2024 GABF Competition

The Great American Beer Festival competition celebrates brewing excellence. GABF awards are among the most coveted in the industry and heralded by the winning brewers in their national advertising.

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Competition Info

View general competition information, including how beers are evaluated and the Great American Beer Festival awards philosophy.

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Dates & Deadlines

See brewery registration and shipping deadlines for this year’s competition, as well as judging and awards ceremony dates.

Registration Open June 11- July 12, 2024

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2023 Official Beer Styles

Familiarize yourself with the style category list, descriptions, and specifications for this year’s competition.

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Eligibility & Fees

Review important details about brewery eligibility, entry pricing, and guidelines for competing.

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Brewery of the Year

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Shipping Competition Beers

Here’s everything you need to know to ship your competition beers for judging. Please read carefully!

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