September 29, 2023
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Several tri-county breweries bring home hardware at The Great American Beer Festival


Seven tri-county breweries took home a total of eight medals during this year’s The Great American Beer Festival. (Photo courtesy of The Great American Beer Festival)


The Great American Beer Festival took place on Oct. 5-7. It is the premier beer festival and competition in the U.S. with the largest collection of beers served in a public tasting event in the country. The festival took place in Denver and five Central Coast breweries took home a total of eight medals from the competition. Here’s a list tri-county breweries and their award-winning beers.

  • Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company in Buellton
    • Silver: Hoppy Poppy IPA in English-Style IPAs
    • Bronze: Lighter Than I Look in Dark Lagers
    • Bronze: Wrangler Wheat in American-Style Wheat Beers with Yeast
  • Central Coast Brewing Company in San Luis Obispo
    • Gold: Monterey Street in American-Style Pale Ales
  • Firestone Walker Brewing Company in Paso Robles
    • Silver: 10 Buck Chuck in Mixed-Culture Brett Beers
    • Bronze: Pivo in German-Style Pilsners
  • Captain Fatty’s in Goleta
    • Gold: Kalliope in Berliner-Style Weisse
  • Casa Agria Specialty Ales in Oxnard
    • Gold: El Sur in Belgian-Style Lambic or Sour Ale