The Ram wins silver medal at GABF for Clearwater Kolsch

Congratulations to Ram brewmaster Kevin Bolen, who won a silver medal today in the 2009 Great American Beer Festival for his Clearwater Kolsch in the German Style Kolsch category.

That marks the fourth medal Bolen as won at the GABF since 2000. Congrats to Kevin and the Ram for representing so well for Boise.

Bolen's Koslch bested 39 other entries in the German Style Kolsch category.

Victor-based Grand Teton Brewing won a gold medal in the American style pale ale category with their Sweetgrass IPA, so Idaho did OK this year. The Sweetgrass beat out 107 other entries in the American Style Pale Ale category — an impressive showing for Grand Teton.

Check out the whole list of GABF winners here.

I'll recap the 2009 GABF in Friday's Scene magazine in the Idaho Statesman.