There was an impressive 3,930 beers entered in the beer judging competition at the 2011 Great American Beer Festival, a 11% increase over last year. A total of 248 medals were awarded, included 4 for the following Texas breweries:
Uberbrau - Humperdink's Restaurant and Brewery, Dallas
Gold - American Style Amber Lager
Peacemaker - Austin Beerworks, Austin
Silver - English Style Summer Ale
Bottle Rocket Lager - Uncle Billy's Brew & Que, Lake Travis
Silver - Kellerbier or Zwickelbier
Barton Kriek - North by Northwest, Austin
Bronze - Belgian Style Lambic or Sour Ale
The full list of all medals is available here.
Its great to see Texas breweries continue to take medals from the GABF, particularly the brand new startup Austin Beerworks. Hopefully we'll also continue to see increased participation as more new breweries open their doors and begin producing.
This was also the first year that the Texas Brewers Guild had a booth at the GABF, bringing even more attention to the great craft beer scene "brewing" down in the Lone Star State.