DENVER -- More than 250 brewers out of 7,227 entries at the Great American Beer Festival came away with a medal.
The winners in Friday's ceremony at the Colorado Convention Center competed in 96 beer categories. Approximately 286 gold, silver, and bronze medals were given out.
View the winners | 2016 Great American Beer Festival Winners List
The number of entries this year broke records, with nearly a nine percent increase from 2015.
Founded in 1982, the Great American Beer Festival boasts the largest collection of domestic beers in a public tasting event. The event ends Saturday night.