Judges and the competition and Brewers Association staff kicked off the 29th annual Great American Beer Festival at the Judges Reception hosted by Rock Bottom Brewery. The reception was a great opportunity for judges to reconnect with old friends and enjoy a fabulous dinner. A huge thank you to Rock Bottom and their amazing staff for hosting a great evening!
One hundred and fifty-one judges participated in this year's GABF competition, which began on Wednesday, September 15. In two and a half days, more than 3,500 beers in 79 categories and Pro-Am Competition entries were judged.