286 medals awarded at Great American Beer Festival

Posted at 4:31 PM, Oct 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-08 18:31:29-04

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.


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