The Competition


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The Canadian craft beer industry’s own competition is back!

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

International Judges

Judges from Europe, the U.K., the United States and across Canada will join head judge Stephen Beaumont, one of the nation’s foremost authorities on beer. Hosting these top international judges will help bring global attention and recognition to Canadian craft brewing excellence.

Meet Our Judges

New Feature Category: “Canadian Grain-Forward Beer

The competition will feature 66 different modernized beer Style groups in 11 Categories, influenced by worldwide trends that reflect brewing innovations and consumer tastes. Also, to recognize the uniquely Canadian spirit of craft brewing, we are proud to introduce the cornerstone “Canadian Grain-Forward Beer” category which  emphasize the Canadian grain used in their production.

The Cup

The prestigious Canada Beer Cup trophy will be awarded to a single distinguished beer—the ‘Best In Show’—as selected by an elite judging panel. All beers entered in any Style will be automatically eligible to receive the Canada Beer Cup.

For the Industry, by the Industry

Most importantly, the Canada Beer Cup is a competition for the industry by the industry, with all proceeds going to the Canadian Craft Brewers Association in support of the important work it does on behalf of craft breweries across the country.

The Awards Ceremony

The Awards Ceremony for the 2023 Canada Beer Cup will take place on October 25, 2023 in conjunction with the Ontario Craft Brewers Conference in Niagara Falls, Ontario. There will also be awards streaming parties happening live in breweries, bars and restaurants across Canada.

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