#NCBeer Brings Home 13 GABF Medals in 2018


The hard work and creativity of North Carolina brewers was recognized across categories this year at the 2018 Great American Beer Festival in Denver Colorado. Out of 102 beer-style categories, and 8,496 total entries, North Carolina was represented as a gold, silver, or bronze medalist in 12 unique categories, and brought home 13 medals overall.

American-Belgo-Style Ale

  • Gold - Crank Arm Brewing Co., Whitewall Wheat (Raleigh)

  • Silver - Brown Truck Brewery, #4.5 Dry Hopped Saison (High Point)

American-Style Lager

  • Gold - Appalachian Mountain Brewery, Lager (Boone)

English-Style Summer Ale

  • Bronze - Triple C Brewing, Zest A Peel (Charlotte)

​Extra Special Bitter

  • Silver - Hillman Beer, ESB (Asheville)

Fruited American-Style Sour Ale

  • Gold - BearWaters Brewing Co., Pink Passionfruit Sour (Canton)

​Fruited Wood and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer

  • Gold - Wooden Robot, Réserve Dorée de Pêche (Charlotte)


  • Bronze - D9 Brewing Co., Brewer’s Day Off (Cornelius)

​Historical Beer

  • Silver - Divine Barrel Brewing, The BIG Lubelski (Charlotte)

Ordinary or Special Bitter
  • Silver - Carolina Brewery, Copperline Amber Ale (Chapel Hill / Pittsboro)

Pumpkin/Squash Beer or Pumpkin Spice Beer

  • Gold - NoDa Brewing Co., Gordgeous (Charlotte)

​Session India Pale Ale

  • Bronze - Little City Brewing Company, Mosaic Reprise (Raleigh)

South German-Style Hefeweizen
  • Gold - Little Brother Brewing, Civil Rest (Greensboro)


Congratulations to our NC medalists! Thank you for representing North Carolina beer so well!