California breweries nabbed 57 medals over the weekend at The Great American Beer Festival, a coveted prize in an industry crowded with players.
Still, the number of medals awarded this year was down from 68 last year.
Orange County breweries took home four medals including one gold for rookie brewery Stereo in Placentia. It was the first GABF medal for Stereo, which is celebrating its one year anniversary Saturday, Oct. 14. Last year, Orange County breweries took home six medals.