Classic City Awarded Gold Medal at the 2022 Great American Beer Festival

It’s official – Classic City Lager is a gold medal winner! We’re excited to share we received a gold medal at the 2022 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition. During the festival’s awards ceremony this past weekend, we were awarded the top honor in the American Pilsener category for Classic City Lager, our year-round, easy-drinking lager. Presented by the Brewers Association, GABF is the nation’s largest commercial beer competition and recognizes the most outstanding beers produced in the United States.

Classic City Lager is a clean and crisp lager with an ABV of 4.2%. The beer is brewed to be a highly drinkable, go-to staple, perfect for long-time craft beer fanatics or those simply looking for an uncomplicated Georgia-made lager. Our signature Good Cold Beer is available on draft and in 6-pack and 12-pack 12-ounce cans throughout Georgia.

“We’re thrilled that Classic City Lager received the gold medal in its category at GABF 2022,” said COO Adam Beauchamp. “Our team works incredibly hard to ensure quality at every step in making our beer, and we’re so proud to see this beloved year-round brand recognized.”

We received our first GABF medal in 2014, just six months after we first opened our doors to the public, in the American-Style Brett Beer category for The Curious No. 2, an American Wild Ale. At the 2020 festival, we won a bronze medal in the Experimental Beer category for Get Artistic, a Berliner Weisse brewed with Sauvignon Blanc grape juice.

Medal winners in the competition’s 98 beer categories covering 177 different beer styles were announced October 8 at the Great American Beer Festival awards ceremony held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. The 2022 GABF competition winners were selected by an international panel of 235 expert judges from 9,904 entries, plus 94 Collaboration and 35 Pro-Am entries, received from 2,154 U.S. breweries. For more GABF competition information, including the 2022 winners list and photos, visit

We are honored by this recognition from GABF. This achievement was made possible by our team, who works tirelessly to produce a quality beverage made for any occasion. So, to everyone who played a part in getting us here, thank you. You’ve helped turn Good Cold Beer into Good Gold Beer!