Playing host to the an event as massive and renowned as the Great American Beer Festival certainly doesn't hurt Colorado's claim to be "The Napa Valley of Beers." Perhaps even more significant for the state's reputation, however, was the performance of local breweries in the festival's various competitions.
Two-dozen breweries from the Centennial State took home medals, and many of them won several prizes.
Denver's Blue Moon was even named Best Large Brewing Company.
Check out the list of local winners below: