Chris Macias from the Sacramento Bee blogged about it here and Dan (Stickie) at the Sac Rag has a nice article here as well.
This is the biggest beer competition in the world, below are just some of the quick stats.
|2009 GABF Quick Stats|
|49,000||Attendess (includes brewers, volunteers, and tick holders)|
|3,308||Beers in the GABF Competition|
|2,100||Beers served in the hall|
|495||Breweries in the competition|
|457||Breweries in the festival hall|
|132||Judges from 10 countries|
|78||Categories judged + Pro-Am category|
|72||Beers entered into the Pro-Am Competition|
|51||Breweries attending for the first time|