Alaskan Brewing Co. was awarded a silver and bronze medal at the world's largest commercial beer competition, the 30th annual Great American Beer Festival (GABF) held Sept. 29-Oct. 1 in Denver, Colorado. Alaskan Pale Ale took Silver in the Golden or Blonde Ale category, making this the 7th medal awarded at the GABF for this longtime favorite Alaskan brew. Alaskan Smoked Porter took the bronze in the Smoke Beer category, maintaining its reign as the festival's highest award-winner with 20 medals since 1988. Both beers were chosen in their respective categories, from the largest field of entries ever experienced in the competition. Alaskan was the only brewery from Alaska to bring home a 2011 GABF medal for the 49th state. The Smoked Porter medal comes just in time for the 2011 release of this vintage dated beer on Nov. 1.
Story last updated at 10/19/2011 - 1:17 pm