Zipline Brewing Company wins bronze medal at Great American Beer Festival
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN)– Zipline Brewing Company was awarded a bronze medal at the
2021 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition, presented by the Brewers Association.
Zipline was recognized in the Dortmunder or German-Style Oktoberfest beer-style category for
its Festbier. The beer will be featured at this Saturday’s Oktoberfest at Zipline’s brewery
taproom (2100 Magnum Cir.) where fans can get a commemorative mug and specials on the
beer from 4-10 pm. The event follows Friday’s release of Zipline’s Mosaic IPA, itself the
recipient of a Silver Medal at the 2020 U.S. Beer Open.
The best beers in 97 beer categories covering 175 different beer styles (including all
subcategories) were awarded gold, silver, and bronze medals at a ceremony at the Bellco
Theatre in Denver on Friday evening during the Craft Brewers Conference.
“This beer has a special place among our fans and is eagerly anticipated every year” said
Brendan McGinn, Director of Brewing Operations at Zipline. “We feel Festbier is among the
best beers in our portfolio, and we are thrilled that it’s been recognized as such.”
Judging took place in 34 sessions over 17 days with strict health and safety measures in place.
170 judges evaluated 9,680 entries from 2,192 breweries from all 50 states plus Washington,
D.C., and Puerto Rico.
“Despite being forced to cancel the festival portion of GABF, our brewing community rallied
together to make this year’s GABF competition one for the books — our largest competition
judged to date,” said Chris Swersey, competition director, Great American Beer Festival. “Judges
continue to be impressed with the quality and innovation of all entries they evaluated. The
Brewers Association is proud to honor this year’s deserving winners.”