Parkers Prairie Brewery Wins Big at Great American Beer Festival

13 Sep 2021


One of the largest annual competitions and celebrations of craft beer -- the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) -- was held last week in Denver, Colorado. Thousands of breweries from around the country submitted thousands more beers to be judged by a panel of 170 judges for a shot at a bronze, silver or gold medal. According to the Brewers Association, a total of 2,192 breweries from all 50 states plus Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico submitted some 9,680 craft beer entries in 97 beer categories covering 175 different beer styles in 2021. The final awards ceremony was held Friday night, September 10, and several Minnesota breweries -- including a little, underrated brewery in Parkers Prairie -- won big.

Thousand Lakes Brewing Company in Parkers Prairie announced their win late Friday night on social media. "Hey look at that! We won a @greatamericanbeerfestival GABF bronze for our Breakfast for Supper tonight!" The caption accompanied a photo of head brewer and primary owner Matt Harren with a pint of his award-winning beer and a GABF medal displayed on his phone.

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