CALIFORNIA BREWERIES RECEIVE 60 MEDALS AT 2021 GREAT AMERICAN BEER FESTIVAL, MORE THAN ANY OTHER STATE

The Great American Beer Festival awards ceremony, the world’s largest commercial beer competition, took place at the Bellco Theatre in Denver on Friday, September 10 during the Craft Brewers Conference®.  A total of 170 judges evaluated 9,680 entries from 2,192 breweries from all 50 states plus Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico.  The Brewers Association awarded 290 medals to 265 breweries across the country during the 2021 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) awards ceremony in the largest competition to date.

California took home the most impressive haul with a total of 60 medals awarded.

You can find the full list of 2021 GABF award winners here.

Congratulations to the CCBA Member medal winners below!

  • Almanac Beer Co.
  • Arts District Brewing Co.
  • Barebottle Brewing Co.
  • Beachwood Blendery
  • Bearded Tang Brewing
  • Belching Beaver Brewery – Tavern & Grill
  • Berryessa Brewing Co.
  • Claremont Craft Ales
  • Coronado Brewing Co. – Production Facility
  • Corralitos Brewing Co.
  • Deft Brewing
  • Eel River Brewing Co.
  • Eppig Brewing
  • Escape Craft Brewery
  • Fall River Brewing Co.
  • Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
  • Ghost Town Brewing
  • HenHouse Brewing Co.
  • Highland Park Brewery – Chinatown
  • Hop Dogma Brewing Co.
  • Karl Strauss Brewing Co. – Anaheim
  • Kilowatt Brewing
  • Liquid Gravity Brewing Co.
  • Mission Brewery
  • Morgan Territory Brewing
  • Mountain Rambler Brewery
  • North Park Beer Co.
  • Original Pattern Brewing Co.
  • Radiant Beer Co.
  • Redwood Curtain Brewing Co.
  • Riip Beer Co.
  • Rouleur Brewing Co.
  • Seismic Brewing Co.
  • Stereo Brewing Co.
  • Strike Brewing Co.
  • Sudwerk Brewing Co.
  • TapRoom Beer Co.
  • The Bruery
  • The Rare Barrel
  • Third Street Aleworks
  • Third Window Brewing Co.
  • Two Roots Brewing Co.
  • Unsung Brewing Co. – Taproom
  • WestBrew
  • Wild Barrel Brewing Co.
  • Wild Fields Brewhouse

The 2021 Champion Breweries are:

0–250 Barrels Brewery and Brewer of the Year:
Radiant Beer Co. Anaheim, CA
Andrew Bell & Radiant Beer Co Team

5,001–15,000 Barrels Brewery and Brewer of the Year
Sudwerk Brewing Co. Davis, CA
Team Sudwerk