The 2018 Great American Beer Festival in Denver, CO, has come to a close and is in the books! Congratulations to all the winners with 306 total awards handed out. First year category “Juicy and Hazy IPA” eclipsed the normally largest category IPA with 391 entries. In all, 2,400 breweries entered a whopping total of 8,500 beers to be judged over 3 days. You can check out the full winners list here. Briess again was a major sponsor with sharing sponsorship for the 2018 Pro-Am winners with our friends at Country Malt Group and White Labs as well as solo sponsoring the Small Brewpub and Brewpub Brewer of the Year. This year’s winner was Ocean Beach Brewery of San Diego, CA (Jim Millea and Scott Watkins).