Our 2024 Judges

Beer entered into the Canada Beer Cup is judged by top international and cross-Canada judges, helping bring global attention to Canadian craft brewing excellence.

HEAD JUDGES

Canada Beer Cup Judge Pete Brown

Lauren Richard

Toronto, ON

Leading the charge as Canada Beer Cup’s first female Head Judge is Lauren Richard. Lauren is an Advanced Cicerone, sensory expert, and experienced beer judge.

“I am proud to be recognized at this caliber by Canada’s most prestigious national beer competition and look forward to applying the knowledge I’ve amassed in this setting,” says Lauren.

Canada Beer Cup Judge Ren Navarro

Dave Cole

Winnipeg, MB

Dave Cole has been a BJCP beer judge since 2016 and currently serves as the BJCP North Region Assistant Rep. Dave brings judging experience from over thirty international and Canadian competitions, in addition to his Head Judge and organizational experience with Prairie Beer Awards. 

“The Canada Beer Cup is all about furthering the industry,” says Dave. “After judging in 2023 and seeing the competition’s dedication to excellence and industry advancement, I was keen to get more involved”.

Canada Beer Cup Judge Joe Wiebe

Joe Wiebe

Victoria, BC

Joe Wiebe is the “Thirsty Writer,” the author of Craft Beer Revolution: The Insider’s Guide to B.C. Breweries. Joe writes regular columns for a number of industry publications and is a co-founder and co-producer of Victoria Beer Week and the BC Ale Trail project.  As an award-winning  beer writer and member of the North American Guild of Beer Writers, Joe will help carry on the Canada Beer Cup’s legacy as a springboard for brewers to gain exposure for noteworthy brews.

JUDGES

Canada Beer Cup Judge Pete Brown

Francesca Morbidelli

Italy

Canada Beer Cup Judge Ren Navarro

Sietze Wijma

The Netherlands

Canada Beer Cup Judge Joe Wiebe

Jesus Martir

Mexico

Canada Beer Cup Judge Pete Brown

David Nilson

USA

Canada Beer Cup Judge Ren Navarro

Greg Loudon

Alberta, Canada

Canada Beer Cup Judge Joe Wiebe

Nancy More

British Columbia, Canada

Canada Beer Cup Judge Pete Brown

Ruvani De Silva

USA

Canada Beer Cup Judge Ren Navarro

Philip Kochanke

Ontario, Canada

Canada Beer Cup Judge Joe Wiebe

Craig Pinhey

New Brunswick, Canada

Canada Beer Cup Judge Pete Brown

Noëlle Phillips

British Columbia, Canada

Canada Beer Cup Judge Ren Navarro

Abhijeet Pathak

Ontario, Canada

Canada Beer Cup Judge Joe Wiebe

Rob Mangelsdorf

British Columbia, Canada

Packaging Awards Head Judge

Amber Olson

Winnipeg, MB

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Always judging a book by its cover, or a beer for its label – Amber Olson brings over 20 years of design, brand, and marketing experience with her to the Canada Beer Cup judging panel, developing our brand new packaging category.

Currently running the show at Oh hi Amber!, her own boutique marketing & creative agency – Amber has spent her career working with both large national brands, and independently-owned local businesses. As a self-described retail and brand nerd, she’s all about the extra details and special touches that help a brand and design really come to life.

As her work often takes her around Canada, she can always be found doing valuable category research at local craft breweries wherever she goes – forever on the hunt for a great beer that’s paired with a beautiful label to match.

Packaging Awards Judges

Canada Beer Cup Judge Pete Brown

Jill Dewes

Daughter Creative

Canada Beer Cup Judge Ren Navarro

Heather Cranston

Pulp + Paper

Canada Beer Cup Judge Joe Wiebe

Melanie Ryan

Youman Media Marketing

Canada Beer Cup Judge Pete Brown

Tyler Thiessen

One Plus One Design + Illustration

Canada Beer Cup Judge Ren Navarro

Steve Nelson

The Beer Boutique

Canada Beer Cup Judge Joe Wiebe

Rene Antunes

Northern Army

Canada Beer Cup Judge Pete Brown

Nic Sharkey

Mountain View Printing

Canada Beer Cup Judge Ren Navarro

Lundy Dale

BC Craft Brewers Guild

Canada Beer Cup Judge Joe Wiebe

Lise Hansen

Lise Hansen Design

Canada Beer Cup Judge Pete Brown

Kelly Pisio

 

Canada Beer Cup Judge Ren Navarro

Jamie Cushnie

Show and Tell Agency

Canada Beer Cup Judge Joe Wiebe

Ivan Eytzen

Deadfall Brewing

Canada Beer Cup Judge Pete Brown

David Pearn

 ABV Solutions

Canada Beer Cup Judge Ren Navarro

Carson Samson

Canada Beer Cup Judge Joe Wiebe

Alissandra Seelaus

CROSS-CANADA ADVISORY PANEL

The cross-Canada advisory panel supports the Head Judges with overall judge recruitment, striving to compile an inclusive and geographically representative roster.

Lundy Dale (BC)
Shane Groendahl (AB)
Kathy Yan Li (ON)
Kristina Santone (ON)
Jan-Philippe Barbeau (QC)
Craig Pinhey (NB)

Competition Manager

Hilary Hoogsteen

Logistics Lead

Paul Savage

Interested in being a Canada Beer Cup Judge or Steward?

2024 Canada Beer Cup Judge Applications are now CLOSED. 

We thank all that applied. All applicants will be contacted in the weeks to follow, confirming whether we are able to grant them a spot on our 2024 judging panel.

 

Stewarding applications remain OPEN.

The Canada Beer Cup is a BJCP sanctioned competition and stewards will be granted BJCP points, as well as provided lunch each day that they are on-site stewarding.

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