size 4 in the session IPA category.

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