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Colorado Brewers Won 38 Medals at the 2016 Great American Beer Festival

Who took home the gold from biggest beer fest in the world?

Candace Woo

In 1982, only 20 breweries poured their craft suds for the very first Great American Beer Festival. Today, a ticket to the annual celebration sells out in just more than an hour, bringing nearly 60,000 attendees to the Colorado Convention Center for the three-day affair. The Boulder-based Brewer's Association handed out gold, silver and bronze medals in 96 beer categories, covering 161 different beer styles. In total 286 medals were presented, chosen from 7,227 competition entries from 1,752 different breweries.

Colorado brewers won 38 medals – including 13 gold – spread among 34 breweries, largely up-and-coming breweries. Here's a list of the local gold medal winners:

You can find a complete list of the winners here.

El Rancho Brewing Company

29260 U.S. 40, , CO 80439 (303) 670-2739 Visit Website

Denver Beer Co

1695 Platte Street, , CO 80202 (303) 433-2739 Visit Website

The Post Brewing Company

105 W Emma St, Lafayette, CO 80026 (303) 593-2066 Visit Website

Cannonball Creek Brewing Company

393 Washington Avenue, , CO 80403 (303) 278-0111 Visit Website

Copper Kettle Brewing Company

1338 South Valentia Street, , CO 80247 (720) 443-2522 Visit Website

Echo Brewing Company

5969 Iris Parkway, , CO 80530 (720) 445-5969 Visit Website

4 Noses Brewing Company

8855 West 116th Circle, , CO 80021 (720) 460-2797 Visit Website

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