Several different Tri-Sate breweries brought home some hardware from last weekend's Great American Beer Festival in Denver.

The event awarded top prizes in 99 categories and 175 different beer styles.

Of the more than nine thousand entries at this year's event, five of the medalists were from South Dakota, Iowa, and Minnesota breweries - including a pair of gold medal winners.

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Rye Beers (52 Entries)

Kellerbier or Zwickelbier (70 Entries)

Three other area breweries picked up silver and bronze medals at the festival.

German-Style Maerzen (162 Entries)

American Fruit Beer (118 Entries)

Session Beer or Belgian-Style Table Beer (42 Entries)

The winner for the best beer in the category was Away Days, an IPA by 1852 Brew Co. in Visalia, California. Second place went to Juicy Mid-Tones from Corn Coast Brewing in Lincoln, Nebraska, and third went to Make It Rain by Side Hustle Brewing in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.


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To find the best beer in each state and Washington D.C., Stacker analyzed January 2020 data from BeerAdvocate, a website that gathers user scores for beer in real-time. BeerAdvocate makes its determinations by compiling consumer ratings for all 50 states and Washington D.C. and applying a weighted rank to each. The weighted rank pulls the beer toward the list's average based on the number of ratings it has and aims to allow lesser-known beers to increase in rank. Only beers with at least 10 rankings to be considered; we took it a step further to only include beers with at least 100 user rankings in our gallery. Keep reading to find out what the best beer is in each of the 50 states and Washington D.C.

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