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2018 Great American Beer Festival Winners, Our Beers of the Week!

Stereo’s brewer Tina Thompson with her hardware at GABF 2018 – Photo courtesy Stereo Brewing

While the city of Denver is filled with over 60,000 beer lovers attending the Great American Beer Festival, an underground ballroom at a lower downtown hotel is jammed with 293 beer judges working their way through 8,864 beers in 102 categories. The newest style that was added saw the largest number of entries: 391 Hazy IPA’s overall.

Orange County and Long Beach doubled their medals from last year, a sign that we’re not only spoiled with world-class beer, its a sign that the scene is getting the attention it deserves. Here are the winners and notes for each.

Bronze: (repeat winner*)



Notable: TAPS Fish House & Brewery Corona won silver for their Irish Red Ale, a beer that now has four GABF medals!

What are you waiting for? Go out there and sample some award-winning #ocbeer!