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GABF 2017 = Kansas and Missouri Winners

Postby theisti » October 9th, 2017, 4:07 pm

Congrats to the Medal Winners:

(Gold) Bull Creek Brown Ale Springfield Brewing Co. Springfield MO American-Style Brown Ale 2017

(Silver) Shaven Yak Brown Wichita Brewing Co. - Production Wichita KS English-Style Brown Ale 2017
(Silver) Blended 2017 Side Project Brewing Maplewood MO Belgian-Style Lambic or Sour Ale 2017
(Silver) Mamoot English Mild Logboat Brewing Co. Columbia MO English-Style Mild Ale 2017
(Silver) Pumpkin Ale Schlafly Beer/The Saint Louis Brewery Saint Louis MO Pumpkin/Squash Beer or Pumpkin Spice Beer 2017
(Silver) Maman 2017 Perennial Artisan Ales Saint Louis MO Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Stout 2017

(Bronze) Working Title Perennial Artisan Ales Saint Louis MO Belgian- and French-Style Ale 2017
(Bronze) Northtown Native Cinder Block Brewery North Kansas City MO Dortmunder or German-Style Oktoberfest 2017
(Bronze) Barrel Aged Barleywine Charleville Vineyard & Microbrewery Sainte Genevieve MO Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Beer 2017
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Re: GABF 2017 = Kansas and Missouri Winners

Postby keezer » October 9th, 2017, 4:34 pm

Thanks for posting this!
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Re: GABF 2017 = Kansas and Missouri Winners

Postby beer4bill » October 9th, 2017, 4:39 pm

For a long time, Schlafly didn't attend GABF. It is great to see Schlafly winning medals.

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Re: GABF 2017 = Kansas and Missouri Winners

Postby EricH » October 9th, 2017, 7:20 pm

Not to take anything away from Cinder Block, but I am surprised to see Northtown Native in the "Dortmunder or German-Style Oktoberfest" category, my understanding is that it's a California Common/Steam beer?

Regardless, congrats to all the winners!
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Re: GABF 2017 = Kansas and Missouri Winners

Postby theisti » October 10th, 2017, 8:25 am

EricH wrote:Not to take anything away from Cinder Block, but I am surprised to see Northtown Native in the "Dortmunder or German-Style Oktoberfest" category, my understanding is that it's a California Common/Steam beer?

Regardless, congrats to all the winners!


I thought that was odd as well - they most certainly call it a Cal Common. Checking the GABF listings, Steam / California Common doesn't appear to be a category - unless I'm missing it.
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Re: GABF 2017 = Kansas and Missouri Winners

Postby theisti » October 10th, 2017, 8:29 am

Here is the category / sub category:

American-Style Amber Lager
- Subcategory: American-Style Amber Lager
- Subcategory: California Common Beer
- Subcategory: American-Style Maerzen/Oktoberfest


Though I don't see medals for "California Common Beer"
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Re: GABF 2017 = Kansas and Missouri Winners

Postby JeremyDanner » October 10th, 2017, 8:36 am

theisti wrote:Here is the category / sub category:

American-Style Amber Lager
- Subcategory: American-Style Amber Lager
- Subcategory: California Common Beer
- Subcategory: American-Style Maerzen/Oktoberfest


Though I don't see medals for "California Common Beer"


Medals aren't awarded to subcategories. They're all judged together.
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Re: GABF 2017 = Kansas and Missouri Winners

Postby theisti » October 10th, 2017, 8:38 am

JeremyDanner wrote:
theisti wrote:Here is the category / sub category:

American-Style Amber Lager
- Subcategory: American-Style Amber Lager
- Subcategory: California Common Beer
- Subcategory: American-Style Maerzen/Oktoberfest


Though I don't see medals for "California Common Beer"


Medals aren't awarded to subcategories. They're all judged together.


Thanks Jeremy, makes sense - I assume the brewer states style with their submission? IE, Cinder Block submitted Native as "Dortmunder or German-Style Oktoberfest"?
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Re: GABF 2017 = Kansas and Missouri Winners

Postby JeremyDanner » October 10th, 2017, 10:31 am

theisti wrote:
JeremyDanner wrote:
theisti wrote:Here is the category / sub category:

American-Style Amber Lager
- Subcategory: American-Style Amber Lager
- Subcategory: California Common Beer
- Subcategory: American-Style Maerzen/Oktoberfest


Though I don't see medals for "California Common Beer"


Medals aren't awarded to subcategories. They're all judged together.


Thanks Jeremy, makes sense - I assume the brewer states style with their submission? IE, Cinder Block submitted Native as "Dortmunder or German-Style Oktoberfest"?


Yes, when you enter the beers, you pick the subcategory. No, my guess would be that they entered it as a cali common, but the master style is what's shown during the awards ceremony.

For example, we entered Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale in Category 23 (American-Belgo-Style Ale) subcategory A. Pale American-Belgo-Style Ale. Had we won a medal, they simply would have said it was for American-Belgo-Style Ale. Check out the guidelines. It makes a little more sense that way:

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Re: GABF 2017 = Kansas and Missouri Winners

Postby EricH » October 10th, 2017, 7:21 pm

I don't want to make too much out of this, but checking the style guidelines in the pdf, California Common is a subcategory of American-style Amber Lager. Shouldn't they have won the medal for that if that's how the beer was entered?

Dortmunder or German-style Oktoberfest has two different subcategories, Dortmunder/European-style Export and German-style Oktoberfest/Wiesn.

Again, it's no big deal, just curious. It's a tasty beer all the same, I get a sample every time I go there.
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