Great American Beer Festival 2007 Winners

We’re all winners since we get to taste the end result of our beloved craft beer makers toiling away to give us the greatest beer in America. But, since that’s a cop out (I’m looking at you Time magazine…), here’s the real winners:

2007 Brewery and Brewer of the Year Awards:

Large Brewing Company and Large Brewing Company Brewer of the Year
Pabst Brewing Company, Woodridge, IL
Bob Newman

Mid-Size Brewing Company and Mid-Size Brewing Company Brewer of the Year
Sponsored by Crosby & Baker Ltd.
Firestone Walker Brewing Company, Paso Robles, CA
Matthew Brynildson

Small Brewing Company and Small Brewing Company Brewer of the Year
Sponsored by Microstar Keg Management
Port Brewing & The Lost Abbey, San Marcos, CA
Tomme Arthur

Large Brewpub and Large Brewpub Brewer of the Year
Sponsored by Brewers Supply Group
Redrock Brewing Company, Salt Lake City, UT
Kevin Templin

Small Brewpub and Small Brewpub Brewer of the Year
Sponsored by Briess Malt & Ingredients Co.
Montana Brewing Company, Billings, MT
Travis Zeilstra

2007 Great American Beer Festival Pro-Am Beer Competition – 48 Entries
Sponsored by Briess Malt & Ingredients Co. and Hopunion CBS LLC

Gold: English Style India Pale Ale, Allentown/Bethlehem Brew Works, Allentown, PA
Beau Badem & AHA Member Chris Bowen

Silver: Kentucky Weissbier, Alltech’s Lexington Brewing Co., Lexington, KY
Brewery Team & AHA Member Bill Caldwell

Bronze: Sculpin IPA, Ballast Point Brewing Co., San Diego, CA
Ballast Point Brewers & AHA Member Doug Duffield

Congrats to the winners as well as all the entries that didn’t make the list. Keep on brewin’. You can use the search to check out your local winners, winners by category, and much more (I don’t really know if there is much more since I’m just being lazy and needed a third item for my list here).

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