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GABF 2019: Some final musings of a festival gone by

There’s really no way to capture the sheer size of GABF in a single photo.

The 2019 edition of the Great American Beer Festival came to a close Saturday night, with the bulk of the New Mexico brewing contingent (and me) flying back Sunday afternoon. It was a heck of a time, again, and I still highly encourage every beer geek to find a way to go at least once in your life.

Looking back on the competition, New Mexico fared exceptionally well. Consider there were nearly 9,500 beers entered from some 2,500 breweries across America, big and small, new and old, and that our state came away with another seven medals and the Small Brewpub of the Year award for Rowley Farmhouse Ales. That marks the third time in six years that a New Mexico brewery claimed a brewery/brewpub of the year award. Not bad for a state with a little more than 2 million people and 90 breweries (there are 100-plus in the Denver metro area alone, as a point of comparison).

Seven medals in a year is the second most for our

Source: NM Dark Side Brew Crew

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