Tommyknocker Brewery recently claimed Bronze medal at the 2008 Great American Beer Festival Competition, the largest national beer competition recognizing the most outstanding beers produced in the United States today. The top three winners in the competition’s 75 beer-style categories were announced October 11 at the 27th Annual Great American Beer Festival Awards Ceremony held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado.
“It is always and honor to win any medal at the GABF. Every year the competition gets better and better,” says Steve Indrehus, Head Brewer at Tommyknocker Brewery.
Tommyknocker Brewery was recognized in the Brown Porter beer-style category for its Prospector Porter a traditional brown porter with a light hop profile, pleasant toasted malt character, and great over all drinkability. This beer goes great with steak and potatoes. Tommyknocker Brewery is a 10,000 barrel brewpub located in Idaho Springs, CO USA that specializes in producing fine lagers and ales in Colorado and is distributed in 21 states across the U.S.
The 2008 Great American Beer Festival Competition winners were selected by an international panel of brewing experts from an impressive field of 2,902 entries received from 472 U.S. breweries. More than 1,400 breweries were invited to compete. “The Great American Beer Festival is the premier judging event for the American beer industry,” says Nancy Johnson, Festival Director. “Being chosen a winner, no matter if gold, silver or bronze, is truly an accomplishment.”