Left: Brewers of Melvin Brewing accepting Gold for Fresh or Wet Hop Ale Category at the 2016 GABF

Right: Jim Stinson of Rockyard American Grill & Brewing Co. holding his, back-to-back 2016 medal-winning, Warning Sign Imperial Bock Beer. Warning Sign won gold recently at the GABF and a silver at the WBC in Philly in May.

There are great breweries across the country brewing everything from traditional styles to innovative new beers. Sometimes it is a simple twist on a classic style, other times it is experimenting and accentuating notes that highlight a particular flavor in a beer. Once a year, these unique and outstanding beers are showcased at one of the industry’s most renowned events, the Great American Beer Festival (GABF). It is a place where brewers’ hard work and dedication are celebrated and a night where certain beers will outshine others. I certainly think that the hundreds of breweries and brewers who submitted thousands of beers all did a fantastic job, but I would like to take a moment and give a shout-out and congratulate a few folks in my Mountain Territory.


Melvin IPA |  Melvin Brewing  | Jackson, WY

Warning Sign | Rockyard American Grill & Brewing Co. | Castle Rock, CO

Dreamy Thing | Cerebral Brewing | Denver, CO

Mélange A Trois | Nebraska Brewing Co. | Papillion, NE

Responsibly | Nebraska Brewing Co. | Papillion, NE

St. James Irish Red Ale | Glenwood Canyon Brewing | Glenwood Springs, CO

Slam Dunkel | Steamworks Brewing Co. | Durango, CO

Backside Stout | Steamworks Brewing Co. | Durango, CO

Fade to Black, Volume 1 | Left Hand Brewing Co. | Longmont, CO


Apricot Hefeweizen | Wasatch Brewery | Salt Lake City, UT

Mexican Logger | SKA Brewing | Durango, CO