Beer Competition

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If you didn't make last weekend's festivities, you'll have a chance this weekend. Watch the Association of Brewers Great American Beer Festival (GABF) Competition come alive on Food Network.

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.

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The foods listed below will be available at this years festival!

Smokin' Joe‚s BBQ Stand
Sliced BBQ Brisket Sandwich with Baked Beans and Cole Slaw
St. Louis Style BBQ Ribs with Baked Beans and Cole Slaw
We recommend: IPA, Pale Ale, Bitters, American Amber Ales and Lagers, Oktoberfest

Louisiana Cookin‚ Stand
Basket of Hushpuppies with Remoulade Sauce
Chicken Gumbo
Catfish Po-Boy with Cole Slaw and Baked Beans
We recommend: Amber ales, Amber Lagers, Vienna, Oktoberfest, Classic Irish Style Dry Stout, French Biere de garde

Pacific Northwest Stand
Variety of Sushi by Sushi Ready
Egg Rolls, Chicken Teriyaki Skewers
We recommend: European Style Pils, American Style Pale Ale, Golden /Blonde Ale, Kolsch, German and Bohemian Pilsener, German Style Altbier

Chicago Stand
Chicago Hot Dog or Wisconsin Beer Brat
We recommend: American Light Lagers, Cream Ale, Kolsch, American Wheat, Rye, Honey, Munich Helles, German Style Wheat beers

Latin Stand
Cuban Pork or Jerk Chicken Wraps with Grilled Vegetables, Black Beans and Rice wrapped in a Red Pepper or Cilantro Tortilla with Salsa
Chips and Salsa
We recommend: Porters, Stouts, Brown Ales, Smoked, Schwarzbier, Bock beers, Oatmeal stout

Chili Station
Texas Red Chili or Mexican Chili Verde served with a Corn Muffin or Tortilla
We recommend: Brown Ales (English and American), Belgian Style Dubbel, American Dark, Belgian Dark Strong