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GABF 2007: Californians Win Big

By William Brand
Saturday, October 13th, 2007 at 7:31 pm in Uncategorized.

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Marin Head Brewer Arne Johnson, right, Shane Aldrich, left, looking a little dazed as they pose with their medals Saturday for our photographer at the Great American Beer Festival.
Credit: Photo by Gregory Daurer

Arne Johnson, Marin Brewing, Denise Jones, Moylan’s win a lot of gold.

Matt Brynildson and the Firestone Walker Brew Crew Have a Fine Day

Rather than dissect the winners, I’m posting all the California winners here _ thanks to a neat little tool the Brewers Association has added. You can download the complete results here. Hint on the site, click on the small print that says “Full Release.”
One note, judging is done by professionals in series of blind tastings. Also, while many of the winners are specially made for the GABF, many more are regulars and can be found at the brewpub and sometimes, in bottles in stores with good beer stocks.

21st Amendment Brewery
, San Francisco
Double Trouble Imperial IPA, Bronze Imperial or Double India Pale Ale

Ballast Point Brewing Co., San Diego
Sculpin IPA BronzekPro-Am Beer

Bear Republic Brewing,
Healdsburg
Big Bear Silver, American-Style Stout

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewery - Reno, NV & Chandler, AZ
Barrel-Aged Cherry, Bronze Wood- and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer

Nit Wit, Gold , Belgian-Style White (or Wit)/ Belgian-Style Wheat

Half Wit, Gold, Other Low Strength Ale or Lager

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewery - Roseville, CA & Portland, OR
Piranha Pale Ale , Silver, American Style Pale Ale

Firestone Waker, Paso Robles, CA.
Firestone Lager (Mini-Hell), Bronze Other Low Strength Ale or Lager

Firestone Extra Pale, Silver Other Low Strength Ale or Lager

Firestone Pale 31, Gold, American Style Pale Ale

Nectar Pale, Gold, American-Style Strong Pale Ale

DBA (Double Barrel Ale), Silver Classic English Style Pale Ale

Green Flash Brewing Co.
Vista, CA.

Hop Head Red CA Silver American Style Amber/Red Ale

Green Flash Trippel, Silver , Belgian Style Abbey Ale

Green Flash Extra Pale Ale , Bronze, English-Style Summer Ale

Mad River Brewing Co
. Blue Lake, CA.

John Barley Corn Barleywine, Gold, Barley Wine Style Ale

Marin Brewing Co.
Larkspur, CA.,

Star Brew Triple Wheat , Gold, American-Style Wheat Wine Ale

Pt. Reyes Porter CA Gold Robust Porter

Triple Dipsea Belgian-Style Ale , Gold, Belgian Style Abbey Ale

Tiburon Blonde, Gold, Belgian and French-Style Ale

Mission Brewery, San Diego

El Amigo Light, Gold Münchner (Munich) Style Helles

El Camino IPA, Bronze, American-Style India Pale Ale

Moylan’s Brewing Co., Petalauma,

Hopsickle, Gold, Imperial or Double India Pale Ale

Moylan’s Irish Dry Stout, Gold, Classic Irish Style Dry Stout

Moylander , Silver , Imperial or Double India Pale Ale

Newport Beach Brewing Co.
, Newport Beach,

Relapse Bronze, Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Beer

Pizza Port - Carlsbad

Beech Street Bitter, Bronze, English-Style India Pale Ale

Sticky Stout, Gold, American-Style Stout

Pizza Port
– Solana Beach

Commando Scottish Ale, Bronze , Scottish Style Ale

Port Brewing & The Lost Abbey
, San Marcos

Cuvee de Tomme, Gold , Wood- and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer

Judgment Day, Gold, Specialty Beer

Veritas 002, Silver Experimental Beer (Lager or Ale)

Rock Bottom Brewery – Campbell,

1069 Brown Bear Brown, Bronze, English Style Dark Mild Ale or English-Style Brown Ale

Rubicon Brewing Co., Sacramento

High Mountain Cherry Ale, Gold, Belgian-Style Sour Ale

Russian River Brewing Co. , Santa Rosa

Supplication, Silver, Belgian-Style Sour Ale

Blind Pig IPA, Silver American-Style India Pale Ale

Temptation, Silver, Wood- and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer

Sacramento Brewing Co. , Sacrameto,

Russian Imperial Stoutm Bronze, Foreign (Export) Style Stout

Schooner’s Grille & Brewery, Antioch

Oatmeal Stout, Silver, Oatmeal Stout

Stone Brewing Co., Escondido
Stone Levitation Ale, Gold, American Style Amber/Red Ale

TAPS Fish House & Brewery, Brea

TAPS Imperial Stout, Silver Imperial Stout

TAPS Cream Ale, Bronze , American-Style Cream Ale or Lager

Third Street Aleworks , Santa Rosa,

Blarney Sisters Dry Irish Stout, Bronze , Classic Irish Style Dry Stout

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