The winner were announced for the 2006 Great American Beer Festival earlier today. California won a total of 39 medals, more than any other state. California brewers won 11 gold medals, 15 silver and 13 bronze. Next was Colorado with 28 medals followed by Wisconsin with 18. Oregon came in 4th with 14 medals and Washington was in 6th place with nine medals. The BA has a full list of the winners available.
Healdsburg, California’s Bear Republic Brewing won Brewery & Brewer of the Year in the Small Brewing Company category.