Beer-lovers eagerly watched the awards ceremony of the 2016 Great American Beer Festival over the weekend, which seemed to prove what we already knew - San Diego breweries know a thing or two about great beer.
We want to send a congratulations to our hometown beer-heroes who walked away with some hardware at this year's competition. The winners are listed in order of beer name, style category and brewery.
Queen of Tarts, American-Style Sour Ale - Karl Strauss Brewing Co.
Windansea Wheat, South German-Style Hefeweizen - Karl Strauss Brewing Co.
Old Numbskull, Barley Wine-Style Ale - AleSmith Brewing Co.
Tabula Rasa Toasted Porter, Robust Porter - Second Chance Beer Co.
Brown, American-Style Brown Ale - Culture Brewing Co., Solana Beach
Ole Prospector Red Ale, American-Style Amber Red/Ale - BNS Brewing & Distilling Co.
Oatmeal Stout, Session Beer - Benchmark Brewing Co.
The Contender IPA with Fresh Chilis, Chili Beer - Duck Foot Brewing Co.
Gatling Gun Imperial Stout - BNS Brewing & Distilling Co.
The Volcanist, American-Style Strong Pale Ale - Societe Brewing Co.
HFS, American-Style Strong Pale Ale - Alesmith Brewing Co.
Roes Red, Belgian-Style Lambic or Sour Ale - Pure Project Mosaic
Session IPA, Session India Pale Ale - Karl Strauss Brewing Co.
Liquid AC, English-Style Summer Ale - Karl Strauss Brewing Co.
Zumbar Chocolate Coffee Imperial Stout, Coffee Beer - New English Brewing Co.
Mother Earth ESB, Extra Special Bitter - Mother Earth Brew Co.
High-five to all the hardworking brewers out there who represented San Diego at this year's Great American Beer Festival. An extra thumbs-up goes to the team over at at Karl Strauss Brewing Co., who also won mid-size brewery of the year. Cheers!
Source: Discover SD