We didn’t finish last in the 2016 GABF Fantasy Brewery Draft

Greg Goyette, Steve Seremeth and Bryan Landerman, of Burlington, Vt., at Great American Beer Festival, Oct. 7, 2016. (Stephanie Snyder/Denverite)

Greg Goyette, Steve Seremeth and Bryan Landerman, of Burlington, Vt., at Great American Beer Festival, Oct. 7, 2016. (Stephanie Snyder/Denverite)

We did it! Denverite won the the 2016 GABF Fantasy Brewery Draft.

And by won we of course mean didn’t come in last place.

By drafting veteran Denver beer geek and Chalkbeat bureau chief Eric Gorski we outdid fellow journalists at Westword, 9News and other media companies in picking breweries that would win medals in Denver during the 2016 Great American Beer Festival.

Gorski gave the competition an education in beer and finished at No. 4 in PorchDrinking’s GABF Fantasy Brewery Draft.

For the draft, PorchDrinking asks more than a dozen local and national bloggers and journalists to rank how they believe breweries will fare during the GABF awards ceremony.

Participants get one point if their brewery pick gets a bronze medal, three points for silver and five points for gold. They get a boatload of additional points for correctly naming the brewery and brewmaster of the year.

Gorski came in with 26 points behind Mark Slattery with The Dever Beer Guy blog (28 points), Tom Rotunno with CNBC (29 points) and Chris O’Leary with Brew York (42 points).

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