Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

Big GABF 2018 News! We've now won 23 GABF Medals!

Posted by Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. on September 22, 2018


We are so proud to have just won three medals at this year's Great American Beer Festival! Our family-owned craft brewery has brought home 17 industry accolades so far this year, and just added GABF Gold for Davy Brown Ale, Bronze for Hoppy Poppy IPA, and Bronze for Figtoberfest Lager. This brings our total GABF award count to a whopping 23!

This year’s festival in Denver, CO brought together 800 breweries, 4000 beers, and 62,000 fans. The competition portion of the event pitted a record 2,404 breweries with 8,864 beers against one another in 104 categories, with 293 judges from 13 countries blind tasting each beer for ranking. Our total count for GABF medals now sits at 23! A feat we are tremendously proud of as we approach our 8th anniversary.

“To see our team’s dedication to top quality beer be awarded at this esteemed event is extremely gratifying” shares Jaime Dietenhofer, half of the father-and-son team that founded our brewery in 2010. “My dad and I are so proud of everything our crew has achieved this year, and this kind of recognition from the GABF judges just propels that positive momentum even further.”

figueroa mountain Great American Beer Fest 2018 medal wins

Our Buellton HQ expansion and the launch of our new cans, has made 2018 a busy year. This year of growth shows no signs of slowing down, with demand for cans high and production brewing and packaging rates breaking our company records!

Our achievement in the German-style Oktoberfest category comes just in time for next week's Figtoberfest celebrations on September 29th at all our taprooms. Check out and for details and locations.

Our 2018 wins to date include:

2018 Great American Beer Festival
GOLD Davy Brown Ale in American-style Brown Ale
BRONZE Figtoberfest in German-style Oktoberfest
BRONZE Hoppy Poppy in English-style India Pale Ale

2018 World Beer Cup
GOLD I Dunkeled In My Pants 
SILVER Stagecoach Stout
SILVER Red Rock Imperial Red

2018 Los Angeles International Beer Competition
GOLD Fig Mtn Light Lager
GOLD I Dunkeled In My Pants  
GOLD Magpie Porter 
GOLD Hoppy Poppy IPA
GOLD Davy Brown Ale
SILVER Stearns Stout 
SILVER Stagecoach Stout
BRONZE Lighter Than I Look

San Diego International Beer Festival 
GOLD Lighter Than I Look
BRONZE I Dunkeled In My Pants  
BRONZE Davy Brown Ale

Congratulations to our team and let's raise a glass tonight!