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Minnesota wins at the Great American Beer Festival

Congrats to the four Minnesota brewery winners at the 2007 GABF.

Two golds were taken.  First was for Surly’s Coffee Bender in the category ‘Coffee Flavored Beer’.  The next was Herkimer ‘s  Alt in ‘German Style Brown Ale/Düsseldorf Style Altbier.’

Two bronzes were also grabbed… Summit for it’s Extra Pale Ale in ‘Classic English Style Pale Ale’ and Pigs Eye Pilsner in ‘International-Style Pilsener’.

Winners list here:


  1. HT says:

    I haven’t had a chance to sample the Coffee Bender yet. Is anyone currently pouring it?

  2. ryan says:

    Congrats! Coffee Bender, Summit EPA and Herkimer’s Alt are all thoroughly enjoyed in the Anderson/Bacon household.

    It’s been a while, but I’ve had my share of Pig’s Eye in the past as well!

  3. HT says:

    Whoops…just saw that the Triple Rock has it tomorrow. Anywhere else?

  4. ryan says:

    Not that I know of… Coffee Bender isn’t terribly common.

  5. surlybrewer says:

    Cafe Twenty Eight has it on currently and it is the same batch that was sent to the GABF and was at ABR. Call to see if it still on 612-926-2800

  6. Trav says:

    Hamms took gold for American Lager too, not really an MN brew anymore, but former at least.

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