Congratulations to 2015 GABF winners

Avery and Bootstrap win Silver

by Martin Mapes

The 2015 Great American Beer Festival took place last weekend, and the winners have been announced.

Colorado makes a great showing with 36 winners. Only California scored more medals, with 67 (1.86 times as many). Then again, California has more than 7 times as many people, so per capita, we've outscored them. It shows once again that Colorado is an amazing place to be if you love craft beer.

A big congratulations go to the two winners situated on the Boulder Ale Trail.

The GABF silver can be found on the Boulder Ale Trail

Avery Brewing won a silver medal in the Belgian-Style Witbier category for White Rascal. (Only Allagash White topped them, and there's no shame being second to Allagash.)

Bootstrap Brewing also won a silver medal. Theirs is in the Imperial Red Ale category for Wreak Havoc. (Gold went to Founders Brewing; no shame in being second to them, either.)

At the time of writing, both breweries are serving up their winners in their tap rooms.

Naturally, we think you should get out on your bike or on your feet and toast them with a glass of liquid silver.

There were also some winners near the Boulder Ale Trail.

Left Hand is just a bit north of the end of the Boulder Ale Trail in Longmont. You could join them in celebrating two bronzes (Black Jack Porter, Sawtooth Ale) and a gold (Fade to Black, Volume 1).

FATE Brewing is a bit south of the other end of the Boulder Ale Trail in Boulder. FATE and and Ryan Lotter won a Bronze for their Citra IPA in the Pro-Am category.

* Okay, we admit it. There are segments of the trail where there are cars. See the Route Overview page for more details.