Our very own Westlake Brewing Co. in Deep Ellum, who we spent some time getting to know earlier this year, took home a medal. Their beer Peter Porter won gold in the brown porter category.
Brewer Peter Hemmingsen, who named the beer like it’s his own son, says that dry and easy-drinking English-style beers have always been a favorite of his. He attributes his success to "authentic malts from the UK to build a true-to-style porter, matched with a proper water profile and a healthy fermentation."
Another North Texas brewery took home a medal. With impeccable timing, Fort Worth’s Cowtown Brewing Co. won silver in the Dortmunder or German-Style Oktober category for their beer High Brau, a 5.5% ABV brewed with German malts and Czech Saaz hops.
In all, 10 Texas breweries brought home 13 medals; three took home two each.
True Anomaly Brewing in Houston won a gold for Sea of Waves in the wood- and barrel-aged sour beers and a silver for Scout in the international lager category.
Real Ale Brewing Co. from Blanco won a bronze for Oktoberfest in the German-Styler Maerzen and a silver for Real Heavy, a Scotch Ale.
Galveston Bay Beer Co. won bronze for Bull Shark, a Scottish-style ale and Captian’s Coffee Stout won bronze in coffee stout or porter.
You can find the full list of winners on the GABF site.