Find out which Georgia beers took top honors at the 2017 Great American Beer Festival

Georgia breweries had an impressive showing at this year's Great American Beer Festival, held Oct. 5-7 in Denver.

Five Georgia breweries were recognized in seven categories. Moon River Brewing Co. in Savannah was a big winner -- the brewery got a gold in the Belgian-style Witbier category with its Wild Wacky Wit and was also named Mid-Sized Brewpub and Mid-Sized Brewpub Brewer of the Year.

The rest of the Georgia winners hailed from Atlanta:

Monday Night Brewing received a bronze in the Chocolate Beer category for Tears of My Enemies and a silver in the Other Strong Beer category for Laissez-Faire ( Tears of My Enemies also won the Commonwealth Cup at this year's Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fest)

Torched Hop Brewing Co. received a silver in the Coffee Beer category for It’s 8 O’clock Somewhere

Max Lager's Wood-Fired Grill & Brewery received a silver in the Fruited Wood and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer category for BA Excommunication

SweetWater Brewing Co. received a bronze in the American Style Pale Ale category for its Triple Tail

Only two Georgia breweries took home awards in 2016 at the annual event , which recognizes breweries across the country in more than 98 categories (and also allows attendees to sample more than 3,900 beers).

Click here for a complete list of winners.


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Yvonne Zusel
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