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NoDajito Wins GOLD Medal at the 2016 Great American Beer Festival®

October 4, 2016

NoDajito wins coveted brewing honor in acclaimed beer competition

NoDa Brewing Company earned a gold 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 on October 8th at the Great American Beer Festival awards ceremony held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado.

NoDa Brewing Company was recognized in the Herb and Spice Beer category for NoDajito, a Belgian Wit infused with mint leaves and lime zest. NoDa Brewing is a 60-barrel brewery located in Charlotte North Carolina that prides itself in serving great beer across the Carolinas.

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

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