Pro-Am Competition

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Great American Beer Festival Pro-Am Competition

The Great American Beer Festival Pro-Am (GABF Pro-Am) competition is an opportunity for commercial breweries to team up with homebrewers to vie for top honors. The GABF Pro-Am entries are served during the Great American Beer Festival at the Pro-Am booth.

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How it Works

Brewers Association member breweries are eligible to submit one entry into the GABF Pro-Am competition. Entries must be based on a homebrew recipe from American Homebrewers Association (AHA) members that have won an award in an AHA/BJCP Sanctioned Competition*. Pro-Am competition judges come from the same professional panel of world-class judges that evaluate all the beers at the Great American Beer Festival competition. However, the Pro-Am competition is separate from the GABF competition, and therefore the Pro-Am medals do not count towards GABF Brewery and Brewer of the Year awards.

All entrants in the Pro-Am competition are expected to send one 1/6 bbl of the competing entry to be served at the Pro-AM booth at the Great American Beer Festival. If you are unable to do so, please contact the GABF team prior to registering to compete in the Pro-Am competition.

Please review the 2023 GABF Pro-Am Rules and Regulations before entering. 2024 regulations will be posted in June 2024.


Email the GABF events team.

Pro-Am Sponsors

Briess Malt & Ingredients logo
Country Malt Group Logo
White Labs Pure Yeast & Fermentation logo

American Homebrewers Association

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The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) has worked on behalf of the homebrewing community since 1978 and celebrates a membership of more than 37,000 homebrewers. The American Homebrewers Association organizes events including the NATIONAL HOMEBREWERS CONFERENCE and NATIONAL HOMEBREW COMPETITION. The AHA also publishes the bi-monthly magazine  ZYMURGY.

Beer lovers and anyone interested in making their own homemade beer are invited to learn more at HOMEBREWERSASSOCIATION.ORG. Follow the AHA on TWITTERINSTAGRAM and join us on FACEBOOK.