Entrepreneurs / Small Business  October 10, 2016

Local breweries snare 15 medals at Great American Beer Festival

Craft breweries from the Boulder Valley and Northern Colorado took home 15 medals from the Great American Beer Festival over the weekend.

Echo Brewing, which has locations in Frederick and Erie, and Niwot-based Bootstrap Brewing won two medals each to pace the locals on craft beer’s biggest stage.

Medals were awarded in 96 categories in a ceremony at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. More than 1,750 breweries from across the United States entered 7,227 beers.

Echo grabbed a pair of golds, with its Frederick location winning for Kirby in the Golden or Blond Ale category and its Erie location winning for Tri-Town Brown in the English-Style Brown Ale category.

Bootstrap won gold for Stick’s Pale Ale in the American-Style Pale Ale category, which drew a whopping 157 entries. The brewery added bronze for Wreak Havoc in the Imperial Red Ale category.

The full list of local breweries bringing home hardware includes:

GOLD MEDALS

4 Noses Brewing Co., Broomfield, for Pump Action Imperial Pumpkin Ale in the Pumpkin Spice Beer category.

Echo Brewing Co., Frederick, for Kirby in the Golden or Blonde Ale category.

Bootstrap Brewing Co., Niwot, for Stick’s Pale Ale in the American-Style Pale Ale category.

Echo Brewing Cask and Barrel, Erie, for Tri-Town Brown in the English-Style Brown Ale category.

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse, Loveland, for Little Red Cap in the German-Style Altbier category.

The Post Brewing Co., Lafayette, for Achtertuin Seizoen Farmhouse Ale in the Classic Saison category.

SILVER MEDALS

Front Range Brewing Co., Lafayette, for Pine Ridge Dunkel in the European-Style Dark Lager/Munich-Style Dunkel category.

Upslope Brewing Co., Boulder, for Upslope Brown Ale in the American-Style Brown Ale category.

Black Bottle Brewery, Fort Collins, for PDA in the Belgian-Style Tripel category.

Left Hand Brewing Co., Longmont, for Fade to Black Volume 1 in the Export Stout category.

BRONZE MEDALS

BJ’s Restaurant and Brewery, Boulder, for Wild & Crazy Rye in the Historical Beer category.

Verboten Brewing, Loveland, for Little Nonsense in the Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Beer category.

Bootstrap Brewing Co., Niwot, for Wreak Havoc in the Imperial Red Ale category.

CooperSmith’s Pub & Brewing, Fort Collins, for Not Brown in the English-Style Brown Ale category.

12Degree Brewing, Louisville, for Treachery in the Belgian-Style Strong Specialty Ale category.

Craft breweries from the Boulder Valley and Northern Colorado took home 15 medals from the Great American Beer Festival over the weekend.

Echo Brewing, which has locations in Frederick and Erie, and Niwot-based Bootstrap Brewing won two medals each to pace the locals on craft beer’s biggest stage.

Medals were awarded in 96 categories in a ceremony at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. More than 1,750 breweries from across the United States entered 7,227 beers.

Echo grabbed a pair of golds, with its Frederick location winning for Kirby in the Golden or Blond Ale category and its Erie location winning for Tri-Town…

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