In 1982, The Great American Beer Festival’s inaugural gathering featured 47 beers from 24 different breweries. This year, thirsty revelers sampled from a list of nearly 3900 beers from over 700 breweries. Behind the scenes of this massive celebration, the country’s largest beer competition takes place. This year judges evaluated a record 7,923 beers from 2,217 different breweries across the country! We raise our glasses to this year’s winners - here are a few that are available now.