Peticolas Brewing Company in Dallas Wins Gold Medal at Great American Beer Festival

The largest commercial beer competition in the world took place this weekend in Denver, Colorado. Judges at the 2012 Great American Beer Festival handed out 254 medals. The most significant one, to us anyway, is the gold medal they bestowed on Peticolas Brewing Company’s Royal Scandal, one of 29 entries in the Classic English-Style Pale Ale. Not bad for a brewery that has only been open since January!

Michael Peticolas shows off his gold medal.

Rahr & Sons Brewing in Fort Worth returned home with silver medal in the Scotch Ale competition for their Iron Thistle and Humperdinks Restaurant and Brewery in Dallas won a bronze medal in American-Style Amber Lager for their Uberbrau. H/T to Disher BL.

Here are all of the winners.


  • Cheers! Glad to see a local brewery representing well at the competition! If you haven’t tried their beer, go down to Double Wide or The Flying Saucer in Addison and try some.

  • Senor

    PBR won a gold medal, too. Does that taint Peticolas’ victory? Hope not.

  • FW Food Girl

    Love when the haters like Senor come out. Congrats to Michael and his family on this honor.

  • Senor

    Not a hater at all. There’s so much sarcasm on the Internet, it’s difficult to tell when folks are being sincere. I was, by the way.

  • FW Food Girl

    Fair enough Senor. As someone in the Craft Beer Industry and as someone who attended GABF I can assure you Pabst winning Big Brewery of the year tarnishes their win in no way. I was actually thrilled to see Pabst win as they are stil employee owned and operated, and that they beat out the BIG 3.

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