The 2023 Great American Beer Festival Competition Winners

, The 2023 Great American Beer Festival Competition Winners

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A win at the Great American Beer Festival competition is a BIG deal. Taking a gold, silver or bronze medal in any one of this year’s beer categories can put a new brewery on the map and reaffirm the brewing skills of industry leaders that sometimes get overlooked.

The 2023 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition awarded 303 medals to the best commercial breweries in the US. Presented annually by the national craft beer trade organization, the Brewers Association, it remains the nation’s largest professional beer competition and the premier symbol of brewing excellence.

, The 2023 Great American Beer Festival Competition WinnersWinning breweries were awarded gold, silver, and bronze medals in 99 beer categories covering 175 different beer styles (including all subcategories), as the best examples of each style in the country.

In addition to that three GABF Collaboration medals pairing two professional breweries and three GABF Pro-Am medals pairing homebrewers with professional brewers were announced.

The competition took place in three phases over nine days and was judged by 250 beer experts from 10 countries, including the US.

In addition to evaluating 9,298 commercial brewery entries from all 50 states plus Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico, the judging panel assessed 95 Collaboration and 50 Pro-Am entries.

So yeah, that’s a lot of beer drinking.

The awards ceremony was held at the Bellco Theatre in Denver on Saturday 23 as part of the Great American Beer Festival and it was rocking!

“The Great American Beer Festival competition serves as a platform for the finest beers from across the nation to undergo rigorous scrutiny and vie for the title of ‘Best in Class,’” remarked Chris Williams, competition director for the Great American Beer Festival. “The beer community’s unwavering commitment to pushing the frontiers of innovation and quality is truly commendable. The Brewers Association takes great pride in recognizing the achievements of this year’s winners.”

And here (drum roll please) is a complete list of this year’s winners…


Congratulations to all of this year’s big winners…Live long and prosper!

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