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These Colorado beers received awards at the 2019 Great American Beer Festival

GABF took over the Colorado Convention Center drawing thousands to the 38th annual event

DENVER — The 38th annual Great American Beer Festival (GABF), held each year at the Colorado Convention Center, featured more than 800 breweries and 4,000 beers.

This year's event was Oct. 3, 4 and 5, so better luck next year if you didn't make it to the largest collection of U.S. beer served in a public tasting event.

According to GABF's website:

The Professional Judge Panel awards gold, silver or bronze medals that are recognized around the world as symbols of brewing excellence. These awards are among the most coveted in the industry and heralded by the winning brewers in their national advertising.

Five different three-hour judging sessions take place over the three-day period during the week of the festival. Judges are assigned beers to evaluate in their specific area of expertise and never judge their own product or any product in which they have a concern.

>> See all the beer styles that are judged

Here are the 2019 winners from Colorado: 


Beer name: More Dodge Less RAM
Comrade Brewing Co., Denver |  American-Style India Pale Ale

Beer name: Superpower IPA
Comrade Brewing Co., Denver | American-Style Strong Pale Ale

Beer name: Junebug
Echo Brewing Co., Erie | Belgian- and French-Style Ale

Beer name: Get The Funk Out
Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project, Denver | Belgian-Style Lambic or Sour Ale

Beer name: Fu Fighter
Good River Beer, Denver | Belgian-Style Pale Strong Ale

Beer name: Way West Wit
Zuni Street Brewing Co., Denver | Belgian-Style Witbier

Beer name: Boombastic Hazy IPA
Holidaily Brewing Co., Golden | Gluten-Free Beer

Beer name: 1956 Golden Ale
Bootstrap Brewing, Longmont | Golden or Blonde Ale

Beer name: A&M Honey Bock
BJ's Restaurant & Brewery - Boulder, Boulder | Honey Beer

Beer name: Extra Extra Juicy Bits
WeldWerks Brewing Co., Greeley | Juicy or Hazy Imperial India Pale Ale

Beer name: Northstar Imperial Porter
Twisted Pine Brewing Co., Boulder | Other Strong Beer

Beer name: Knuckle Dragger
Dueces Wild Brewery, Colorado Springs | Scotch Ale

Beer name: Amburana Dream
Denver Beer Co. - Olde Town Arvada, Arvada | Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer

>> See Colorado's silver and bronze medalists

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2019 Champion Breweries:

Mid-Size Brewpub and Mid-Size Brewpub Brewer of the Year:
Westbound & Down Brewing Co., Idaho Springs

Small Brewing Company and Small Brewing Company Brewer of the Year:
Comrade Brewing Co., Denver

>> See all champion breweries

Watch below: The history of the GABF

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