Watch the Fresh Hop Awards Announcement

Friday, October 15, 2021, at 11:00 am MT

The winners in the Fresh Hop Beer category for the 2021 Great American Beer Festival competition will be announced via livestream here, on the GABF website.

Watch the Fresh Hop Awards Announcement

Why the delay in announcing winners in this category?

2021 GABF competition judging took place prior to hop harvest. We chose to conduct Fresh Hop Beer judging separately in October rather than eliminating this popular category.

“The Fresh Hop Beer category continues to grow each year along with drinker and brewer interest,” said Chris Swersey, GABF competition director. “These seasonal beers celebrate fall harvest, and the flavor experience is truly special, showcasing aromas and flavors that hallmarks of different hop varieties, and which are only found in fresh-off-the-bine hops.”