Mountain Territory glistens with gold, silver and bronze


Brewers of Melvin Brewing accepting Gold for Fresh or Wet Hop Ale Category at the 2016 GABF
Jim Stinson of Rockyard American Grill & Brewing Co. holding his, back-to-back 2016 medal winning, Warning Sign Imperial Bock Beer. Warning Sign won a gold recently at the GABF and a silver at the WBC in Philly in May.

There are great breweries across the country brewing everything from traditional styles to innovative new beers. Sometimes it is a simple twist on a classic style, other times it is experimenting and accentuating notes that highlight a particular flavor in a beer. Once a year, these unique and outstanding beers are showcased at one of the industry’s most renown events, the Great American Beer Festival (GABF). It is a place where brewer’s hard work and dedication is celebrated and a night where certain beers will outshine others. I certainly think that the hundreds of breweries and brewers who submitted thousands of beers all did a fantastic job, but I would like to take a moment and give a shout out and congratulate a few folks in my Mountain Territory.

goldmedal-clear1Melvin IPA |  Melvin Brewing  | Jackson, WY

Warning Sign | Rockyard American Grill & Brewing Co. | Castle Rock, CO


Dreamy Thing | Cerebral Brewing | Denver, CO

Mélange A Trois | Nebraska Brewing Co. | Papillion, NE

Responsibly | Nebraska Brewing Co. | Papillion, NE

St. James Irish Red Ale | Glenwood Canyon Brewing | Glenwood Springs, CO

Slam Dunkel | Steamworks Brewing Co. | Durango, CO

Backside Stout | Steamworks Brewing Co. | Durango, CO

Fade to Black, Volume 1 | Left Hand Brewing Co. | Longmont, CO


Apricot Hefeweizen | Wasatch Brewery | Salt Lake City, UT

Mexican Logger | SKA Brewing | Durango, CO


About Dan Burick

Dan BurickDan comes to Briess with 26 years of professional craft brewing knowledge in both pub and production brewing. Dan started brewing beer at Squatters Pub Brewery six weeks after it opened in 1989. He brewed for about a year before attending brewing school at the Siebel Institute of Technology. In 1997, in partnership with the Doemens Brewing Academy in Munich, Germany and Siebel Institute of Technology, Dan completed a course in Bavarian Brewing Technology. Soon after, he became Director of Brewing for the Utah Brewers Cooperative, which operates two brewpubs and one packaging facility for the Squatters and Wasatch brands.

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