The 2014 Great American Beer Festival is a wrap and four Utah breweries are bringing home some new hardware for their trophy case.
Utah Brewers Cooperative won a Gold Medal for Squatters Hell’s Keep in the Belgian Style Strong Specialty Ale category; Uinta Brewing won a Silver Medal for Cutthroat in the Ordinary or Special Bitter Category; Wasatch Brewery won a Bronze Medal for their Apricot Hefeweizen in the Fruit Wheat Beer category; Moab Brewery won a Bronze Medal for Rocket Bike Lager in the American Style Amber Lager Category; and Red Rock Brewing Co.’s very own Paardebloem was awarded the Silver Medal in the Experimental Beer category.
Red Rock’s Paardebloem has now won seven competitive medals, including the Gold Award at the World Beer Cup in 2014.
The Great American Beer Festival hand-picked 222 beer experts from 10 countries to evaluate 5,507 entries from around the world. The judges sit together in small groups and, without knowing the brand name, taste beers in each specified style category. The ultimate goal of the Great American Beer Festival Judge Panel is to identify the three beers that best represent each beer-style category as described and adopted by the Great American Beer Festival.
A list of all 2014 Great American Beer Festival winners can be found here: GABF Winners