2023 Fresh Hop Beer Competition

Two separate judging sessions, capturing all harvest schedules and varieties | Sept 24th & Oct 15th

2022 Fresh Hop Competition

Positioned to become the country’s premiere fresh hop event

What's New?

30% growth year-over year | International competitors | Customized, intuitive style guidelines

Digital, instant entry feedback | Rate your judges

We believe brewing is a craft, and the best examples deserve to be recognized.

Welcome to one of America’s fastest-growing beer competitions (now open to international breweries) – held in beautiful Bend, Oregon. We’re here to celebrate and promote the best of the best in brewing. We know how much time and effort goes into designing recipes and executing them flawlessly, so we designed this unique event to benefit you with national exposure, promotional materials, and automatic entry for medal winners in the following year’s competition.

Medalists will receive

› Heavy duty Gold, Silver, or Bronze medals you’ll be proud to display

› Promotional social media marketing materials

› Medals results and competition feedback will be within one week after event

› One comped entry for the following year’s contest

› Recognition with other medalists in a full page advertisement in national print media

The 2023 competition took place March 31st-Apr 2nd

511 breweries | 62 states, provinces, & countries | 2566 entries

55 Award Categories

128 winning breweries from 34 states, provinces, and countries took home medals for their exceptional beer in 2023.

105 Judges

165 medals awarded by vetted Brewers, BJCP Judges, and industry pros.

An International Competition

Held privately each spring in Central Oregon.

The 2022 Fresh Hop competition took place Sept 23rd

53 breweries | 107 entries | Breweries from California to New Jersey