Behind the scenes with the Great American Beer Festival judges

Colin Joliat Alcohol & Food Editor

Drinking isn’t all fun and games for the official judges of the Great American Beer Festival. Take a look and this behind the scene video, and then thank tiny baby Jesus that all you have to do pour it down your throat.

I think you all know this isn’t the way I operate. While I do my best to introduce you to new brews and give you insight into what they are like, Guyism isn’t the place to find grades, ranks, and in-depth analysis. We love good beer, but we like to drink it first and debate later. It’s nice to know there are people out there putting in the work so we can have the best guidelines for what to try though!

Jeremy Read over at Review Brews recently went to the NYC Craft Beer Fest – Winter Harvest. Take a look at how a beer lover spends the same time as these judges. I think we can all agree Jeremy’s method sounds more enjoyable. Forty-two new beers in one afternoon? Now that’s my definition of success.

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