Massachusetts Beverage Business


Great International Beer & Cider Competition

The 14th Annual Great International Beer & Cider Competition was held on November 12 in Providence, Rhode Island, one day before the 18th Annual Great International Beer Festival.  Two hundred eighty-seven beers and ciders from breweries and cideries across the US and from around the world entered the competition.  Forty-five professional brewers and beer industry journalists acted as judges in a blind tasting format.  First, second and third place awards were presented in 19 categories of ales, lagers and ciders.  The judges knew only the style and subcategory of each beer and cider.  The winners list is posted at  Since the competition began in 1997, over 2OOO beers and ciders have been judged.  The awards were presented during the afternoon session of the beer festival, announced by yankee brew news editor and mbb contributor Gregg Glaser.  On the floor of the festival, held at the Rhode Island Convention Center, over 55OO attendees were able to sample over 23O beers and ciders.  Festivals of America produced both events and New England beer newspaper yankee brew news was the media. The 15th Annual Great International Beer & Cider Competition and the 19th Annual Great International Beer Festival will take place in November 2O11 in Providence.  The 5th Annual Great International Spring Beer Festival will take place on April 9, 2O11, also in Providence.  For more information visit

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