Every two years a highly qualified professional panel of beer judges honors the top three beers in 81 beer style categories with gold, silver and bronze awards. The World Beer Cup is often referred to as “The Olympics of Beer Competitions” because it is one of the very few international beer competition awarding only one gold, silver, and bronze in each category
According to the Guinness Book of World Records®, there is no other place on earth where a beer aficionado can find more beers on tap. The Great American Beer Festival is the American brewing industry’s top public tasting and competition. Tasting sessions will offer attendees the opportunity to tour America’s brewing landscape — one ounce at a time — by sampling more than 1,5oo different beers from 300 of the nation’s finest breweries. By gathering practically every type of beer from all regions of the country under one roof and arranging them geographically on the festival floor, the GABF allows visitors to taste the largest number and the widest variety of the hand-crafted products of the American beer industry.