The Great American Beer Festival, sponsored by the Brewers Association, is in its final day for the 2013 year. The Saturday session is considered by most craft beer fans as the one that matters most because in the early hours of the day, the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medal winners are selected across dozens of categories. Winning a medal is the crowning achievement in the brewing industry, for it signifies the unbiased confirmation that one beer, above all others in its class, ranks among the very best.
This year, the Great American Beer Festival set yet another record for beer entered into the competition, breweries participating, etc. There were a total of 4,809 beers entered by 732 breweries. The competition was fierce in several categories and with the growth in the craft beer industry, some small breweries never before seen nor heard managed to defeat the goliaths in the business. Here is a complete list of the 2013 Great American Beer Festival medal winners by category:
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