8 Pennsylvania Breweries Receive Medals at 2015 Great American Beer Festival

Your happy hour go-to may have just made the list.

This past weekend several regional breweries made their annual pilgrimage to Denver, Colo., hopeful to nab honors in the 2015 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) presented by the Brewers Association.

The competition, now in its 29th year, awarded 275 medals across 92 beer categories to some of the best commercial breweries in the United States—a handful of which are, fortunately, headquartered in and around the Main Line.

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Iron Hill Brewery Belgium Ale//Photo by Nina Lea Photography.

Sly Fox beer//Photo by Ed Williams.

Curious which Pennsylvania-based breweries came back to the Keystone state victorious? Here’s a look a the short-listed champions.

Additional regional medal-winners included Mispillion River Brewing of Delaware for its chocolate-infused Wonka Bar; Flying Fish Brewing Co. of New Jersey for its ESB, Red Fish; and Spellbound Brewing, also of New Jersey, for its Palo Santo Aged Porter. Three additional Pennsylvania breweries went home winners, as well, including Marley’s Brewery & Grille of Bloomsburg, Susquehanna Brewing Co. of Pittston and Church Brew Works of Pittsburgh. Explore the complete roster of all those that were crowned for their brewing excellence here.

Congratulations to all the Philadelphia area winners. Beer lovers, don’t forget to save the date for 2016’s competition, slated to unfold Oct. 6–8.

Our Best of the Main Line Elimination Ballot is open through February 22!