Another year has come and gone for the Great American Beer Festival. For those who have never been, it has turned into a week long party for craft brewers and fans in Denver that ended Saturday. This was my first year to be able to attend the award ceremony which took place on Saturday morning. Basically, it consists of a couple thousand breweries and media overtaking the 5, person Bellco Theatre in the Colorado Convention Center. Luckily, there was a lot of coffee, breakfast burritos, and beer going around during the event. The number of entries per category ranges from twenty to a couple hundred.
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Each year since , beer geeks have made their annual pilgrimage to Denver, piling into the Colorado Convention Center by the thousands for the Great American Beer Festival. There, they spend three days sampling beers from all over the country, meeting and chatting up the people who make them, attending spectacular beer-based events all over the Mile-High City, and inexplicably yelling every time someone drops their plastic tasting glass on the convention-center floor.
Also each year, GABF judges award gold, silver, and bronze medals to beers sorted by various styles. This year, more than judges tasted and evaluated more than 5, different brews across 90 categories.
Three Georgia breweries brought medals back to the Peach State:. All three breweries are first-time GABF winners. Three is the most medals Georgia's won at GABF, and that's happened five times now: , , , , and SAY "HI! Info Email. Press Items. Ray Each year since , beer geeks have made their annual pilgrimage to Denver, piling into the Colorado Convention Center by the thousands for the Great American Beer Festival.
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Ten of them were gold. The glut of new breweries in the U. As has been the case in recent years, Colorado trailed only California in the medal count. The Golden State claimed 47 this year. In an interesting analysis , Brewers Association staff economist uses statistics to argue those two states lead the way not because of favoritism or superior beer but because of sheer volume of entries and categories entered. Without a doubt, Colorado has a home-field advantage entering the competition with little to no travel comparatively, so the state is over-represented in number of breweries pouring in the hall and competing for medals. The golden lager will be coming to six packs next spring, part of an expansion of the Colorado Native brand, AC Golden brewer Ben Knutson said.