Brewery applications for the 2018 World Beer Cup will begin on Tuesday, October 31. Presented by the Brewers Association, the World Beer Cup, often referred to as “The Olympics of Beer Competitions,” is the most prestigious beer competition in the world and is held every two years in conjunction with the annual Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America®. The competition is open to professional breweries around the globe that meet all legal and permitting requirements for breweries in their respective country.
Developed in 1996 to celebrate the art and science of brewing, this global competition continues to create greater consumer awareness about different beer styles and flavor profiles while promoting international brewing excellence.
In 2016, 6,596 beers entered from 1,907 breweries representing 55 countries were entered in the World Beer Cup and were judged by an elite international panel of 253 judges from 31 countries.
Six consolidation points around the globe have been established to aid in transportation logistics and costs. They are Sydney, Australia; São Paulo, Brazil; Toronto, Canada; Vancouver, Canada; Tokyo, Japan; and Amsterdam, Netherlands.
For more information about the application process, translated registration forms, and more, visit the competition details page on the World Beer Cup website.
The Brewers Association is the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers, their beers and the community of brewing enthusiasts. The Brewers Association (BA) represents more than 70 percent of the brewing industry, and its members make more than 99 percent of the beer brewed in the U.S. The BA organizes events including the World Beer CupSM, Great American Beer Festival®, Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America®, SAVOR℠: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience, AHA National Homebrewers Conference, National Homebrew Competition and American Craft Beer Week®. The BA publishes The New Brewer magazine and its Brewers Publications division is the largest publisher of contemporary and relevant brewing literature for today’s craft brewers and homebrewers.