No more shutout! As Jake Berg pointed out last year, history repeated itself in 2016, as DC was shut out from any Great American Beer Festival medals in 2015. But this year the humble Hefeweizen brewed in Southeast slaked our thirsts and killed the drought!
The 2017 Great American Beer Festival count reads DC one medal (GOLD BABY!), Virginia four (one gold, two silvers, and one bronze), and Maryland none (womp womp).
GB Navy Yard head brewer Travis Tedrow won a gold medal in Category 76: South German-Style Hefeweizen. With 128 other entries in the category, this is an impressive win for Tedrow.
There was some confusion as to whether or not the medal belongs in DC as the winners list cited “Gold: Hefeweizen, Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant – Navy Yard, Broomfield, CO.” It is in fact Tedrow’s medals as all entrants from the various Gordon Biersch locations registered their entries from their corporate offices in Broomfield, CO.
As for the Virginia entries, the bronze medal went to Ocel
Source: DC Beer
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