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Wisconsin brewers take home 10 awards from Great American Beer Festival


BOULDER, CO (WTAQ) - Seven Wisconsin brewers won a total of 10 awards at the recent Great American Beer Festival.

The Brewers Association of Boulder Colorado put on the event. And the Stevens Point Brewery won 2 of the state’s 5 gold medals for its Point Oktoberfest beer, and its Whole Hog Pumpkin Ale.

The New Glarus Brewing Company won gold for its Hometown Blonde. The Central Waters Brewing Company of Amherst took home a gold medal its “14-14” wood and barrel-aged stout. And the Great Dane Pub and Brewing Company won its category for Uber Bock.

New Glarus, Leinenkugel’s, and Milwaukee’s Lakefront Brewery won a total of 4 silver medals, and Mickey’s Malt Liquor from Miller Brewing won a bronze.

Over 250 medals were awarded in 84 brewing categories. The winners were chosen from over 4,300 entries nationwide.