The Great American Beer Festival (GABF) is one of the biggest in the United States and is a grand celebration of the American Craft Brewing industry held annually. Also, GABF hosts one of the biggest beer competitions in the world. Professional brewers and breweries from all over the nation send their own beers in the contest and are judged by industry professionals from different parts of the globe in a blind competition. Winning a medal/s at this prestigious competition is such an honor, and at times, can offer a big break for the craft brewery.
California, a powerhouse state for craft brewing wins 49 medals all in all. Colorado, its next closest contender gets the second place with 35 medals. Congratulations!