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To say that Pizza Port, and specifically Pizza Port Carlsbad did well at the 2010 Great American Beer Festival would be an understatement. Pizza Port Carlsbad took home the award for Large Brewpub of the Year for the second year in a row, along with seven medals including 3 gold. Pizza Port San Clemente took the award for Small Brewpub of the Year. In addition to Pizza Port Carlsbad’s seven medals, Pizza Port Ocean Beach, Port Brewing Co., The Lost Abbey, Stone Brewing Co., Ballast Point Brewing Co. and Karl Strauss Brewing Co. all brought home medals.

In all San Diego County breweries took home 15 medals listed below. The full list of winners can be seen here.


  • Category 13: Out of Category – Traditionally Brewed Beer, Ballast Point Brewing Co. Fathom IPL
  • Category 44: English-Style India Pale Ale, Pizza Port Carlsbad Beech Street Bitter
  • Category 55: Irish-Style Red Ale, Karl Strauss Brewing Co. Red Trolley Ale
  • Category 68: Belgian-Style Strong Specialty Ale, Pizza Port Carlsbad Revelations
  • Category 77: Scotch Ale, Pizza Port Carlsbad Reed’s Wee Heavy


  • Category 5: Herb and Spice or Chocolate Beer, Stone Brewing Co. Stone Smoked Porter with Chipotle
  • Category 6: Coffee Flavored Beer, Pizza Port Carlsbad Coffee Monster
  • Category 11: Other Strong Beer, Port Brewing Co. Panzer Pilsner
  • Category 51: English-Style Mild Ale, Pizza Port Ocean Beach Skidmark Brown
  • Category 56: English-Style Brown Ale, Pizza Port Carlsbad Good Grief Brown
  • Category 76: Imperial Stout, Pizza Port Carlsbad Night Rider Imperial Stout


  • Category 13: Out of Category – Traditionally Brewed Beer, Port Brewing Co. Hot Rocks Lager
  • Category 16: American-Style Sour Ale, The Lost Abbey Red Poppy
  • Category 58: American-Style India Black Ale, Stone Brewing Co. Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale
  • Category 71: Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout Pizza Port Carlsbad Port Truck Stout