Contest Details


New in 2017!
› The use of Brewers Association 2016 Style Guidelines
› Digital scans of all judging sheets + audio recordings of judge discussions/tasting notes
› Expanded shipping window in January
› Coffee Beer is now it’s own category!

› Open to Operating Breweries Only (Must provide TTB Brewers Notice to enter) – Homebrewers not eligible
› Limit 10 entries per brewery. Multiple locations with separate TTB numbers allowed, 10 entries per location.
› EARLY BIRD: $55-per-beer entry fee until October 15th. $65-per-beer entry fee Oct 16th – Dec 10th.
› A brewery may enter a category with as many unique entries as they like. (If you brew six American Pale Ales, you may enter all six.)
› No single beer may be entered more than once or in multiple categories.
› All bottles and cans must be shipped to event in Bend, OR and received between Jan 2nd & Jan 20th, 2017.
› BJCP Certified event judged by professional judges and industry leaders
› Registration for 2017, OPENS SEPTEMBER 1ST, 2016
› Registration will close DECEMBER 10th, 2016
› Judging will be held at Mt. Bachelor Village Resort in Bend, OR on the weekend of Jan 28-29th, 2017.
› This event is only open to judges. No need to send a representative. Just beer.
› Refund Policy: 100% refund by December 1st (less 10% processing fee) – 50% refund by January 1st (less 10% processing fee)

Medalists will receive
› Gold, Silver and/or Bronze medals
› Winners will be notified with promotional social media marketing materials
› Medals and judging sheets will be mailed within one month after event
› Medal winners will be granted 1 (one) automatic entry for the following years contest
› For the year following, the contest winners will be promoted on Best Of Craft Beer Award’s social media outlets
› All medalists will be included in a full page advertisement in Draft Magazine’s Craft Brewers Conference Issue, and a 2-page spread in the spring issue of Craft Beer & Brewing.