Congratulations are in order for everyone at Bent Paddle Brewing Company as they were one of four Minnesota Brews to win a Gold Medal at The Great American Beer Festival in Denver Colorado.

According to Bring Me The News some 800 breweries from around the country were at the event bringing around 4,000 types of beer to sample. in all 12 beers from 11 Minnesota Breweries were honored including the four gold medal winners:

  • Bent Paddle Brewing of Duluth for its Saison in the classic Saison category.
  • Summit Brewing of St. Paul for its Keller Pils in the Kellerbier category.
  • Lakes & Legends of Minneapolis for its "Cool for the Summer" saison with cucumber and mint in the Field Beer category.
  • Steel Toe Brewing of St. Louis Park for its Dissent in the Export Stout category.

I have no idea what all these different categories mean but obviously it is a huge honor to be recognized let alone take home the gold from the biggest beer festival in the country!