Facts & Figures

  2008 2010 2012 2014 2016 2018
View a more detailed analysis by country and U.S. State.
Beers Entered 2,864 3,330 4,014 4,754 6,596 8,234
Breweries 644 642 828 1,403 1,907 2,515
Countries 58 44 57 58 55 66
Beer Styles 91 90 95 94 96 101
Judges 129 179 214 219 253 295
Countries (Judges) 21 26 32 31 31 33

More Facts

  • Breweries from 15 countries received medals in 2018
  • Average number of beers entered per category: 82 (up from 69 in 2016)
  • Four most-entered categories in 2018:
    • 377 entries in Category 93, American-Style India Pale Ale
    • 196 entries in Category 94, Imperial India Pale Ale
    • 196 entries in Category 28, Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Beer
    • 190 entries in Category 29, Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Stout
  • In 2018, 295 judges came from 33 countries
    • Seventy-two percent (72%) of the judges came from outside the United States. Twenty-eight percent (28%) of the judges came from the U.S.