How many Gabf categories are there? This year’s competition featured 9,680 beers judged in 98 categories, resulting in 291 medals. Judging took place over an extended period of 17 days across 34 sessions, utilizing 170 judges from 34 states all within the U.S. for precautionary COVID measures.
What does Gabf stand for? The Great American Beer Festival is America’s premier beer festival, professional competition, and cultural phenomenon. Each year, GABF represents the largest collection of U.S. beer ever served, in a public tasting event plus a private competition.
How is Gabf judged? Each year the GABF judge panel includes roughly 10% rookie judges to keep the panel fresh with new ideas and palates. Prospective judges must communicate in fluent written and verbal English, must have formal sensory training, and must participate in regular flavor panels or competitions.
What is the biggest beer competition in the world? About World Beer Cup
The Brewers Association developed the World Beer Cup Competition in 1996 to celebrate the art and science of brewing. Often referred to as “The Olympics of Beer Competitions,” the World Beer Cup is the most prestigious beer competition in the world.