2009 Great American Beer Festival shatters records despite the economy
Denver, Colorado • September 26, 2009 – The Great American Beer Festival (GABF) Competition continued its record setting ways, crushing last year’s entries by 16%. GABF remains the largest commercial beer competition in the world with 3,308 entries.
The top five medal winning states were: CO (45), CA (39), OR (22), WA (13), PA (12).
The GABF competition attracted 132 international beer judges from ten countries. Award-winning brewers received prestigious gold, silver and bronze medals in 78 beer categories, establishing the best examples of each style in the US.