This year marked the 30th anniversary of the Great American Beer Festival (GABF), the largest commercial beer competition in the world.
The 2016 GABF awarded 286 medals to breweries across the United States in 96 categories, including Honey Beer. Out of 64 entries in the Honey Beer category, Jetty Cream Ale by Great South Bay Brewery took home the gold with Spring Fever by FiftyFifty Brewing Co. taking silver, and Belgian Honey Blonde Ale by No Clue Craft Brewery taking bronze.
Jetty Cream Ale, Great South Bay Brewery – Brewed in a non-traditional cream ale fashion, this beer is light in body but not in flavor! Jetty Cream Ale blends choice pilsner malt, noble German hops, flaked corn and orange blossom honey for a sweet touch.
Spring Fever by FiftyFifty Brewing Co. – Known as a FiftyFifty’s Brewmaster’s Special, Spring Fever is brewed with lemongrass, orange peel and honey for a refreshing, smooth beer.
Belgian Honey Blonde Ale, No Clue Craft Brewery – Belgian Honey Blonde is No Clue’s Belgian style blonde ale brewed with honey and Belgian Abbey Yeast for a sweet flavor and honey aroma.
Congratulations to Great South Bay Brewery, FiftyFifty Brewing Co., No Clue Craft Brewery
and all other winners in the 2016 GABF.