Saturday, October 9, 2010

CanFest 2010 Winners

Today (technically yesterday) I attended the trophy ceremony for CanFest 2010, the Reno International Canned Beer Festival, presented by Reno's own Buckbean Brewing Company. The awards were given in advance of CanFest's public festival, which will be held tomorrow (technically today) at 6PM at the Grand Sierra Resort's Silver State Pavilion. Over 60 (!) canned beers will be available for unlimited tasting until 9:30. Tickets are $35 at the door, but only $30 if bought in at Buckbean. I will see you there. (I wish I had a site to link you to, so here's Buckbean's site instead.)

Of those 60+ beers, 15 were awarded trophies in five categories tonight. And the awards go to:

IPA Category

Pale/Amber Ale Category
Dark Ales Category
  • Gold: Gordon Imperial Red, Oskar Blues Brewery, Longmont, CO
  • Silver: Kilt Lifter Scottish Style Ale, Four Peaks Brewing, Tempe, AZ
  • Bronze: Ale, Tallgrass Brewing Co., Manhattan, KS
Other Ales Category
  • Gold: Sunbru Kölsch, Four Peaks Brewing, Tempe, AZ
  • Silver: Trout Slayer Ale, Big Sky Brewing Co., Missoula, MT
  • Bronze: Coconut Porter, Maui Brewing Co., Lahaina, Maui, HI
Lager Category
  • Gold: Viennese Lager, Bohemian Brewery, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Silver: Santa Fe Oktoberfest, Santa Fe Brewing Co., Santa Fe, NM
  • Bronze: Coors Banquet, Coors Brewing Co., Golden, CO (they didn't receive much of an applause)
Best In Show
  • Sunbru Kölsch, Four Peaks Brewing, Tempe, AZ
Congratulations to all the winners, especially Tallgrass, a newcomer this year who cleaned up with three trophies! Other big winners (i.e. multiple trophies) included Four Peaks from Arizona, Maui Brewing from Hawaii, and mainstay Oskar Blues from Colorado. I look forward to having all your beers tomorrow.


(Special thanks to the awesome folks at Buckbean.)

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