Facts & Figures

Note: The 2020 competition was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  2022 2018 2016 2014 2012 2010 2008
Beers Entered 10,542 8,234 6,596 4,754 4,014 3,330 2,864
Breweries 2,493 2,515 1,907 1,403 828 642 644
Countries 57 66 55 58 57 44 58
Beer Styles 103 101 96 94 95 90 91
Judges 226 295 253 219 214 179 129
Countries (Judges) 28 33 31 31 32 26 21

View a more detailed analysis by country and U.S. State.

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Breweries from 17 countries received awards in 2022

Average number of beers entered per category: 102 (up from 82 in 2018)

Four most-entered categories in 2022:

  • American-Style India Pale Ale: 384
  • Juicy or Hazy India Pale Ale: 343
  • German-Style Pilsener: 254
  • Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Stout: 237
  • International Pilsener or International Lager: 231
  • Munich-Style Helles: 202

In 2022, 226 judges came from 28 countries

  • Thirty-two percent (32%) of the judges came from outside the United States, down over previous years due to COVID restrictions.