the canadian craft brewers association
presents the inaugural

Canada Beer Cup

A new competition for Canada’s independent craft breweries

The Canadian craft beer industry’s own competition has finally arrived!

The Canada Beer Cup™ is a brand new, national competition celebrating independently owned and operated breweries across Canada. It showcases quality and innovation in craft beer from coast to coast to coast.

  • Beer evaluated by top international judges
  • 70 modernized beer styles in 10 categories
  • Introducing an exciting new feature category: “Canadian Style Beer”
  • Canada Beer Cup trophy awarded to best-in-show
  • For the industry, by the industry
  • All proceeds support the Canadian Craft Brewers Association

Celebrating Canadian Excellence

This inaugural competition will present awards in 70 distinct style groups across 10 categories, as evaluated by a panel of elite Canadian and international beer experts, overseen by internationally acclaimed beer writer and author Stephen Beaumont.

We’re also excited to announce our feature category, Canadian Style Beer, which will challenge breweries to submit a beer that is in some way uniquely Canadian, due to ingredients, style, process, or some other element.

Additionally, judges will select a single, stand-out beer to be distinguished as Best In Show. The brewery behind this winning beer will receive the Canada Beer Cup and have its name engraved alongside previous winners.

We’ll be virtually connecting live in-person viewing parties from coast to coast to coast in late October. Together, we’ll celebrate Canada’s best brews from our nation’s best craft brewers in what we expect to be the biggest beer awards celebration Canada has ever seen.

The Canadian Craft Brewers Association

As the voice of Canadian craft beer, the Canadian Craft Brewers Association represents the interests of a growing industry of over 1,200 small and independent craft breweries, brewpubs and their supplier partners in every province and territory in Canada. Learn more about the CCBA at

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Canadian Craft Brewers Association
Association des Microbrasseries Canadiennes
1400-340 Albert St., Ottawa, ON
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