In case you missed it some major props are in order for four New York State breweries who took home top honors at this years Great American Beer Festival.

Breweries from the Capital Region, Mohawk Valley, Mid-Hudson, and Long Island breweries all earned gold medals in various categories at the annual event. The win is the largest for New York since 2002.

Receiving top honors were, the Adirondack Pub and Brewery, Brewery Ommegang, Broken Bow Brewery, and Great South Bay Brewery. Check out more information on their wins below. The competition held in Colorado is arguably the nations largest beer competition, hosting over 7,000 entries this year. In total 289 medals in 96 categories were awarded. Since the competitions inception in 1986, New York State beers have brought home 149 medals.

Next years Great American Beer Festival is scheduled for October 5th-7th, tickets are already on sale. Looks like I'm going to need a little time off next October...hint..hint Simon!

Capital Region – Adirondack Pub and Brewery, Lake George
Gold medal in the wood and barrel-aged sour beer category for its Sour Project Ale – a Belgian-style golden sour beer aged in Pinot Noir barrels and infused with various yeasts.

Mohawk Valley – Brewery Ommegang, Cooperstown
Gold medal in the Belgian-style Witbier category for its Witte Ale – a traditional Belgian “white” ale brewed with malted and unmalted wheat, orange peel, and coriander.

Mid-Hudson Region – Broken Bow Brewery, Tuckahoe
Gold medal in the Belgian-style Strong Specialty Ale category for its Old Split-foot – a full-bodied Belgian ale with a complex flavor of blended fruit, honey and cloves.

Long Island – Great South Bay Brewery, Bay Shore
The farm-brewery won a gold medal in the honey beer category for its Jetty Cream Ale – a medium-bodied beer that is also light, crisp and smooth.