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The 2018 Great American Beer Festival Competition is almost here! The juicy/hazy style beers are making a breakthrough in the competition!

For the first time in competition history, “Juicy/Hazy Pale Ale,” “Juicy/Hazy India Pale Ale,” and Juicy/Hazy Imperial or Double India Pale Ale” will be judged and awarded medals for this new style. This is also the top entered beer style, which was previously held by the American-Style India Pale Ale.

The 2018 total sum of the new juicy hazy styles are at 706 entries:

  • Juicy/Hazy IPA: 414
  • Juicy/Hazy Pale Ale: 131
  • Juicy/Hazy Double IPA: 161

All statistics will be officially published after the GABF Award Ceremony on Saturday, September 22. Any other details about this style can be found on the Brewers Association Website.