The 14th Annual Great International Beer & Cider Competition was held on Friday, November 12, 2010, in
Providence, Rhode Island, one daybefore the 18th Annual Great International Beer Festival. Festivals of America produce
both events. New England beer newspaper Yankee Brew News was the media sponsor of the competition.
Two hundred eighty-seven beers and ciders from breweries and cideries across the U.S. 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.