Indiana's Best Brews - GABF 2022 Winners
Every year, hundreds of breweries and tens of thousands of beer lovers travel to Denver, CO for the Great American Beer Festival (GABF). At GABF, you're sure to find brewers showcasing their finest brews and consumers sampling as much as they can handle while sporting wild costumes and pretzel necklaces.
As fun as the environment is, GABF is no joke – this is the nation's largest professional beer competition. To receive recognition at GABF is like winning a Grammy in the brewing industry – it's a pretty prestigious award. This year, 300 breweries took home bronze, silver, and gold medals in 98 beer categories across 177 beer styles.
As an Indiana-based company, we love to support Indiana-brewed beers – especially when they've been recognized as some of the best brews in the country. Here are the seven GABF award-winning Indiana beers to try next time you hit the brewery.
Indiana GABF Winners
Winner's Milk Jug Stout - Guggman Haus Brewing Co.
Indianapolis, INGuggman Haus must've known they had a winner on their hands from the day it was brewed! Winner's Milk Jug was the only Indiana beer to take home the gold at GABF this year. This rich and malty stout has primary flavors of cream and chocolate. This sweet stout is a real treat!
Soul Shakedown Party - Sun King Brewing
Indianapolis, IN Sun King's Soul Shakedown Party is an experimental beer that turned out to be a success! This Scotch Ale earned a silver medal in the experimental wood-aged category. If you're looking for a unique brew, this one's for you!
Saison - Black Dog Brewing Co.
Mooresville, IN The Saison by Black Dog Brewing Co. was awarded a silver medal in the Brett Beer category. This light and dry beer is known for its fresh fruit and zesty lemon flavors.
La Maison - Taxman Brewing Co.
Indianapolis, INTaxman's La Maison was awarded a bronze medal in the American-Belgo-Style Ale category. This beer is a Taxman classic, known for its features of clover honey blended with earthy undertones and fragrant hops.
Every Hop Is Sacred - Hop River Brewing
Fort Wayne, INIt's clear that Hop River Brewing takes their hops seriously! Every Hop Is Sacred secured a bronze medal in the English Mild or Bitter category at the festival. This brew has tasting notes of toasted bread, creamy malt, and subtle sweetness for easy drinking.
Danny Bräu - Danny Boy Beer Works
Carmel, INDanny Bräu was awarded a bronze medal in the German-Style Doppelbock or Eisbock category. This beer from Danny Boy Beer Works has primary flavors of caramel, fruit, malt, and hops.
Inside the Moon - Flix Brewhouse
Carmel, INLast but not least, we have Flix Brewhouse's Inside the Moon. In the Stout category, this beer was awarded a bronze medal. Try this popular beer next time you swing by Flix Brewhouse for a movie with friends!
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