Congratulations to the GABF Winners

Ok, I know by now you have already heard about the winners at this year’s Great American Beer Festival. I’m pretty sure most of us cheered for our local breweries for the kick ass beer they produce for us. I just wanted to say congratulations to all of this years winners and send special love to my 11 local Chicagoland breweries that brought home medals.


Bronze - Charlatan - Maplewood Brewing Co. - American Style Pale Ale - Chicago

Gold - Overcoat - Midnight Pig Beer - Barley Wine-Style Ale - Plainfield

Bronze - Bad Polaroid - Werk Force Brewing Co. - Double Hoppy Red Ale - Plainfield

Silver - Purple Line - Smylie Brothers Brewing Co. - Fruit Wheat Beer - Evanston

Gold - Scarlet > Fire - Tighthead Brewing Co. - Irish-Style Red Ale - Mundelein

Silver - DDH Double IPA - Corridor Brewery & Provisions - Juicy or Hazy Imperial or Double India Pale Ale - Chicago

Gold - Le Jus - Alarmist Brewing - Juicy or Hazy India Pale Ale - Chicago

Bronze - Foiken Haze - Eris Brewery and Cider House - Juicy or Hazy India Pale - Chicago

Gold - Pour le Mineur - Corridor Brewery & Provisions - Other Belgian-Style - Chicago

Gold - Golden Prairie Doppel Alt - Argus Brewery - Other Strong Beer - Chicago

Bronze -Straight Jacket - Revolution Brewing - Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Beer - Chicago

For a complete list of the 2018 Great American Beer Festival winners go to