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2013 Great American Beer Festival Facts and Stats

Fun Facts and Stats about the 2013 Great American Beer Festival
Category with the most entries: American-style IPA: 252 entries
Category with the least entries:Gluten-Free Beer, 14 Entries
Average number of competition beers entered in each category: 51
745 breweries in the competition from 49 states, plus Washington, D.C.
230 breweries entered for the first time
24 first-time breweries won medals
2 breweries tied for most gold medals won; Firestone Walker and Left Hand Brewing
624 breweries in the festival hall
Over 3,100 beers served at the festival
4,809 beers judged at the festival
84 different categories of beer judged
49,000 attendees
201 Beer Judges


Charlie Papazian at the GABF

Medals Won by State:
California = 52
Colorado = 45
Oregon = 25
Virginia = 14
Pennsylvania = 12
Texas = 10
TIE: New Mexico, Ohio = 8
TIE: Missouri, New York = 7
TIE: Arizona, Utah, Wisconsin = 5
TIE: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, North Carolina, Washington = 4

List of all the 2013 Great American Beer Festival Medal Winners


2013 Brewery and Brewer of the Year Awards
Small Brewpub of the Year
Gella’s Diner & Lb. Brewing Co, Hays, KS
Brewmaster - Gerald Wyman

Mid-Size Brewpub of the Year
Beachwood BBQ & Brewing, Long Beach, CA
Brewmasters - Julian Sarago & Ian McCall

Large Brewpub of the Year
Pelican Brewing Co, Pacifi c City, OR
Brewers - Darron Welch & Steve Panos

Brewpub Group of the Year
Rock Bottom Brewery, Broomfield, CO
Brewmasters - Team Rock Bottom

Very Small Brewing Company of the Year
Baker City Brewing Co, Baker City, OR
Brewers- Marks Lanham & Eli Dickison

Small Brewing Company of the Year
Devils Backbone Brewing Co - Basecamp, Roseland, VA
Brewmaster - Jason Oliver

Mid-Size Brewing Company of the Year
Firestone Walker Brewing Co, Paso Robles, CA
Brewer - Matt Brynildson

Large Brewing Company of the Year
SandLot, Denver, CO
Brewers - John, Tom, Bill & Addison

About the Brewers Association
The Brewers Association is the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers, their craft beers and the community of brewing enthusiasts. The Brewers Association (BA) represents more than 70 percent of the brewing industry, and its members make more than 99 percent of the beer brewed in the U.S. The BA organizes events including the World Beer Cup, Great American Beer Festival, Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America, SAVOR℠: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience and American Craft Beer Week. The BA publishes The New Brewer magazine and its Brewers Publications division is the largest publisher of contemporary and relevant brewing literature for today's craft brewers and homebrewers.


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