2017 Grand Tasting 'Best Of Fest' Winner

The results are here! All of the votes have been counted and the people have spoken, let's hear it for the new "Best of Fest" champions, Telluride Brewing Company.

To the crowd's delight, the award-winning local brewery showcased these two winning styles at this year's Grand Tasting: Face Down Brown Ale and American Style Brown Ale.

We want to thank all the breweries that attended the 2017 Telluride Blues & Brews Festival Grand Tasting. We are overwhelmed by the continued support from the brewery community and are truly grateful for your participation. Cheers!


The pair first met at a local bar in Telluride. Fish was the brewmaster, and Tommy the bartender. At night, they spent long hours discussing their quest for the perfect beer and their ultimate dream of opening a brewery.

Over time, Fish’s beers began attracting attention – winning gold and bronze medals at the Great American Beer Festival and developing a dedicated following throughout Colorado. Tommy, meanwhile, went on to become a middle school history teacher. He and Fish remained close, however – seeing music, going on rafting and ski adventures, arguing over their favorite football teams, and, always, talking about their quest for the perfect beer.

Now, more than a decade in the making, Fish and Tommy made their quest for that perfect beer a reality.

Steve Gumble2017