On Sept. 26, 2015, the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) awarded 275 professional medals to 242 craft breweries representing small and independent breweries throughout the United States. This year, more than 700 breweries competed, with 423 entering for the first time. Of those first-time entrants, 38 took home medals to their breweries.
New York entered 20 breweries into the competition this year, with five taking home GABF medals.
2015 GABF New York winners:
Grimm Artisanal Ales of Brooklyn, N.Y. for their Double Negative
Category: Imperial Stout
Great South Bay Brewery of Bay Shore, N.Y. for their Hog Cabin
Category: Specialty Beer
& Muscat Love, a recipe created by American Homebrewers Association member, Brian Giebel brewed in collaboration with the Great South Bay team
Category: GABF Pro-Am competition
Prison City Brewing of Auburn, N.Y. for their Bleek Worden
Category: Belgian-Style Blonde Ale or Pale Ale
Newburgh Brewing Co. of Newburgh, N.Y. for their Cream Ale
Category: English-Style Summer Ale
Crossroads Brewing Co. of Athens, N.Y. for their Black Rock Stout
Category: Export Stout