Fonta Flora, Wicked Weed bring home awards at GABF

Wicked Weed co-owner Walt Dickinson toasts the crowd during the groundbreaking ceremony of the brewery's new Candler facility this year. Photo by Hayley Benton

The winners of this year’s Great American Beer Festival have been announced, and North Carolina breweries took home eight medals from the contest.

More than 6,700 beers from 1,552 breweries entered this year’s massive competition, which was judged by more than 200 people from 15 countries.

Fonta Flora Brewery (Morganton) brings home a gold medal with their Beets, Rhymes and Life saison in the Field Beer category.

Wicked Weed Brewing (Asheville) snags a silver with their Pernicious IPA in the American-Style India Pale Ale category.

Other North Carolina breweries who garnered medals include Sycamore Brewing and Triple C Brewing Co. in Charlotte, Gibb’s Hundred Brewing Company in Greensboro, The Miller’s Toll in Raleigh and Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery in Farmville.

Click here for a full list of winners in all categories.



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