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The 1st Great American Beer Festival Medal Winners - 1987

Gold, Sliver and Bronze Medal Winners of the Great American Beer Festival's First Beer Judging in 1987. 

Gold - Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barley Wine Style Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co
Silver - Pete's Wicked Ale - Pete's Brewing Co
Bronze - Sierra Nevada Pale Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co

Gold - Chinook Alaskan Amber - Alaskan Brewing
Silver - Widmer Alt - Widmer Brothers Brewing
Bronze - St. Stan's Dark Alt - Stanislaus Area Association

American Cream Ales
Gold - Ales Little Kings Cream Ale - Hudepohl-Schoenling Brewing Co
Silver - Genesee Cream Ale - Genesee/High Falls Brewing
Bronze - Portland Ale - Portland Brewing Co

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American Lagers

Gold - Koch's Golden Anniversary Beer - Genesee/High Falls Brewing
Silver - Kulmbacher - Val Blatz Brewery
Bronze - Augsburger Dark - Joseph Huber Brewing Co

American Light Lagers

Gold - Leinenkugel - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing
Silver - Rainier Beer - G. Heileman Brewing Co
Bronze - Lone Star Beer - G. Heileman Brewing Co


Gold - Chesbay Double Bock - Chesapeake Bay Brewing
Silver - Kessler Bock - Kessler Brewing Co
Bronze - Augsberger Bock - Joseph Huber Brewing Co

Continental Amber Lagers

Gold - Golden Bear Dark - Malt Thousand Oaks Brewing Co
Silver - Anchor Steam Beer - Anchor Brewing Co
Bronze - Gartenbrau Dark - Capital Brewing Co

Continental Pilsners

Gold - Samuel Adams - Boston Lager Boston Beer Co
Silver - Saranac 1888 All-malt Lager - F. X. Matt Brewing
Bronze - August Schell Pilsner - August Schell Brewing Co


Gold - Great Northern Porter - Summit Brewing Co
Silver - Boulder Porter - Rockies Brewing Co
Bronze - Yuengling Porter - D. G. Yuengling & Son Inc


Gold - Boulder Stout - Rockies Brewing Co
Silver - Grant's Imperial Stout - Yakima Brewing And Malting
Bronze - Sierra Nevada Stout - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co

Vienna Style Lagers

Gold - Vienna Style Lager - Vienna Brewing Company
Silver - Schild Brau - Millstream Brewing Co
Bronze - Rhomberg All-malt - Rhomberg Brewing Company

Wheat Beers

Gold - Edelweiss - Val Blatz Brewery
Silver - Hibernia Dunkel Weizen Beer - Hibernia Brewing Limited
Bronze - Du Bru Ale - Saxton Brewery

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