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Denver Beer Co. Wins 5th Gold Medal at the 2019 Great American Beer Festival®

November 7, 2019

Amburana Dream recognized for brewing excellence at world’s largest commercial beer competition

Denver, Colo. (October 8, 2019) — Denver Beer Co. was awarded a gold medal at the 2019 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition, the world’s largest commercial beer competition. The GABF, presented by the Brewers Association, recognizes the most outstanding beers produced in the United States. Gold, silver and bronze medals were awarded on October 5 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, in 107 beer categories covering 174 different beer styles (including all subcategories), establishing the best examples of each style in the country. 

Denver Beer Co. was recognized in the wood and barrel aged beer-style category for its Amburana Dream, an imperial porter aged on Amburana wood from Brazil. Denver Beer Co. has taken home a total of 7 medals from GABF since opening in 2011, including  a bronze for Graham Cracker Porter in 2011, bronze for King Ink in 2015, gold for Drama Queen in 2016, a gold for Just Another Pretty Face in 2017, and gold medals for both Graham Cracker Porter and Barrel Aged Japance Off in 2018.

“It is an honor to be recognized with a gold medal for a fourth year in a row in the barrel-aged category,” stated head brewer Jason Buehler. “This medal is truly representative of the hard work and dedication of the entire Denver Beer Co. team.”

In the 33rd edition of the GABF competition, 9,497 entries were submitted to the general competition, along with 113 Pro-Am and 70 Collaboration entries. The beer was made by 2,295 breweries from across the nation, with entries from all 50 states plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Judging took place over the course of three days, with an international panel of 322 judges from 18 countries. 

“This year’s GABF competition was the largest and most competitive to date,” said Chris Swersey, competition manager, Great American Beer Festival. “The beers and talent were as impressive as ever, and I’m thrilled to congratulate this year’s winners for their achievements in brewing.”

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Independently owned and operated, Denver Beer Co. is founded on the core belief that beer is serious fun. Using locally sourced grain and the finest ingredients available, traditional methods and innovative spirit, our team creates craft beer that is approachable, fun, damn delicious and consistently wins awards to prove it.  We believe in environmental stewardship and our corporate responsibility to operate sustainably which is why we produce our beer using 100% clean solar power. We believe in creating and supporting an accepting community where good beer can be enjoyed with friends and neighbors, loved ones and strangers. 

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