Contest Details

2018 Registration Opens Friday, September 1st

Updates for 2018
› The use of Brewers Association 2017 Style Guidelines
› The addition of several popular styles not yet included in the BA Style Guidelines (e.g. Northeast-style IPAs)
› Extended shipping/receiving window
› Clarification of both contract brewing and gluten-free entries
› Extended contracts with both All About Beer (new owners of DRAFT Magazine) and Craft Beer & Brewing magazine to promote 2018 winners in full-page spreads

› Open to Operating U.S. and International Breweries Only (Must provide TTB Brewers Notice or equivelant to enter) – Homebrewers not eligible
› Limit 10 entries per brewery. Multiple locations with separate TTB numbers allowed, 10 entries per location.
› EARLY BIRD: $55/beer Sept 1st – Sept 29th (extended to Oct 31st for breweries in TX, LA, GA, FL, SC, and PR) | $65/beer Sept 30th – Dec 1st | LAST CALL: $75/beer Dec 2nd – Dec 8th
› 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 the event location in Bend, OR and received between Dec 26th & Jan 12th, 2018.
› BJCP Certified event judged by fellow brewers. professional judges, and industry leaders
› Registration for 2018, OPENS SEPTEMBER 1ST, 2017
› Registration will close DECEMBER 8th, 2017
› Judging will be held at Mt. Bachelor Village Resort in Bend, OR on the weekend of Jan 27-28th, 2018.
› This event is only open to judges. No need to send a representative. Just beer.
› Refund Policy: 100% refund by December 8th (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 All About Beer (new owners of DRAFT Magazine), and a 2-page spread in the spring issue of Craft Beer & Brewing.