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Church Brew Works Brings Home a Bronze Medal for their Millenium Trippel
This past weekend, the 29th Annual Great American Beer Festival took place in Denver, Colorado and recognized some of the best craft brewers, breweries, and beers in the country. The gold, silver, and bronze medals are awarded by the Brewers Association in what is the single-biggest commercial beer competition in the world.
This year, GABF broke last year’s record-setting competition with 275 medals awarded to breweries across the nation, plus three Pro-Am medals to teams of amateur brewers paired with professional brewers. There were 92 different beer categories covering 145 different beer categories. There were 6,647 entries into the competition, 20% more than 2014’s competition, from 1,552 breweries from all 50 states, plus Washington, D.C.
Pittsburgh earned some representation among the winners as The Church Brew Works brought home a Bronze medal in the Belgian-Style Tripel category. Their entry, Millennium Trippel, finished 3rd among the 52 entries in this category. Earning Gold in this category was Wild West Tripel by Chicago Brewing Company, based in Las Vegas.
And even though the brewery isn’t located in Pittsburgh, the whole concept of Fat Head’s started here, so they’re always going to be one of the family. These guys deserve big props for their haul at GABF as they came home with four gold medals and a silver! Top that, Michael Phelps.