The assembled American breweries will pour roughly 2,200 different beers; once you're inside, the sampling is unlimited! Attendees are given sample glasses large enough to hold ONE ounce of beer. You'd die trying to sample every beer on the floor, since 2,200 ounces is 137.5 pints, meaning you'd have to consume over 45 pints per day. And then keep in mind that a good percentage of them are double IPAs or barrel-aged barleywines that easily top 10 percent ABV.
Roughly 80 craft breweries from California will be pouring and competing for awards in 79 categories ranging from everyday American Light Lagers and Hefeweizens to seasonal or exotic styles like Field/Pumpkin beers and Wood-Aged Sour beers. So stay tuned for the expected large medal count from local purveyors ― proof that those of us in Northern California don't have to travel to Denver to enjoy the good stuff year round.