How to enter

The 2018 Canadian Brewing Awards


  1. (CLOSED!) Go to to complete your entry form. Please ensure you complete the form based on how you want the company and brand names to appear on your award.
  2. Send six bottles/cans of each beer entered.  Ensure all boxes are labelled with COMPANY NAME, PRODUCT NAME and CATEGORY NAME.  Companies submitting non-pasteurized products are encouraged to ship using overnight delivery (not for Saturday or Sunday delivery). The Canadian Brewing Awards will not accept beer in keg format. NOTE: We ask for multiple bottles/cans of your product for two reasons: First, to ensure that if your beer advances to further rounds, which often happen a day or two later,  there are still fresh samples available for judging. Second, in the event that breakage or spillage occurs during shipping, we avoid the delay involved in you shipping replacement bottles or cans.
  3. It is your responsibility to ensure all beers are packed tightly in shipping boxes to avoid breakage. We strongly suggest you wrap each bottle securely in bubble wrap. All beers received will immediately be refrigerated and categorized for the competition. If entering more than one product, you may ship them together, however, please separate the samples by category within the package and label accordingly.

Online submission ends March 9, 2018 at 11:59PM EST. Samples will be kept in proper refrigeration prior to judging. A brewery can only enter a total of 12 entries.


Shipping Information

Attn: Canadian Brewing Awards
C/O ColdHaus Direct
210 Ambassador Dr
Mississauga, ON 
L5T 2J2

All submissions must arrive at the announced location between March 12-23, 2018. There will be no refund for breweries that submit payment and fail to submit product within the timeline specified.

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The competition is open to all Canadian owned commercial brewers whose products are produced and packaged in Canada. You may submit entries in as many categories as you like (limit 12 total), but each brand may be entered in only one category.


The Canadian Brewing Awards are sanctioned by the BJCP.  Judging will be based on adherence to published style guidelines. Consult the Style Guidelines on the Canadian Brewing Awards website to determine the appropriate category for each product submission.

Gold, Silver and Bronze trophies will be awarded in each beer style category at the CBAC Awards Dinner on May 26, 2018 in Halifax, NS.

Following the conference, brewers will receive full judging notes on each of their submissions.


Brewers can select any four product entries to represent their brewery for Brewery of the Year honours.  The combined score for the four entries, based on a 5 points for gold, 3 points for silver, 1 point for bronze scoring system, will determine the winner.   

Any questions about the Canadian Brewing Awards & Conference can be sent to