By Jay Brooks
Saturday, October 1st, 2011 at 3:46 pm in On Beer.
The results are in, the winners have been announced. 248 medals were awards in 83 different beer categories. I’ll post the full list shortly, but for now here’s some highlights. California breweries won 51 medals, more than another state but one less than our total last year.
Bay Area breweries that won a medal include 21st Amendment, Anderson Valley Brewing, Bear Republic Brewing, Black Diamond Brewing, Eel River Brewing, Fifty Fifty Brewing, Iron Springs Brewpub, Magnolia Gastropub & Brewery, Marin Brewing, Sierra Nevada Brewing and Triple Rock Brewery.
Also, California breweries won four out of the six big awards. Firestone Walker won Mid-Size Brewery of the Year, Pizza Port Ocean Beach won small brewpub, Pizza Port Carlsbad won Large Brewpub, and TAPS Fish House & Brewery won for Brewpub Group.
I’ll have the full list up in the next couple of days. Congratulations to all the winners.