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GABF recognizes brewery achievement.

The Great American Beer Festival was held Oct. 5-7 in Denver, CO. Thousands of beer enthusiasts attended, sampling beer from American breweries large and small. The Association of Brewers, sponsors of the event, awarded medals to beers in 55 separate categories (see medals listings beginning on page 3). The AOB also recognized the achievements of individual brewers and breweries, singling out several companies and brewmasters for special acclaim. These awards, which were presented in Denver, are noted here:

* Small Brewing Company of the Year: Snake River Brewing Co.

* Small Brewing Company Brewmaster of the Year: Chris Erickson

* Mid-Size Brewing Company of the Year: New Belgium Brewing Co.

* Mid-Size Brewing Company Brewmaster of the Year: Jeff Lebesch

* Large Brewing Company of the Year: Anheuser-Busch, Inc.

* Large Brewing Company Brewmaster of the Year: Not available at press-time.

* Small Brewpub of the Year: Pelican Pub & Brewery

* Small Brewpub Brewmaster of the Year: Darron R. S. Welch

* Large Brewpub of the Year: John Harvard's Brew House - Boston

* Large Brewpub Brewmaster of the Year: Tim Morse
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Publication:Modern Brewery Age
Date:Oct 23, 2000
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