The Competition

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.

International Judges

Have your beer evaluated by top international judges, which will help bring global attention and awareness to Canadian craft brewing excellence. Judges from Europe, the United States, and across Canada will join head judge Stephen Beaumont, one of the nation’s foremost authorities on beer.

Meet Our Judges

New Feature Category: “Canadian Style Beer”

The competition will feature 70 different modernized beer Styles in 10 Categories, influenced by worldwide trends that reflect brewing innovations and consumer tastes. We are proud to also recognize the uniquely Canadian spirit of craft brewing with the cornerstone “Canadian Style Beer” category which celebrates the ingredients, styles and processes that reflect the character of Canadian craft brewing.

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

Each year, an awards ceremony will be held in conjunction with a provincial/territorial craft brewers conference.

We are proud and excited to announce that the inaugural Canada Beer Cup awards ceremony will take place at the Ontario Craft Brewers Conference on Wednesday, February 16th, 2022 in the Fallsview Auditorium of the Scotiabank Centre in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

We’re excited to host brewers and industry leaders for this event and create an opportunity to celebrate our peers and competition winners. All conference attendees will be invited to attend the Canada Beer Cup awards ceremony.

Attendees from submitting breweries will also receive:

  • Light snacks and craft beer from winning breweries across the country
  • Priority seating in the auditorium
  • A swag bag with socially and environmentally conscious items

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