At the 2006 Great American Brew Festival, held in Denver, Colorado, North Carolina brewers returned with five medals. The festival is the most prestigious beer competition in the country. Over 450 breweries from the United States entered 2,400 beers in 69 categories. Judges came from nine countries. In 2006, state breweries won their first gold medals. Ham's Restaurant and Brewhouse in Greenville won a gold medal for its Sunfest Lager, and Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery in Farmville received a bronze medal.