Complete 2013 brewery information coming soon!
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Brewery registration at the Great American Beer Festival has sold out in record time for the past few years, leaving some breweries unable to participate. With more breweries wishing to enter the event each year and the inability to add additional halls at the venue due to prior bookings, the Brewers Association has taken the following steps to accommodate more breweries at the festival and in the competition.
Maximum Number of Competition Beers = 10
Each individual brewery may enter a maximum of 10 beers in the competition. The first five beers will be served at the festival and a maximum of five additional beers may be entered in the competition. A beer brand may only be entered in the competition once, but a brewery may enter different brands in the same category. Each entered brewery may pour a maximum of five beers at the festival (sponsor breweries pouring at endcap booths will be allowed to pour up to 10 festival beers at their booth).
More Brewery Tables at the Festival
We have adjusted the layout of the festival hall this year and will be able to accommodate additional breweries. We are able to add these extra booths in the festival due to the relocation of the awards ceremony.