GABF awards

Ten Wins for L.A. Brewers at 2023 Great American Beer Festival

Eight brewery members of the Los Angeles County Brewers Guild will be bringing home medals from the 2023 Great American Beer Festival in Colorado. Brewers flocked to Denver this week for the annual beer festival where the GABF Awards Ceremony was held. The L.A. County wins this year were spread amongst eight unique breweries including two double winners in Highland Park Brewery and Angel City Brewery.

Beachwood Brewing: Silver for Hoppa Emeritus / Style Category: American Black Ale or American Stout
Space Brewery: Gold for Sonrisa / Style Category: Common American-Style Lager
Angel City Brewery: Bronze for Trois Années Cuvée / Style Category: Belgian-Style Sour Ale
Angel City Brewery: Silver for Apple Pomace Puncheon / Style Category: Experimental Beer
HiDef Brewing Co.: Bronze for Spring Reverb / Style Category: Fruited Wood- and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer
Claremont Craft Ales: Gold for Triple IPA / Style Category: Imperial India Pale Ale
Highland Park Brewery: Gold for Hand of Josh / Style Category: International-Style Pale Ale
Highland Park Brewery: Gold for DDH Pillow / Style Category: Juicy or Hazy Imperial India Pale Ale
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. – The Propagator: Bronze for Extra Pale Ale / Style Category: International-Style Pale Ale
HopSaint Brewing Co.: Bronze for Random Acts of Greatness / Style Category: Other Strong Beer

More about this year’s GABF competition:

The Brewers Association awarded 303 medals to 263 breweries across the country during the 2023 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) awards ceremony. The best beers in 99 beer categories covering 175 different beer styles (including all subcategories) were awarded gold, silver, and bronze medals. The total number of beers entered into the competition was an impressive 9,298.

Click here for a full list of winners.