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The Los Angeles Brewery Medal Winners from the 2017 GABF Awards


The winners of the 2017 Great American Beer Festival‘s annual beer competition were announced this morning and we’re stoked that seven (technically six) awesome Los Angeles breweries are taking home medals this year!

The GABF competition is put on by the Brewer’s Association and is one of the most competitive and highly acclaimed of all the the beer competitions in the United States. As a brewery, being recognized for your beer at this level is a great honor and is no easy feat. This year saw 7,923 different beers brewed by 2,217 different breweries being judged across 98 different categories. No walk in the park! Here’s the list of LA brewery winners:


American-Style Black Ale: Hoppa Emeritus by Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach


German-Style Koelsch: Seafarer by Three Weavers Brewing Co in Inglewood

Australian-Style or International-Style Pale Ale: Pure Intention Pale Ale by HopSaint Brewing Co in Torrance

Munich-Style Helles: Solar by Sanctum Brewing Co in Pomona


Chili Beer: Dia de los Mangos by Beachwood Blendery in Long Beach

English-Style India Pale Ale: Jacaranda Rye IPA by Claremont Craft Ales in Claremont

Field Beer: Spa Water Saison by Ohana Brewing Co in DTLA
Congratulations to all the winners and participating breweries. While winning a medal at GABF is a great accomplishment, it is by no means a prerequisite for brewing great beer. So while you’re out there drinking some of these 2017 GABF award-winning beers, you should also be purchasing beers from the dozens of other LA breweries out there as well.

Special congrats to some of our LA neighbors that brought home awards as well:

Belgian-Style Fruit Beer: Blood Orange Wit by Refuge Brewery in Temecula

Belgian-Style Lambic or Sour Ale: El Sur by Casa Agria Specialty Ales in Oxnard

Berliner-Style Weisse: Kalliope by Captain Fatty’s in Goleta

Oatmeal Stout: Wall of Sound by Stereo Brewing Co. in Placentia


American-Style Fruit Beer: The Mesa by Cismontane Brewing Co. in Santa Ana

Bohemian-Style Pilsener: Bohemian Pilsener by TAPS Fish House and Brewery in Corona

English-Style India Pale Ale: Hoppy Poppy IPA by Figueroa Mountain Brewing in Buellton

Rye Beer: Nighthawk Rye Pale Ale by Packinghouse Brewing Co. in Riverside

Wood- and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer: Train to Beersel by Bruery Terreux in Anaheim

Brown Porter: Pinch Hit Porter by Stadium Pizza Main St. in Lake Elsinore


American-Style Cream Ale: Artifexican by Artifex Brewing Co. in San Clemente

American-Style Wheat Beer with Yeast: Wrangler Wheat by Figueroa Mountain Brewing in Santa Barbara

Irish-Style Red Ale: Riley’s Irish Red by Packinghouse Brewing Co. in Riverside



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