Celebrating the suds and hops for 40 years, the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) just tapped its 2022 winners. Great Beer Now reports, there were roughly 10,000 American beers entered into this year’s competition, with 2,154 breweries represented in 100 different categories.

The annual GABF competition is judged by a professional panel of judges where ticket holders to the event can sample as many as they want.

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The three beers that best represent each beer-style category are recognized around the world as symbols of brewing excellence with Gold, Silver, or Bronze medals.

This year's GABF did not feature any South Dakota breweries that we could find on the site.

Below is a list of Iowa and Minnesota winners:

Bronze Specialty Beer
Peanut Butter Porter - Lake Time Brewery Clear Lake, IA

Silver Bock: Bonspiel Bock - Forgotten Star Brewing Co. Fridley, MN
Silver Sweet Stout or Cream Stout - Drop Forge Milk Stout - Pantown Brewing Co. Saint Cloud, MN
Silver German-Style Koelsch - Kold Shoulder Wooden Hill Brewing Co. Edina, MN
Gold German Dark Lager - Bent Paddle Dunkel Lager Bent Paddle Brewing Co. Duluth, MN
Gold Irish-Style Red Ale - Equanimity Ursa Minor Brewing Duluth, MN
Gold Other Hoppy Lager - Avant Insight Brewing Minneapolis, MN
Gold Other Strong Beer - Dark Skies Forgotten Star Brewing Co. Fridley, MN

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