Season 3, Episode 41 – This week, we’re drinking Great American Beer Festival 2016 medal-winning brews!
Fresh off the The 4B Flight and fresh off the plane from the Great American Beer Festival (just Matt, that is) we’re back with another full-length episode of Four Brewers and we’re drinking as many GABF medal-winning beers as we could get our hands on.
We’ve gushed about the Great American Beer Festival in previous episodes (2014, 2015), so we won’t get into the event itself too much in this post, but suffice it to say, it’s definitely one of the biggest and best beer festivals in the world. Thousands of eager beer drinkers descend upon The Mile High City of Denver, Colorado for three days of craft beer tasting and celebration. If ever a beer event were to appear on a beer drinker’s bucket list of events, GABF would be at the top of that list.
There is one thing that made this year’s Great American Beer Festival stand out from previous years for the Four Brewers. Our very own Matt Becker, brewer at Packinghouse Brewing Company in Riverside, California brought home his very first medal from GABF—a bronze for his Irish-style Rad Ale (see what I did there?), Riley’s Irish Red. It was a proud moment for us, watching Matt walk onto the stage to accept his medal from Mr. Charlie Papazian. We’re super-proud of him! Congratulations, Matt and Packinghouse! Riverside REPRESENT!
BREW THE SHIT OUT OF IT.
Beers from this week’s episode:
21st Amendment Brewery – El Sully
Firestone Walker Brewing Company – DBA (Double Barrel Ale)
Karl Strauss Brewing Company – Mosaic Session IPA
Packinghouse Brewing Co. – Riley’s Irish Red
The Bruery – Mischief
Nebraska Brewing Company – Mélange a Trois
High Water Brewing – Campfire Stout
AleSmith Brewing Company – Old Numbskull
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