The 15th Annual Great International Beer & Cider Competition was held on Friday, November 4, 2011, in Providence, Rhode Island, one day before the 19th Annual Great International Beer Festival.
Three hundred twenty-five beers and ciders from breweries and cideries across the U.S. and from around the world entered the competition.
Fifty-five professional brewers and beer industry journalists acted as judges in a blind tasting format. First, second and third place awards were presented in 27 categories of ales, lagers and ciders. The judges knew only the style and subcategory of each beer and cider.