Two Montana breweries took home medals at last weekend’s Great American Beer Festival in Denver, with one claiming gold.
Montana Brewing Co. in Billings was awarded a gold medal for its MBC Wheat Ale in the American-Style Wheat Beer With Yeast category. Silver in that category went to Wrangler Wheat by Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. in Buellton, Calif., and bronze went to Tumblewheat by Altitude Chophouse and Brewery in Laramie, Wyo.
Red Lodge Ales received a bronze for Resurrection Doppelbock in the German-Style Doppelbock or Eisbock category. Gold went to Uber Bock by Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co. in Madison, Wis., and silver went to Double Bock by Samuel Adams Cincinnati Brewery in Ohio.
In total, 4,338 beers were entered from 666 breweries (not making that up) hailing from 48 states, D.C. and Guam. Medals were awarded to 254 beers in 84 categories.
Tap It Brewing IPA from Tap It Brewing in San Louis Obisbo, Calif., won gold in the most entered category, American-Style India Pale Ale. In the second most entered category, Imperial India Pale Ale, Thai Me Up Brewery in Jackson Hole, Wyo., took gold for its 2X4. Thai Me Up Brewery won three medals, including two golds. Overall, Wyoming breweries received eight medals.
Last year, three Montana breweries received medals: Carter’s Brewing a silver for Blackened CDA, Montana Brewing Co. a silver for White Eagle Baltic Porter and Kettlehouse Brewing Co. a bronze for Seeley Axe White.
To see a full list of winners, click here.
- Matt Pritchard