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Great American Beer Festival Awards 280 U.S. Breweries

By October 23, 2018Top News

The Brewers Association (BA) awarded 306 medals to 280 breweries across the United States at the 2018 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition. In a ceremony at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, award-winning breweries received prestigious gold, silver and bronze medals in 102 beer categories covering 167 different beer styles, establishing the best examples of each style in the country and earning a symbol of brewing excellence. The 32nd edition of the GABF competition included 8,496 entries plus 101 Pro-Am and 49 collaboration entries; 2,404 breweries in the competition from 49 states; 293 judges from 13 countries; the average number of competition beers entered in each category: 83; and the category with the highest number of entries: Juicy or Hazy India Pale Ale with 391 entries. A list of winners can be viewed at



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