All of the judges hard work is over and the winners from the Great American Beer Festival are in. According to the BA’s Web site winners are determined based on the results of the competitive beer judging held at the Great American Beer Festival. Breweries are awarded points based on medals won, and these points are tabulated to arrive at the results. The following criteria used to rank breweries and break ties by awarding points. See Beer Competition for more information.
Here are the main awards:
Large Brewing Company of the Year: Anheuser-Bush, Inc.
Mid-Size Brewing Company of the Year: Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
Small Brewing Company of the Year: AleSmith Brewing Co.
Large Brewpub of the Year: Rock Bottom Brewing
Small Brewpub of the year: Redwood Brewing Co.
You can find all of the winners here. More posts to come on this.