Gold on Tap in Glenwood Springs Streak Continues with Western Slope Standout Winning Brewing Awards 12 Consecutive Years

Share Article

A favorite mountain town brew rises to the top at this year’s wildly popular Great American Beer Festival in Denver. In a year of unprecedented competition, Glenwood Canyon Brewing Company wins it's 11th GABF medal, and this is another gold. The new gold medal joins seven additional medals from the World Beer Cup Competition, and marks the 12th straight year of national award winners.

A favorite mountain town brew rises to the top at this year’s wildly popular Great American Beer Festival in Denver. In a year of unprecedented competition, Glenwood Canyon Brewing Company wins it's 11th GABF medal, and this is another gold. The new gold medal joins seven additional medals from the World Beer Cup Competition, and marks the 12th straight year of national award winners.

"It gets bigger and bigger every year. It's uncharted territory," says partner/ brewer, Ken Jones. "We're really fortunate to be called up to the podium. Elated.”

This year the St. James Irish Red takes the gold, a local favorite on tap year-round due to its popularity. Jones describes it as an easy-drinking Celtic-style ale with a reddish color and a malty accent.

Great American Beer Festival Facts* - 2012
GABF sold out in 45 minutes in public ticket sale.
49,000 attendees (includes ticketed attendees, brewers, judges, volunteers and journalists).
GABF has a $7 million economic impact on the city of Denver, according to Visit Denver, the city’s convention and visitors bureau

Competition Facts*
4,300 beers entered in 2012 competition (up 9%)
676 breweries competed this year, representing 48 states, Guam and Washington, D.C.
134 beer styles in 84 categories were judged in 2012
188 judges from 11 countries.
154 First-time entrants into the competition

*http://www.greatamericanbeerfestival.com/press/festival-history-facts-figures/#Competition

As hundreds of new breweries have opened across the nation in recent years, Jones says it’s exciting to see his team of veteran brewers; Chip Holland and Tom Schickling, continue to win awards.

This is the fourth year in a row that Glenwood Canyon Brewing Company has won a gold medal at The Great American Brew Festival, each time with a different beer. Two of the national winning beers are on tap year around; Vapor Cave India Pale Ale, and St. James Irish Red.

As hundreds of new breweries have opened across the nation in recent years, Jones says it’s exciting to see his team of veteran brewers; Chip Holland and Tom Schickling continue to win awards.

This is the fourth year in a row that Glenwood Canyon Brewing Company has won a gold medal at The Great American Brew Festival, each time with a different beer. Two of the national winning beers are on tap year around; Vapor Cave India Pale Ale, and St. James Irish Red.

For a full list of winning beers and the history of 16-year old Glenwood Canyon Brewing Company, visit glenwoodcanyon.com

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Ken Jones

April Carver

970.945.6565
Email >
Visit website