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Texas Brewers Take Home 21 GABF Medals

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Congratulations to the Texas breweries who brought home 21 medals in the 2022 Great American Beer Festival Competition.

On October 8 the Brewers Association awarded 300 medals to 268 breweries across the country during the 2022 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) awards ceremony in Denver, Colorado.

“Each year the Great American Beer Festival showcases the best that American brewers have to offer,” said Chris Williams, competition director, Great American Beer Festival. “With 9,904 entries, this year’s competition was the most competitive to date. Congratulations to all the winners who truly demonstrated why the U.S. is the best brewing nation in the world.”

In the most competitive year of the competition to date, Texas breweries brought home a total of 21 medals, tying the state’s all-time record from 2017.

Texas Medal Winners

MedalBeer NameBreweryCategory
GoldSonideroWindmillsAmerican Amber Lager
BronzeRaspberry FieldsMaple Branch Craft BreweryAmerican Fruit Beer
SilverSecret BeachMeanwhile Brewing Co.American-Style Strong Pale Ale
BronzeAtrial RubiciteJester King BreweryBelgian Fruit Beer
SilverDevour Imperial Milk Stout: Mexican Chocolate3 Nations Brewing Co.Chocolate Beer
SilverBitter SoulMad Pecker Brewing Co.Extra Special Bitter
BronzeFresh Hop Training BinesPinthouse Pizza NorthFresh Hop Beer
BronzeRoad Devil AmberPecan Street BrewingGerman-Style Altbier
GoldIndustryThe Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co.German-Style Pilsener
GoldFiremans #4Real Ale Brewing Co.Golden or Blonde Ale
GoldBlack PearlLazarus Brewing Co.Herb and Spice Beer
SilverThe BeeginningThe Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co.Honey Beer
Category Sponsor: National Honey Board
BronzeBowie BockFreetail Brewing Co.International Dark Lager
GoldAlright, Alright, AlrightRoadmap Brewing Co.International-Style Pilsener
Category Sponsor: John I. Haas, Inc.
SilverIPO IPAWhite Rock Alehouse & BreweryJuicy or Hazy India Pale Ale
Category Sponsor: Antigo Zeon
SilverHeights Light LagerNew Magnolia Brewing Co.Light Lager
GoldAltstadt LagerAltstadt BreweryMunich-Style Helles
Category Sponsor: Wyeast Laboratories
BronzeNada IPACommunity Beer Co.Non-Alcohol Beer
BronzeFirst of His NameEdgewise Eight BrewingRobust Porter
GoldPecan Street Rye LagerPecan Street BrewingRye Beers
BronzeHell Raiser Bourbon Barrel BrownOld 290 BreweryWood- and Barrel-Aged Beer

GABF Competition Statistics

  • 36th edition of the GABF competition
  • 9,904 beers judged
  • 177 beer styles
  • 2,154 breweries in the competition from all 50 states plus Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico
  • 235 judges
  • 310 volunteers
  • Average number of competition beers entered in each category: 99
  • Category with the highest number of entries: American Style India Pale Ale (423 entries)
  • 300 total medals awarded, including 3 Pro-Am and 3 Collaboration medals
  • 268 medal-winning breweries
  • 301 first-time GABF entrants
  • 18 first-time GABF winners

For more information about the competition, as well as the complete list of medal winners, visit the Great American Beer Festival website.