GABF Gold medal is among the most coveted in the brewing world
Denton, TX • October 4, 2014— Armadillo Ale Works™ claimed a gold medal at the 2014 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition. Presented by the Brewers Association, GABF is the largest national beer competition that recognizes the most outstanding beers produced in the United States. The top three winners in the competition’s 90 beer-style categories were announced October 4 at the Great American Beer Festival awards ceremony held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado.
Armadillo Ale Works™ was recognized in the Imperial Stout beer-style category for its Quakertown Stout™, an imperial stout brewed with oats and maple syrup and named for the historical Quakertown Park in Denton, TX. Armadillo Ale Works™ is currently brewed under license at Deep Ellum Brewing Company, located in Dallas, TX. Armadillo Ale Works™ plans to open its own production facility in Denton in 2015.
The 2014 GABF competition winners were selected by an international panel of 222 expert judges from the record number of 5,507 entries, plus 89 Pro-Am entries, received from 1,309 U.S. breweries.
“Once again the Great American Beer Festival brings the best of the best together in one place,” said Chris Swersey, competition manager. “At a time when American brewers offer so much variety, it’s a true honor to be recognized as one of the finest. Our greatest gratitude to the winners and all entrants whose innovative and outstanding beers help make this such an esteemed competition.”
For more GABF competition information, including the 2014 winners list and photos, visit GreatAmericanBeerFestival.com.