Tap & Growler Fest celebrates Great American Beer Festival Winners


Eugene, Oregon’s The Tap & Growler will hold their 2nd Annual Great Tap & Growler Beer Fest to celebrate the medal winners from the 2014 Great American Beer Festival in Denver. With over 3,500 entered beers, winning a medal is difficult and highly coveted among breweries. Several local and west coast breweries won medals and those will be the focus for the 20+ brews showcased.

New Gold, Silver, or Bronze medal winning beers from 2014, as well as a few from previous years, will be introduced throughout the week starting Monday, November 10th thru Friday the 14th. The Tap & Growler will release beers from different West Coast regions each day throughout the week. They will also have special events with a few multi-award winning breweries throughout the week.


The release dates and event schedule are as follows:

Monday Nov 10th, California Day

American-Belgo-Style Ale –  Bronze: Le Freak, Green Flash Brewing Co., San Diego, CA

German-Style Pilsener – Gold: Pivo, Firestone Walker Brewing Co., Paso Robles, CA

Imperial Stout – Bronze: Narwhal Imperial Stout, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Chico, CA

Other Belgian-Style Ale – Gold: Witty Moron, Stone Brewing – Liberty Station, San Diego, CA

Tuesday Nov 11th, Central, Southern & Eastern Oregon Day

American-Style Wheat Beer –  Bronze: Amber Waves, 10 Barrel Brewing Co., Bend, OR

American-Style Stout – Bronze: P2P, 10 Barrel Brewing Co., Bend, OR

Field Beer – Gold: Cucumber Crush, 10 Barrel Brewing Co., Bend, OR

International-Style Pale Ale – Gold: Hand Truck Pale Ale, Barley Brown’s Beer, Baker City, OR

Barley Brown’s Pallet Jack (2013 Gold)

Classic English-Style Pale Ale – Silver: Caldera Ashland Amber, Caldera Brewing Co., Ashland, OR

Wednesday Nov 12th, Portland Day & Breakside Brewery Promo Night 6-9PM

American-Style India Pale Ale – Gold: Breakside IPA, Breakside Brewery, Milwaukie, OR

American-Style Strong Pale Ale – Bronze: Breakside Wanderlust IPA, Breakside Brewery, Milwaukie, OR

American-Style Wheat Beer With Yeast –Silver: Hefeweizen, Widmer Brothers, Portland, OR

American-Style Sour Ale – Silver: Myrtle, The Commons Brewery, Portland, OR

Gluten-Free Beer –  Gold: Dark Ale, Ground Breaker Brewing, Portland, OR

Thursday Nov 13th, Oregon Coast Day & Pelican Brewery Promo Night 6-9PM

Belgian-Style Fruit Beer – Bronze: Poire du Pélican, Pelican Pub & Brewery, Pacific City, OR

English-Style Summer Ale – Bronze: Surfer’s Summer Ale, Pelican Brewing Co., Tillamook, OR

Kellerbier or Zwickelbier – Gold: Gold Beach Lager, Arch Rock Brewing Co., Gold Beach, OR

European-Style Dunkel – Silver: Buoy Dunkel, Buoy Beer Co., Astoria, OR

Friday Nov 14th, Smoked Beer & Saison Day

French- and Belgian-Style Saison – Bronze: Saison-Brett, Boulevard Brewing Co., Kansas City, MO

Smoke Beer – Bronze: Alaskan Smoked Porter 2013, Alaskan Brewing Co., Juneau, AK

Dupont Triomfbier (Smoked Saison not in GABF)

For more info on the Great Tap & Growler Beer Festival please visit www.TapandGrowler.com, www.facebook.com/TapandGrowler, or www.twitter.com/tapandgrowler.

When:        Sunday, November 10th – 14th 11:30 to close

Where:    The Tap & Growler

        5th Street and Pearl

        Downtown Eugene

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Founder of The New School and most frequent contributor Ezra Johnson-Greenough has worked in the craft beer industry for almost 10 years, doing everything from illustrating beer labels to bartending at renowned beer bars and breweries like Belmont Station, Apex, Laurelwood and Upright Brewing. He has also had a hand in creating events like the Portland Fruit Beer Festival, Portland Beer Week, and the Brewing up Cocktails series. He is available for freelance consultation in marketing, events, graphic design and branding. Contact: SamuraiArtist@NewSchoolBeer.com