The 2012 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition awarded 254 medals to some of the best commercial breweries in the United States on October 13, 2012. Presented by the Brewers Association, GABF is the largest commercial beer competition in the world and a symbol of brewing excellence. Award-winning brewers received gold, silver and bronze medals in 84 beer categories covering 134 different beer styles (encompassing subcategories), establishing the best examples of each style in the U.S. Winners were chosen from 4,338 competition entries from 666 breweries, hailing from 48 states, Washington, D.C. and Guam. Matching its largest field of entries to date, this year’s GABF competition saw its biggest panel of judges ever, with 185 beer experts from 11 countries participating, with assistance from 120 competition volunteers. The full list can be viewed here.