The kegs are finally empty. Another Great American Beer Festival  has come and gone, bringing with it more than 2,700 beers to satiate a crowd of 49,000 people. And Colorado has plenty to celebrate. Though our brewing-obsessed state brought home 10 less medals than last year, 15 of our 35 were golds.
The festival may be over, but it's never too late to try a taste of the winners. Some of the highlights:
Sentience, Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project , Denver
Dry Dock Apricot Blonde, Dry Dock Brewing Co. , Aurora
Saison, Funkwerks , Fort Collins
Big Shot Espresso Stout, Twisted Pine Brewing Company , Boulder
NBB Love Felix, New Belgium Brewing , Fort Collins
Face Down Brown, Telluride Brewing Company , Telluride
Irish Red, Glenwood Canyon Brewing Company , Glenwood Springs
For a complete list of the winners, click here .
—Photo: © Brewers Association
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