Wonder how the GABF's Professional Judge Panel awards gold, silver or bronze medals that are recognized around the world as symbols of brewing excellence? Find out how as Food Network follows three brewers to Denver, Colo. to put their beer against the best in hopes of winning a gold medal.
Denver's Mayor John Hickenlooper will speak at the Great American Beer Festival Award Ceremony Saturday, September 27 at 1:30 p.m. Mayor Hickenlooper, a longtime friend of the beer industry, will welcome brewers and festivalgoers as they gather to hear the announcing of winners of the Annual Great American Beer Festival (GABF) Competition. The festival is Sept. 25-27 at downtown Denver's Colorado Convention Center.
Craft-brewed beer is part of the culinary revolution sweeping America. Just as Americans are learning to appreciate full-flavored bread, cheeses, coffee and spices, they are discovering that beer is the best beverage for this new world of bold international tastes. Join the chefs of Johnson & Wales University paired with some of the country's leading craft brewers, as they show you how to cook great dishes to match the wonderful beers you'll be tasting.