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!
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.