Lost Forty Brewing received a silver medal at the 2017 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition. Presented by the Brewers Association, GABF is the largest commercial beer competition in the world and recognizes the most outstanding beers produced in the United States. The top three winners in the competition’s 98 beer-style categories were announced October 7 at the Great American Beer Festival awards ceremony held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado.
“Having our Vienna Lager recognized by GABF was incredibly special to our brewers as we are all very passionate about creating exceptional lagers. Our brewers have worked tirelessly to perfect this recipe for several years.” said John Beachboard, founder, Lost Forty Brewing.
Lost Forty Brewing was recognized in the Lager beer-style category for its Vienna Lager, a refreshing amber colored lager with smooth malty flavors, citrus fruit aromas, and a crisp finish. After four expansions since opening in December of 2014, microbrewery Lost Forty Brewing will produce 15,000 barrels by year end 2017. Located in Little Rock, Arkansas Lost Forty Brewing specializes in crafting exceptional beers with a focus on quality, consistency, creativity, community, and education.
The 2017 GABF competition winners were selected by an international panel of 276 expert judges from 7,923 entries, plus 118 Pro-Am entries, received from 2,217 U.S. breweries.
“Each year the Great American Beer Festival showcases the best that American brewers have to offer,” said Chris Swersey, competition manager, Great American Beer Festival. “With a record 8,000 + entries, this year’s competition was the most competitive to date. Congratulations to all the winners who truly demonstrated why the U.S. is the world’s best and most diverse brewing nation.”
For more GABF competition information, including the 2017 winners list and photos, visit GreatAmericanBeerFestival.com.
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