Episode 399 – IL GABF Winners 2021
In a record year at the Great American Beer Festival, Illinois breweries captured 16 medals across a wide variety of styles. We ran all over Chicagoland to assemble six of the medal winning beers to sample while sharing a pretty comprehensive history of Illinois beers at GABF in the 21st century. Also, we pitch some ideas for Extreme Bingo, play a game of Stumptappd about beers with depressing movie names, and get stuck between a glitter bomb and a jamband. More lactose categories next year, please.
Alarmist Brewing – Midwest Royalty (Bronze Medal in American-Style Lager)
Pollyanna Brewing Co. – Party Penguin (Bronze Medal in Other Strong Beer)
DESTIHL Brewery – DeadHead IPA Series: Haze of the Dead (Bronze Medal in Juicy or Hazy Imperial India Pale Ale)
Old Irving Brewing Co. – Della (Silver Medal in German-Style Koelsch)
Short Fuse Brewing Co. – Tropical Hurt Locker (Silver Medal in Fruited American Sour Ale)
Will County Brewing Co. – Bamm Bamm Loves Pebbles (Gold Medal in Fruit Wheat Beer)
For the complete spreadsheet of Illinois’ GABF Medal History, click here.