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Montana, Wyoming breweries take home awards in national beer competition

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Montana and Wyoming breweries brought home some hardware last weekend after the annual Great American Beer Festival in Denver.

Montana breweries took home four medals. Wyoming beer makers took home six.

Billings-based Uberbrew, a staple in the state's craft beer scene, earned a silver medal in the 2017 competition for 'Canu', a cream ale style brew. The brewery is no stranger to the national spotlight, they have been taking home prestigious awards since they first started out.

"We had to come in with world class beer to match the world class beer that comes from places like Draught Works in Missoula and Montana Brewing Company right here in town," said Mark Hastings, Uberbrew co-owner. "We have six world-class breweries within walking distance of Uberbrew, so we wanted to bring out A-game when we opened and I think we have."

Over 8,000 beers were entered as part of the annual competition, coming from nearly 2,900 breweries across the country.

Here is a list of the Montana and Wyoming winners:

GOLD - Red Lodge Ales Brewing Company, Glacier Ale (German Style Altbier) - Red Lodge, MT

GOLD - Melvin Brewing, Hubert MPA (American Style Strong Pale Ale) - Alpine, WY

GOLD - Melvin Brewing, Wet Hop Melvin (Fresh or Wet Hop Ale) - Alpine, WY

GOLD - Snake River Brewing Company, Speargun Coffee Milk Stout (Coffee Stout or Porter) - Jackson, WY

SILVER - Uberbrew, Canü (American Style Cream Ale) - Billings, MT

SILVER - Lewis & Clark Brewing Co., Miner's Gold Hefeweizen (American Style Wheat Beer with Yeast) - Helena, MT

SILVER - Black Tooth Brewing Co., Bomber Mountain (Irish Style Red Ale) - Sheridan, WY

BRONZE - Philipsburg Brewing Co., 5 Phantoms Pumpkin Spice Barleywine (Pumpkin/Squash Beer) - Philipsburg, MT

BRONZE - Coal Creek TAP, Heavy 80 Scotch Ale (Scottish Style Ale) - Laramie, WY

Brewery Group and Brewery Group Brewer of the Year - Melvin Brewing, Alpine, WY

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