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World’s Largest Commercial Beer Competition Goes On

With some smart adjustments

The famous maxim “the show must go on” applied to the 2021 Great American Beer Festival (GABF), which went on, even without a festival portion. During the 35th edition of the world’s largest commercial beer competition on Sept. 10, the Brewers Association (BA) awarded 290 medals to 265 breweries across the country. The best beers in 97 beer categories—covering 175 different beer styles—received gold, silver, and bronze medals.

“Despite being forced to cancel the festival portion of GABF, our brewing community rallied together to make this year’s GABF competition one for the books—our largest competition judged to date,” said Chris Swersey, GABF’s competition director.

“We listened to our membership and knew there was strong desire to convene the brewing community after more than 18 months,” said Ann Obenchain, BA’s marketing and communications director.

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