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Snake River's Pako's IPA Wins Gold at the GABF

Pako's IPA brewed by the Snake River Brewing Company

Congratulations to the brewers and staff at the Snake River Brewing Company for retaining their status as the MOST AWARD-WINNING SMALL BREWERY in the USA at the Great American Beer Festival since opening their doors in 1994. This year, PAKO's IPA won the Gold Medal in the Strong Pale Ale Category.

Pako's IPA is our latest beer available in kegs and cans! Now, every single one of our packaged beers have won acclaim and awards from the GABF, including our Snake River Pale Ale, Snake River Lager, OB-1 Organic Ale and Zonker Stout.

Named after our brewery mascot of 15 years who passed-on in 2010, Pako's IPA has already become a cult-classic, with loyalties from locals that only a dog would appreciate and understand. Originally named Pako's "Eye-PA" due to Pako having one blue eye and one brown eye.

Pako's is available at all quality outlets in Wyoming, Idaho, southern Montana and Brennan's stores in Wisconsin.

2011 Great American Beer Festival
The 2011 Great American Beer Festival®(GABF) competition drew an impressive field of competitors, with 2011 topping last year’s entries by 11 percent. GABF remains the largest commercial beer competition in the world, with 3,930 beers vying for medals (compared to 3,523 entries in 2010).
A total of 248 medals were awarded. View the 2011 winners or download a PDF list of the winners.

Competition entries were received from 526 breweries from 48 states plus Puerto Rico.

This year’s GABF competition attracted 167 beer judges from nine countries. The competition was aided by the efforts of 107 volunteers. Award-winning brewers received prestigious gold, silver and bronze medals in 83 beer categories covering 134 beer styles (encompassing subcategories), establishing the best examples of each style in the U.S.

Summary: 2011 Great American Beer Festival Statistics
466 breweries in the festival hall
2,375 beers served at the festival
49,000 attendees
Approximately 3,300 volunteers
526 breweries in the competition from 48 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico
3,930 beers judged (includes 86 Pro-Am competition entries)
83 style categories judged, plus the Pro-Am competition
167 judges from nine countries
Average number of competition beers entered in each category: 48
Category with highest number of entries: 176, American Style India Pale Ale

We are very proud of our brewers and the fact that our little brewery here in Wyoming just so happens to be one of the most decorated, award-winning and heralded breweries in the world.

For more information on Snake River Brewing's spring and summer events, give us a call at (307) 739-BEER (2337)



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