A record 29,500 fest-goers attended this year’s annual Great American Beer Festival last weekend in Denver. Occupying the newly rebuilt Denver Convention Center, it was perhaps the best laid out and organized GABF in many years.
The numbers just keep growing at the Brewer’s Association sponsored event. Three hundred and thirty seven breweries had booth space this year, up from 334 last year. Likewise, 466 breweries submitted beers for judging as compared to 398 in 2004. Two new categories were also added to the judging for a total this year of 69.
The GABF, billed as the “biggest collection of American beers ever presented in one location,” is held over a three day period. The gathering includes wholesalers, suppliers and even importers, all who use the event as an industry conference.
For a complete listing of medal winners and recognition awards, go to: www.GreatAmericanBeerFestival.com
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