2021 GABF Winners: Pennsylvania

The Great American Beer Festival Medals

Another year is in the books for the Great American Beer Festival and last night they announced the winners for this year’s medals. Last night wrapped up the awards ceremony for the 2021 edition of the Great American Beer Festival. And as per usual, we here at The Beer Thrillers got you the list of Pennsylvania breweries that have won.

For those unaware, The Great American Beer Festival, is thee annual event for craft breweries across the country. Every year, hundreds / thousands of breweries and brewers meet up in Colorado for the annual event, showcasing their goods, and hoping to bring home some of the illustrious medals. Getting a gold, silver, and even bronze at the GABF means a big deal to the brewer, and to the brewery itself.

It helps solidify yourself as a top brewery, it helps to get you recognition, and showcases the merits of the brewers involved.

You can read past years award winners for Pennsylvania here:

I’ll break this article down by GOLD – SILVER – BRONZE, and then at the end list some statistics. Enjoy.



Gold Medals:

Category: Brett Beer
Brewery: Cinderlands Brewing Co. – Foederhouse
Beer: Gregg

Category: Smoke Beer
Brewery: Neshaminy Creek Brewing Co.
Beer: Croydon is Burning


GABF Silver


Category: Bock
Brewery: Attic Brewing
Beer: Unresolved

Category: Contemporary Gose
Brewery: Workhorse Brewing Co.
Beer: Prickly Pear Margarita


GABF Bronze

Bronze Medals:

Category: Brown Porter
Brewery: Dock Street Brewing
Beer: Man Full of Trouble


You can see a drop down menu of awards here: 2021 GABF Winners. And you can select it to several different filters.

This year there was a total of 5 Pennsylvania medalists, 2 gold, 2 silver, and 1 bronze. In 2020 there was 3 medalists, 1 gold, and 2 silver. In 2019 there was 7 medalists, 3 gold, 3 silver, and 1 bronze.

GABF Competition Statistics

  • 35th edition of the GABF competition
  • 9,680 beers judged
  • 2,192 breweries in the competition from all 50 states plus Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico
  • 170 judges
  • Average number of competition beers entered in each category: 99.6
  • Category with the highest number of entries: Juicy or Hazy India Pale Ale (427)
  • 290 total medals awarded
  • 265 medal-winning breweries
  • 425 first-time GABF entrants
  • 30 first-time entrant GABF medal winners

Looking Forward

Hopefully 2022 will see more medalists. 2021 was a step up (5 medalists this year) from last year (3 medalists), but still under 2019 (7 medalists). Hopefully 2022 will be better for Pennsylvania breweries.

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