Beachwood, Hangar 24 take gold at Great American Beer Festival

Congratulations go out to Long Beach’s Beachwood BBQ & Brewing and Redlands’ Hangar 24 Craft Brewery for winning gold medals at last week’s Great American Beer Festival in Denver.

Beachwood returned with two gold medals: One for Kilgore in the American-Style Stout category and one for Foam Top in the Golden or Blonde Ale category.

In addition, the brewery won for best Mid-Size Brewpub of the Year and took home a silver medal for Udder Love in the Sweet Stout or Cream Stout category and bronze medals for System of a Stout in the Coffee Beer category and Barrel-Aged Full Malted Jacket in the Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Beer category.

Hangar 24 took home the gold for Warmer in the Specialty Beer category.

Other Southern California winners include:

  • Kinetic Brewing Co. (Lancaster): Torque, bronze, Session Beer; Potential Blonde, bronze, German-Style K├Âlsch
  • TAPS Fish House & Brewery (Corona, Brea): TAPS Helles (Brea), bronze, Munich-Style Helles; TAPS Schwarzbier (Corona), bronze, German-Style Schwarzbier
  • Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. (Santa Barbara, Buellton): Davy Brown Ale (Buellton), gold, American-Style Brown Ale; Stagecoach Stout (Buellton), gold, Oatmeal Stout; Oktoberfest (Santa Barbara), silver, Dortmunder or German-Style Oktoberfest; Surfliner Lager (Santa Barbara), silver, Kellerbier or Zwickelbier; Stearns Stout, silver, Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout
  • Telegraph Brewing Co. (Santa Barbara): California Ale, bronze, Belgian- and French-Style Ale
  • Left Coast Brewing Co. (San Clemente): Ale Epeteios, gold, Imperial Stout
  • The Lost Abbey (San Marcos): Red Poppy, bronze, American-Style Sour Ale
  • Pizza Port (Ocean Beach, Solana Beach): Beer Hunter (Ocean Beach), gold, Session Beer; Rhino Chaser (Ocean Beach), silver, Imperial Red Ale; Oats. (Solana Beach), bronze, Oatmeal Stout; Kung Fu Elvis (Ocean Beach), bronze, American-Style Strong Pale Ale
  • AleSmith Brewing Co. (San Diego): AleSmith Old Numbskull, gold, Barley Wine-Style Ale; AleSmith Decadence 2012 Quadrupel, silver, Belgian-Style Abbey Ale
  • Karl Strauss Brewing Co. (San Diego): Red Trolley Ale, gold, Irish-Style Red Ale
  • Monkey Paw Brewing Co. (San Diego): Bonobos, gold, American-Style Strong Pale Ale
  • Coronado Brewing Company Brewpub (Coronado): Black Sails, silver, American-Style Black Ale
  • Oceanside Ale Works (Oceanside): Oxymoron, bronze, American-Style Black Ale

For a complete list of GABF winners, searchable by year, medal type, state and style, click here. For a PDF of this year’s winners, click here.