The first-ever International Beer Fest turned out so successful that organizers are vowing to bring it back to the I-X Center in Cleveland next year. The event featured more than 200 breweries and about 800 individual beers from around the world. The festival and beer competition attracted 8,567 visitors to three tasting sessions Friday and Saturday. Organizers said attendance grew each session. "For a first year show, we were thrilled with the attendance and overall positive comments about the International Beer Fest," I-X Center President Robert Peterson said Monday in a prepared statement. "We will definitely hold the event in May of 2012 -- dates will be announced soon."