Helltown takes Bronze in English-Style Brown Ale at GABF

Helltown Brewing took home Bronze in the English-Style Brown Ale Category at the Great American Beer Festival Competition in Colorado for their Mischievous Brown Ale.

The Great American Beer Festival is the world’s largest commercial beer competition, presented by the Brewer’s Association, and recognizes the most outstanding beers produced in the United States. Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals were awarded on October 5th at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, in 107 beer categories covering over 174 different beer styles, establishing the best examples of each style in the country.

Mischievous Brown is a Helltown favorite—a traditional southern English-style brown ale, brewed with European malts to make it a rich, malty, full-bodied ale with a subtle hint of fruitiness on the nose and palate.

“We are honored to have won Bronze at the GABF over the weekend,” says founder and president of Helltown, Shawn Gentry. He continues, “It is a great achievement for the team to have competed against many accomplished breweries from across the country and be recognized for the quality of our beer.”

In the 33rd edition of the GABF competition, 9,497 entries were submitted to the general competition, along with 113 Pro-Am and 70 Collaboration entries. The beer was made by 2,295 breweries from across the nation, with entries from all 50 states plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Judging took place over the course of three days, with an international panel of 322 judges from 18 countries.

“This year’s GABF competition was the largest and most competitive to date,” said Chris Swersey, competition manager, Great American Beer Festival. “The beers and talent were as impressive as ever, and I’m thrilled to congratulate this year’s winners for their achievements in brewing.”

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