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Brooklyn Takes Home A Silver At GABF


Garrett and co. had a successful and stimulating outing to Denver’s famed Great American Beer Festival this past weekend. Over the years The Brooklyn Brewery has gotten its share of medals and this year was no exception. The collaboration with Germany’s great Schneider brewery, Brooklyner-Schneider Hopfen-Weisse took home the Silver in the mouthful that is the “Out of Category – Traditionally Brewed Beer” division. Congrats to Garrett, Andrew Ety, Tom Villa, Dan Peterson, Chris Basso, Tom Price, Paul Chlup and Monster for all the hard work that’s gone into making this award winning beer.

Stay tuned for photos and stories from Denver. In the meantime, here’s a recap from The Captain’s Chair.

“The event is not for the faint of heart, nor the weak of tolerance. But the time spent there gave me a wonderful perspective and appreciation for the more than 1,500 small, independent craft brewers putting their blood, sweat, and in Dogfish Head’s case saliva into what they’re doing every day. The passion in the hall was palpable, made even more exciting with the creative geniuses behind these beers actually pouring their wares to the throngs of craft beer lovers jamming the place, including Sam Calagione at Dogfish, Garrett Oliver at Brooklyn Brewery, Jason Rue at The Bruery, and Tomme Arthur at Lost Abbey, to name a few.”


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