Congrats to 2017 GABF Winnners!
It was great seeing so many talented brewers celebrating their hard work at the Great American Beer Festival. The White Labs Team was especially proud to witness a large number of our own valued customers go on stage to receive medals and fist bumps from Charlie! Our customers took home medals in 83 of the 98 categories - a great testament to the beers we are able to help these award-winning breweries create with our pure liquid yeast.
As with years past, we sponsored the official Welcome Reception along with Briess Malt & Ingredients Co. and YCH Hops, both who also co-sponsored the Pro-Am Competition with us and The Country Malt Group. Congrats to homebrewers Doug Thiel (gold), Daniel Tomkins (silver) and Mark Boelman (bronze), who took medals from this competition! We also hosted our customer appreciation event at Shag Lounge where many of you were able to stop by, talk with colleagues and enjoy drinks and pizza on us. Our beers were poured at the Welcome Reception as well as at the craftbeer.com section where GABF attendees could sample two beers with the same base made with different yeasts. Our White Labs Tasting Room in Boulder hosted many GABF attendees and breweries during the week pouring a variety of beers brewed on our San Diego, CA brewhouse.
The White Labs supported charity organization Beer4Boobs was at the festival selling merchandise and talking with beer fans about their commitment to financially supporting cancer research. While they are still tallying up the dollar amount made from sales, it’s safe to say that they were able to spread awareness about breast cancer and have fun while doing it.
All in all, it’s another great year in the books for the White Labs team. Congratulations again to all the medal winners and keep up the great work! See you next year in Denver, CO.