The results are in from the biggest beer event in the country and two Sacramento breweries aren't coming home emptied handed.

Track 7 Brewing Company brought home a silver medal for their Hoppy Palm Pale Ale in the ultra-competitive pale ale category (160 entries). Beers In Sac reached out the Track 7's co-founder, Ryan Graham, and he had this to say via text message: 

Dumbfounded. To place second in one of the most competitive categories is a true honor. Hell, it’s the style Sierra Nevada used to put craft on the map. Cheers!
From track 7's facebook page

From track 7's facebook page

 

New Helvetia Brewing Company brought home a gold medal for their Mystery Airship Imperial Chocolate Porter in the Experimental Beer category (85 entries). This is back-to-back GABF gold medals for New Helvetia which hasn't happened in Sacramento since Rubicon won in 1988-89 for their IPA. 

From new helvetia's facebook page

From new helvetia's facebook page