WA Breweries at GABF: Port Townsend, Pyramid and Naked City

September 27th, 2011 · No Comments · Washington Breweries

On September 29, the 30th annual Great American Beer Festival will kick off in Denver, CO. Around 49,000 attendees are expected (it sold out in a week) and 465 breweries will be on hand to pour more than 2,400 beers. If you haven’t been, the festival is a must at some point in your life for anyone who calls themselves a beer drinker. There are two parts to the festival: the country’s most-respected private judging and awards recognition for beer, and then the festival for the public.

Of the 465 breweries on hand, 28 of them will be representing Washington. As a preview for those going and as a guide to who might be up for awards this year, I’ll be posting as much GABF beer info as I can get from WA breweries before the event.

Naked City Brewing
For the competition and for pouring:
Yankee Drifter
Double Header Oak Aged Imperial IPA
Black Maria CDA
Life in a Northern Town Brown Pro-Am

We are also sending Hoptrocity for the Alpha King Challenge and we entered Podunk IPA in the Brain of Brewers Competition sponsored by Lallemand Yeast. The awards ceremony for Brain of Brewers takes place on Friday the 30th.

Port Townsend Brewing
For pouring and competition:
Hop Diggidy IPA
Yoda’s Green Tea Gold

For competition only:
Bourbon Barrel Mabel’s Best Imperial Stout

Pyramid Breweries
Pouring and for competition:
Barrel-Aged Snow Cap
Discord Dark IPA
Outburst Imperial IPA
Apricot Ale

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