NC Breweries CRUSH the GABF 2017 Awards

This past weekend was the Great American Beer Festival in Denver. This is the big festival breweries around the country strive to attend either as guests to scout out beers from around the country, pour their beer for others to try but most of all to participate in the big brewing competition. This is no small competition – there were over 7900 entries from over 2200 breweries in the country. This is the equivalent of the Olympics for brewers and taking home a medal here can launch a brewery beyond its expectations.

What does this mean to the craft beer drinker? Winners were judged by 276 beer experts from around the world. The competition was fierce with the amount of entries and the winning beers offers a higher level of quality and creativity.

Here’s is the list of GABF Medal-Winning Breweries:

Appalachian Mountain Brewery
163 Boone Creek Drive Boone, NC 28607
NCBeerBuzz –
GOLD MEDAL – Golden or Blonde Ale – Boone Creek Blonde

BearWaters Brewing
101 Park St, Canton, NC 28716
NCBeerBuzz –
BRONZE MEDAL – Belgian-Style Strong Specialty Ale – Smells Like Money

Bond Brothers Beer
202 E Cedar St Cary, NC 27511
NCBeerBuzz –
SILVER MEDAL -Disenchantment Blend #1 – American-Style Sour Ale

Currahee Brewing
100 Lakeside Drive, Franklin, NC 28734
NCBeerBuzz –
BRONZE MEDAL – Coffee Stout or Porter – Kawi

Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
4519 W Pine St, Farmville NC 27828
SILVER MEDAL – Scotch Ale – Duck-Rabbit Wee Heavy Scotch Style Ale

Foothills Brewing
638 W 4th St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
BRONZE MEDAL – Bohemian-Style Pilsener – Torch Pilsner

Hillman Beer
8 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville, NC 28803
NCBeerBuzz –
BRONZE MEDAL – Belgian-Style Dubbel or Quadrupel – Four Fat Baby

Lonerider Brewing
8816 Gulf Ct, Raleigh, NC 27617
BRONZE MEDAL – German-Style Doppelbock or Eisbock – Goldie’s Big Bock

Lynnwood Brewing Concern
1053 E Whitaker Mill Rd, Raleigh, NC 27604
NCBeerBuzz –
GOLD MEDAL – American-Belgo-Style Ale – Saison Du Bois
SILVER MEDAL  – American-Style Pale Ale – Mosaic Pale Ale

New Sarum Brewing
109 N. Lee Street, Salisbury NC 28144
NCBeerBuzz –
GOLD MEDAL – Herb and Spice Beer – Lemon Balm and Beets Wheat

The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
4150 Yancey Rd, Charlotte, NC 28217
The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, Charlotte
NCBeerBuzz –
BRONZE MEDAL – South German-Style Hefeweizen – Hornet’s Nest

Sycamore Brewing
2161 Hawkins St, Charlotte, NC 28203
NCBeerBuzz –
BRONZE MEDAL – American-Style Lager or Malt Liquor – Sun Grown Fresh Craft Lager
BRONZE MEDAL – Light Lager – Sun Grown

Wedge Brewing
37 Paynes Way, Suite 001 Asheville, NC 28801
NCBeerBuzz –
GOLD MEDAL – German-Style Maerzen – Asheville Lager

Want to check out these winning beers? Go to the brewery and experience their winning spirit! We recommend checking out our NC BREWERY MAP so you can plan a great NC Brewery trip! A lot of the beers are also available at your local bottle shop and supermarket.

There are past-year North Carolina Brewery GABF winners you can check out over the state, too!

As we always say, the best way to enjoy great NC craft beer is to EXPLORE!