The 2018 Great American Beer Festival has wrapped up with over 800 breweries pouring over 4,000 craft beers, and five Indiana beers from four different breweries came back to the Hoosier State as winners! Winning breweries included Flix Brewhouse in Carmel, Taxman Brewing Co. in Bargersville, The Tap Brewery in Bloomington and Upland Brewing Co. in Bloomington.
The Brewers of Indiana Guild is proud of our member breweries that represented Indiana at the competition and festival with some of the country’s best beers:
Kill the Lights – The Tap Brewery, Bloomington Medal: Gold Beer Style: Imperial Stout
This full-bodied smooth and silky imperial stout delivers robust malty sweetness up front moving into a roasted malt character and accented by notable hop character. Roasty, rich & complex.
Pouring bright golden orange with a glowing translucent haze, this gose has the unmistakable flavor of mango and passion fruit and is slightly salty with notes of lemon and a crisp, dry finish. It’s a sure bet that it will make a doubly pleasant citrus impression.
This Belgian-Style Tripel lets the Pilsner malt and yeast character shine. Light and drinkable, yet complex featuring citrus notes and a peppery finish from the Belgian yeast, this unassuming beast of a beer masks the high alcohol extremely well.