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Gordgeous Wins GOLD Medal at the 2018 Great American Beer Festival®

September 22, 2018

Gordgeous brings home gold medal at prestigious festival

NoDa Brewing Company takes home a gold medal at the 2018 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 102 beer-style categories were announced on September 22, 2018 at the Great American Beer Festival awards ceremony held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado.

NoDa Brewing Company was recognized in the Pumpkin/Squash Beer or Pumpkin Spice Beer category for Gordgeous, a pumpkin ale made with real pumpkin puree in every batch, paired with brown sugar, ginger root and hand-cracked spiced including allspice, cloves and cardamom. NoDa Brewing is a 60-barrel brewery located in Charlotte North Carolina that prides itself in serving great beer across the Carolinas.

The 2018 GABF competition winners were selected by an international panel of 293 expert judges from 8,496 entries, received from 2,404 U.S. breweries, plus 101 Pro-Am and 49 Collaboration entries.

“The 32nd edition of the GABF competition yielded a remarkable turnout of the country’s most exemplary beers,” said Chris Swersey, competition manager, Great American Beer Festival. “I’m continuously impressed by contenders’ talent and passion and would like to extend congratulations to this year’s winners for their excellence in brewing.”

For more GABF competition information, including the 2018 winners list and photos, visit

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