Oct 1st 2011 in Denver, CO was the awards ceremony for the 30th anniversary GABF. SweetWater has had some great success in the past at this “Super Bowl of Craft Brewing”, winning the Small Brewery of the Year award and 8 individual medals for our brews. This year was our biggest haul since that SBOY award back in 2002 with 2 new medals coming home to add to the brewery wall
- Sch’Wheat took home the Gold in the American Style Wheat category
- Crank Tank Rye’d Ale took home a bronze in the Rye Ale or Lager category
According to the Brewers Association (huge thanks to them for all the hard work putting this festival on ever year) over 500 breweries entered almost 4000 beers this year in 83 categories, this was the biggest Great American Beer Festival ever.
check out our head brewer, Nick Nock, talking with WXIA Atlanta’s Jeff Hullinger about the beers, the fest, and the awards