Jekyll Brewing Wins Coveted Brewing Honor in German-Style Maerzen category

We are so excited to announce that we won a silver medal at the 2016 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 96 beer-style categories were announced October 8th at the Great American Beer Festival awards ceremony held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado.

“Receiving a medal at the Great American Beer Festival is something that has always been a dream of mine. I’m so excited for all our brewers and cellarmen; they have worked so hard in making this possible. This great accomplishment has made us more eager to push the limits on creating the best beer possible.” said Josh Rachel, Brewmaster/Co-Owner at Jekyll Brewing.

Jekyll Brewing was recognized in the German-Style Maerzen beer-style category for our Seven Bridges beer, a German-Style Maerzen that is full-bodied, sweet, and bready. In true Marzen-style fashion, this beer is brewed dark copper in color and has a mild hop presence.

The 2016 GABF competition winners were selected by an international panel of 264 expert judges from the record number of 7,227 entries, plus 88 Pro-Am entries, received from 1,752 U.S. breweries. “The innovation, creativity and flavor of American beers was well showcased at this year’s Great American Beer Festival,” said Chris Swersey, Competition Manager of the Great American Beer Festival. “This was the most competitive competition to date, with a record number of entries. Congratulations to all the winners who truly demonstrated the best of America’s beer culture,” he continued.

For more GABF competition information, including the 2016 winners list and photos, visit

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