Best In Show: Flying Dog Wins Huge At GABF
Every dog has its day. But on September 26th, 2009 at The Great American Beer Festival, Flying Dog Brewery had one of our best days. Ever. With 3,308 beers entered by 495 breweries, Flying Dog took home gold medals for our Dogtoberfest Marzen, Gonzo Imperial Porter, 2007 Vintage Horn Dog Barley Wine and a silver medal for whiskey-barrel-aged Gonzo Imperial Porter.
And now, for the grand finale (get ready with the drum-roll sound effect), we won “2009 Mid-Size Brewing Company of the Year!” This prestigious award is based on the number of medals won and type of medals during this year’s Great American Beer Festival. The mid-sized brewery category included all breweries that produce between 15,000 and 2,000,000 barrels of beer, which includes 76 breweries.
We’re deeply honored to receive this award, and love getting the recognition for something we and our wonderful fans (that means you) already know: that Flying Dog Brewery is one of the hardest working, hardest playing breweries out there. We’d also like to thank the presenting sponsor, Crosby & Baker Ltd.
So go out and celebrate with us by drinking some award-winning Flying Dog beer! Cheers!