Great American Beer Fest 2015: Local breweries take home 24 medals

Ritual Brewing GABFGreater Los Angeles area breweries can pat themselves on the back.

They’ve claimed 24 of the 282 awards given out at this year’s Great American Beer Festival, which took place Thursday through Saturday of last week.

The winners were chosen from 6,647 entries from 1,552 breweries.

A total of 15 breweries, large and small, from the Santa Barbara area through the Inland Empire were awarded.

Head over the jump to see the list.


Bottle Logic Brewing, Anaheim

  • Lagerithm (American-Style Dark Lager)
  • Cobaltic Porter (Baltic-Style Porter)

Figueroa Mountain Brewing, Santa Barbara

  • Stearns Stout (Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout)

Garage Brewing Co. & Pizzeria, Temecula

  • Bucket Seat Blonde (Munich-Style Helles)

Pabst Brewing Co., Los Angeles

  • Rainier Lager (American-Style Cream Ale)

Ritual Brewing Co., Redlands

  • Big Deluxe (Aged Beer)
  • Fat Hog (Barley Wine-Style Ale)

TAPS Fish House & Brewery, Corona

  • The Velvet Hog (Chocolate Beer)
  • TAPS Irish Red (Irish-Style Red Ale)


Beachwood BBQ & Brewing, Long Beach

  • Mocha Machine (Coffee Beer)

Firestone Walker Barrelworks, Buellton

  • Feral One (Belgian-Style Lambic or Sour Ale)

Heroes Restaurant and Brewery, Riverside

  • Boxcar Blonde Ale (Golden or Blonde Ale)

Karl Strauss Brewing Co., Costa Mesa

  • Singularity (American-Style Black Ale)

Pabst Brewing Co., Los Angeles

  • Olympia (American-Style Cream Ale)

Smog City Brewing Co., Torrance

  • Kumquat Saison (Belgian-Style Fruit Beer)

TAPS Fish House & Brewery, Brea

  • TAPS Kellerbier (Kellerbier or Zwickelbier)


Aftershock Brewing Co., Temecula

  • Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Ale (Herb and Spice Beer)

Dale Bros. Brewery, Upland

  • Nuff (American-Style Cream Ale)

Firestone Walker Barrelworks, Buellton

  • Sour Opal (Wood- and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer)

Institution Ale Co., Camarillo

  • Restraint (American-Style Brown Ale)

Noble Ale Works, Anaheim

  • Nose Candy (Session India Pale Ale)

TAPS Fish House & Brewery, Brea

  • Amend This! (American-Style or International-Style Pilsener)

In addition, TAPS Fish House & Brewery in Corona took home a win for Mid-Size Brewpub and Mid-Size Brewpub Brewer of the Year and Pabst Brewing Co. (Los Angeles) won for Large Brewing Company and Large Brewing Company Brewer of the Year.

Cheers to all the winners!

For a searchable list of all the GABF winners, click here.