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Judging the beers. Photo courtesy of Brewers Association

Minnesota breweries took home some hardware at the 2021 The Great American Beer Festival awards on Friday.

🥇 Gold
  • German Dark Lager: Schwartzbier, Forgotten Star Brewing Co. (Fridley)
🥈 Silver
  • Imperial Stout: Barbarian, Warrior Brewing Co. (Duluth)
🥉 Bronze
  • German Dark Lager: Schwarzenlager, Little Thistle Brewing Co., (Rochester)
  • Belgian-Style Ale: Farm Girl, Lift Bridge Brewing Co. (Stillwater)
  • Oatmeal Stout: Breakfast for Supper, Thousand Lakes Brewing Co., (Parkers Prairie)
  • Herb and Spice Beer: Stranger in the Alps, Fair State Brewing Cooperative (Minneapolis)

See the full list of winners here.

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