Michigan breweries took home nine medals including one gold from the 32nd annual Great American Beer Festival last weekend in Denver.
Grand Rapids-based Mitten Brewing Company won gold for its West Coast Swing Amber in the American-Style Amber/Red Ale category. Founders Brewing Company from Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor-based Wolverine State Brewing Company each won two medals. Founders won a silver for its Breakfast Stout and Porter. Wolverine State, a lager-only brewery, won for its NZ Pils in the American-Style Pilsner category and a bronze for its Raucher in the Smoke Beer category.
Unlike in previous years, the rest of the medals were fairly evenly distributed between west Michigan and southeast Michigan breweries. Here are the rest of the Michigan medalists:
- Royal Oak’s Bastone Brewery took home a silver for the Kung Fu Smurf in the Belgian-Style Dubbel or Quadrupel category.
- Bell’s Eccentric Cafe in Kalamazoo won silver in the Double Hoppy Red Ale category for the Midwest Red IPA.
- Grand Rapids-based Thornapple Brewing won silver for My Brown Eyed Girl in the English-Style Brown Ale category.
- Brew Detroit took bronze for Cerveza Delray in the International-Style Pilsner category.
And in case you were wondering, because the U.S. is crazy about super-hoppy beer, the gold medal in the American-style India Pale Ale category went to Pennsylvania’s Root Down Brewing Company for its Bine IPA.