Brown. It's not a sexy word or a sexy color, and to most craft-beer drinkers, brown ales typically signify a boring beverage. But brown turned into gold, silver and bronze earlier this month when Colorado breweries swept the American-style Brown category at the Great American Beer Festival.
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In other words, brown is on the rebound.
Telluride Brewing, which already owns gold medals for its Face Down Brown at both the 2012 World Beer Cup and GABF, won another gold this year. Diebolt Brewing, which opened in September 2013, took silver. And Upslope Brewing in Boulder, which won a 2012 silver at GABF for its Brown Ale, took bronze.More »