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Great American Beer Festival Names Five Ollie Partners As Medal Winners in 2023

Published: September 26, 2023
A medal from the 2023 Great American Beer Festival competition in Denver, Colorado

Ollie congratulates five of its craft brewery partners who picked up medals at the Great American Beer Festival award ceremony this past Saturday, September 23, in Denver, CO.

“A huge congrats goes out to all our brewery partners that medaled at GABF!” Next Glass Solutions Consultant Aaron Keefner says. “We thank you for letting Ollie assist in tracking the quality, care, and freshness of your products, so not only can your customers enjoy the craft you have created, but those measures can help lead to some of the prestigious beers in the country! Cheers!”

(Above photography courtesy of the Brewers Association)

 

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The Great American Beer Festival competition serves as a platform for the finest beers from across the nation ...
Chris Williams - Brewers Association

Added Next Glass Implementation Specialist Adam Feingold: “Congratulations to all breweries who went home from the Great American Beer Festival with a medal. Thank you to any breweries using Ollie! We’re glad to see you pushing the envelope and letting us assist you in producing fantastic beers!”

Every year, the Great American Beer Festival invites industry professionals from around the world to blindly judge beers in ninety-nine different categories. This year, during the thirty-seventh edition of the storied competition, the BA awarded 303 total medals, including fifty Pro-Am and ninety-five Collaboration, to 263 breweries. Incredibly, in three phases across nine days, 250 beer experts judged 9,298 beers in 175 beer styles from 2,033 breweries across all fifty states, plus Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico.

Said Chris Williams, Competition Director at the Brewers Association in a press release: “The Great American Beer Festival competition serves as a platform for the finest beers from across the nation to undergo rigorous scrutiny and vie for the title of ‘Best in Class.’ The beer community’s unwavering commitment to pushing the frontiers of innovation and quality is truly commendable. The Brewers Association takes great pride in recognizing the achievements of this year’s winners.”

2023 Ollie Craft Beer Award Winners:

  1. Corporate Ladder – Board Meeting (Gold in Category 11: Dessert Stout or Pastry Stout category)
  2. Cooperage Brewing Co. – Dortmunder Export (Gold in Category 48: Dortmunder or German-Style Oktoberfest category)
  3. MORE Brewing Co. – Lil’ Space Booties (Bronze in Category 61: Juicy or Hazy Pale Ale)
  4. Bolero Snort Brewery – Jersey Vice (Silver in Category 79: Specialty Berliner-Style Weisse)
  5. Shortleaf Brewing -MexicAle (Bronze in Category 80: Contemporary Gose)

Looking for a complete list of winners from the 2023 Great American Beer Festival competition? Click here!


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About The Author

Giovanni Albanese

Giovanni is a content writer for Next Glass, contributing to the Ollie blog. He is a writer by day and a brewer/business owner by night, owning and operating Settle Down Brewery & Taproom in Gilroy, California.

Giovanni is passionate about a number of things, including history, documentaries and sports, but none more than reporting/writing and brewing beer. After receiving a radio broadcasting degree then a journalism degree from Salem State College in his home state of Massachusetts, he relocated to California in 2008.

Then, his writing career kicked off – covering sports, business, politics and more along the way – while concurrently dabbling in home brewing. The home brewing turned pro in 2021 when he launched SDB Brewing Company. Settle Down Beer officially opened in February.

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