2024 General Competition

Best of Craft Beer Awards Competition - Alesong Brewing and Blending - Oregon
** NEW FOR 2024 **

– Smoothie Sour Category (50% discount!)
– Collaboration Category
– Increased Entry Cap
– Your Beer Spends Less Time in Storage
– Refined Brewery of the Year Criteria


  • Register your brewery or brewpub at bestofcraftbeerawards.com/register
  • Open to ALL international breweries (Must provide TTB Brewers Notice or equivalent to enter)
  • Entry fee is $75/beer
  • Multiple locations with separate TTB numbers (or proof of brewing license) allowed

– 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 or hand-delivered to the event location in Redmond, OR
8 containers if under 16oz/500mL – 6 containers if 16oz/500mL or larger
– BJCP sanctioned event judged by fellow brewers, professional judges, and industry leaders
– This event is only open to judges. No need to send a representative. Just beer.
– Refund Policy: 100% thru Jan 31st | 50% Feb 1-Feb 7
– Homebrewers not eligible

Medalists will receive

Heavy duty Gold, Silver, or Bronze medals you’ll be proud to display
Promotional social media marketing materials
Medals and competition feedback will be within one month after event
One automatic comped entry for the following year’s contest
Recognition with other medalists in a full page advertisement in national print media

2023 Fresh Hop Competition

The 2023 Fresh Hop Early Harvest judging session took place Sunday, Sept 24th at Three Creeks Brewery in Sisters, OR.

The 2023 Fresh Hop Late Harvest judging session took place Sunday, Oct 15th at Single Hill Brewing in Yakima, WA.


– If a Brewery chooses, they may enter the same beer in both Early Harvest and Late Harvest Judging
– All entries will be evaluated according to the 2023 Style Guidelines Category 56.
– Judging Rounds for Early Harvest and Late Harvest will have independent Judges, Award Categories, and Medals awarded.
– Fresh Hop Medals do not count toward medal points for BOCBA Brewery of the Year awards at the main competition.

Samples Required

11.2oz (330mL) – 15.9oz (470mL) | Five (5) containers are required
16oz (475mL) – 32oz (~1L) | Four (4) containers are required

Refund Policy:
Early Harvest – 100% refund by 9/15/2023 | 50% refund by 9/23/2023
Late Harvest – 100% refund by 10/9/2023 | 50% refund by 10/13/2023

Best of Craft Beer Awards - Medals