Boise Brewing awarded Bronze at the Great American Beer Fest!

September 24, 2018 3:25 PM | Jennifer Mauk (Administrator)


Josh Letsinger








September 24, 2018

Boise Brewing Awarded Bronze Medal at the Great American Beer Festival®

Black Cliffs Honored for Brewing Excellence in American Stout

Boise, ID • September 22—Boise Brewing received a bronze medal at the 2018 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition. Presented by the Brewers Association, GABF is the largest commercial beer competition in the world and recognizes the most outstanding beers produced in the United States. The top three winners in the competition’s 102 beer-style categories were announced September 22 at the Great American Beer Festival awards ceremony held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado. 

Boise Brewing was recognized in the American Stout beer-style category for its Black Cliffs, a roast-y, hoppy treat. It is well balanced with rich chocolate and coffee tones and plentiful Northwest hop character. Pine and citrus aromas play well with the dark malt aromas and the body and mouth feel are all a stout should be. This was brewed as our first Community Supported Beer and still one of Lance’s favorites.

Boise Brewing accepting the Bronze Medal for Black Cliffs American Style Stout. This is the fourth year in a row Boise Brewing has received a medal at GABF.

The 2018 GABF competition winners were selected by an international panel of 293 expert judges from 8,496 entries, received from 2,404 U.S. breweries, plus 101 Pro-Am and 49 Collaboration entries.

“The 32nd edition of the GABF competition yielded a remarkable turnout of the country’s most exemplary beers,” said Chris Swersey, competition manager, Great American Beer Festival. “I’m continuously impressed by contenders’ talent and passion and would like to extend congratulations to this year’s winners for their excellence in brewing.”

For more GABF competition information, including the 2018 winners list and photos, visit

Nestled in the heart of downtown Boise, “halfway between the campus and the capital,” Boise Brewing is the only community owned brewery in Idaho. Now with over 450 owners holding stock in the company, they are looking to expand the notion of “community supported beer”. Recently awarded a gold medal in the World Beer Cup Awards 2018 for their Black Cliffs American Style Stout they are staying true to their commitment to quality as their geographic reach gets longer. For more information on Boise Brewing, please visit

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