2022 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) Winners: Pennsylvania

2022 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) Winners: Pennsylvania

The Great American Beer Festival Medals

The Great American Beer Festival

Tonight at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver Colorado they announced their yearly winners. The Great American Beer Festival (or GABF for short) started in 1982 and has been a staple event of the craft beer community, running every year (going virtual during the COVID – 19 pandemic). Making this the fortieth annual event.

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.

Five breweries from Pennsylvania came out and poured their beers at the event. They were: Troegs Independent Craft Brewing, Yards Brewing Company, 2SP Brewing Co, Conshohocken Brewing Co, and Lion Brewery Inc.

Having your beers pouring at GABF is big enough, but coming home with a medal is even bigger, and this year unfortunately, Pennsylvania came up a little bit light for their trophy case.

Past year’s winners:

Medalists and Winners

Unfortunately this year, Pennsylvania only took home two medals. Down from last year’s five medals (two gold, two silver, and one bronze), and in 2020 when they had three medals (one gold, two silver), and 2019 where they had seven medals (three gold, three silver, and one bronze). (I’ve only been keeping track here on the site since 2019 when I started the blog.)

Hopefully in 2023 Pennsylvania can rebound and reclaim some glory.

But in the meantime, here are the winners from the 2022 Great American Beer Festival:

The Great American Beer Festival – GOLD

Category: Wood – and Barrel – Aged Strong Stout
Brewery: Grist House Craft Brewery
Beer: 8th Anniversary Reserve

The Great American Beer Festival – BRONZE

Category: Munich-Style Helles
Category Sponsor: Wyeast Laboratories
Brewery: New Ridge Brewing Company (Philadelphia, PA)
Beer: Roxboro Gold


Congratulations to both of the Pennsylvania breweries that medaled this year. Hopefully in 2023 we get more than just two medals for my homestate. Fingers crossed.

For more information on the competition, judging, and voting, you can go straight to the Great American Beer Festival’s page on ‘competition’: Great American Beer Festival – Competition.

Great American Beer Festival Wrap – Up

This year here on the blog, I am going to be posting the results of several states, unlike just doing Pennsylvania like I have in past years. (Now that we’ve been out traveling to more local states.) So look for Maryland, New Jersey, Delaware, and Ohio articles in the coming days. (Probably be doing one per day.)

For more information, you can go to the Great American Beer Festival pages here:

Past Articles

For other Great American Beer Festival articles, you can check out:

Thanks For Reading

Thanks for reading everyone. Getting this out pretty late, and pretty drunkenly after coming home (don’t worry Amy drove me home) from Drew’s. Phillies won and are moving on to the second round, we watched Cannibal The Musical (Matt and Trey from South Park’s college film), we had a lot of high end ABVs. (World Wide Stout Utopias barrel aged, Karak by Human Robot, and two other stouts). Was a good Saturday overall. Tomorrow night sees Bengals vs. Ravens as the Sunday night game, and we’ll see if the despised Mets move on in the playoffs. I will hopefully get out the next of the states series of these articles.

Until then, thanks for reading everyone. We appreciate it!


-B. Kline

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