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Great American Beer Festival® Winner

October 10, 2011

Great Basin Brewing Company Wins Bronze for Outlaw Oatmeal Stout at the Great American Beer Festival®

RENO, Nev. (October 10, 2011) – Great Basin Brewing Company won the bronze medal for its Outlaw Oatmeal Stout at the Great American Beer Festival, which took place in Denver, Colorado September 29 to October 1, 2011. This year, the Great American Beer Festival judged 83 different beer categories based on parameters unique to each beer style. When judges decide a category contains three excellent examples of the style, they award gold, silver and bronze medals that are recognized around the world as symbols of brewing excellence. With more than 3,900 brews entered into the competition, these awards are among the most coveted in the industry. The 2011 event hosted more than 49,000 attendees, with tickets selling out within one week.

"We are honored to be among the 248 medals awarded at the festival this year. It shows how truly difficult this competition is,” said Bonda Young, owner of Great Basin Brewing Company. “Great Basin continues to bring to Nevada some of the best beers in America and we are very proud of that fact."

Great Basin Brewing Company’s Outlaw Oatmeal Stout has won several industry awards for excellence throughout the years, including silver medals from the World Beer Cup in 2008 and 2002. The winning brew will be celebrated at a special event at Great Basin Brewing Company:

A Shout Out to Stout

~ Taste Award-Winning Stouts from Around the World ~ Thursday, October 27 starting @ 5pm

Great Basin Brewing Company

5525 S. Virginia Street, Reno, NV 775.284.7711

About The Great American Beer Festival 

The Great American Beer Festival is hosted by The Brewers Association – a not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers, their craft beers and the community of brewing enthusiasts. More than 520 brewers participate in the competition, which celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2011. For more information about The Great American Beer Festival, visit greatamericanbeerfestival.com.

About Great Basin Brewing Company

Great Basin Brewing Company, Nevada’s oldest and most award-winning brewery, has two restaurant/ brewery locations in Reno and Sparks, Nevada.  Great Basin also features a tasting room at the Taps and Tanks production brewery in Reno. The brewery offers a full menu and a wide variety of beers — four flagship beers and many seasonal brewmaster specials, many having won awards at the most prestigious Great American Beer Festival and the World Beer Cup. For more information about Great Basin Brewing Company, visit greatbasinbrewingco.com.