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 judges Joe Wiebe, Dave Cole and Lauren Richard. Hosting these top international judges will help bring global attention and recognition to Canadian craft brewing excellence.

Meet Our Judges

New Feature Category: “Beer Featuring Sasquatch Hops

The competition will feature 56 different modernized beer Style groups in 12 Categories, influenced by worldwide trends that reflect brewing innovations and consumer tastes. The 2024 Feature Category is “Beer Featuring Sasquatch Hops” in partnership with Hops Connect Canada.

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 2024 Canada Beer Cup will take place both in person (location TBA) and via livestream. There will also be awards streaming parties happening live in breweries, bars and restaurants across Canada.

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