Migration Brewing Wins Bronze Medal at the Great American Beer Festival ®
Old Silenus Strong Ale Wins Coveted Brewing Honor in Old Ale or Strong Ale Category

Portland, Oregon • October 13, 2016— Migration Brewing earned a bronze medal at the 2016 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition. Presented by the Brewers Association, GABF is the largest commercial beer competition in the world and recognizes the most outstanding beers produced in the United States. The top three winners in the competition’s 96 beer-style categories were announced October 8th at the Great American Beer Festival awards ceremony held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado.



Migration Brewing Accepting Medal with Charlie Papazian Photo © 2016 Jason E. Kaplan













“We are thrilled as a company to receive this medal and prestigious recognition in our first year of entering the competition. We look forward to being a part of this great event for years to come!” said Mike Branes, Co-Owner and Head Brewer. Migration Brewing was recognized in the Old Ale or Strong Ale beer-style category for its Old Silenus, a hop-forward strong ale with deep malts and hints of cherry cocoa. Migration Brewing is a 1,500-barrel brewpub located in Portland, Oregon that specializes in producing a wide range of small-batch Northwest ales that feature fresh, quality ingredients.

The 2016 GABF competition winners were selected by an international panel of 264 expert judges from the record number of 7,227 entries, plus 88 Pro-Am entries, received from 1,752 U.S. breweries. “The innovation, creativity and flavor of American beers was well showcased at this year’s Great American Beer Festival,” said Chris Swersey, competition manager, Great American Beer Festival. “This was the most competitive competition to date, with a record number of entries. Congratulations to all the winners who truly demonstrated the best of America’s beer culture.”

For more GABF competition information, including the 2016 winners list and photos, visit GreatAmericanBeerFestival.com.