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How to enter

The 2017 Canadian Brewing Awards

PROCEDURE

  1. Go to entries.canadianbrewingawards.com 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/cider 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 or cider in keg format.
  3. It is your responsibility to ensure all beers and ciders are packed tightly in shipping boxes to avoid breakage. We strongly suggest you wrap each bottle securely in bubble wrap. All beers/ciders 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 10, 2017 at 11:59PM EST. Samples will be kept in proper refrigeration prior to judging.

 

A brewery/cidery can only enter a total of 12 entries.

 

Shipping Information

West Coast Canada Shipping Information*

Lower Mainland/Island Breweries/Cideries:

ATTN: CANADIAN BREWING AWARDS

c/o Direct Tap

#40 – 8385 Fraser Street

Vancouver, BC V5X 3X8

All submissions must arrive at the location above by March 8, 2017. Product will leave Direct Tap on Friday, March 10, 2017 and will arrive in Mississauga via cold climate controlled shipment no later than March 20th.

Interior Breweries/Cideries:

ATTN: CANADIAN BREWING AWARDS

c/o Direct Tap

#103 – 13415 Lakeshore Drive

Summerland, BC V0H 1Z1

All submissions must arrive at the location above by February 27, 2017. Product will leave Direct Tap on Friday, March 10, 2017 and will arrive in Mississauga via cold climate controlled shipment no later than March 20th.

Central Canada Shipping Information

Any Canadian Brewery/Cidery:

ATTN: CANADIAN BREWING AWARDS

c/o ColdHaus Direct Logistics

210 Ambassador Dr.

Mississauga, ON  L5T 2J2

All submissions must arrive at the location above between March 13-24, 2017.

East Coast Canada Shipping Information

Atlantic Canada Breweries/Cideries:

ATTN: CANADIAN BREWING AWARDS

c/o Karic Sales Dartmouth NS warehouse

25 Weston Court

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B3B 2C8

All submissions must arrive at the location above no later than Monday, March 6, 2017. Product will arrive in Mississauga via cold climate controlled shipment no later than March 14, 2017.

All submissions must arrive at the Mississauga location listed above between March 13-24, 2017. There will be no refund for breweries/cideries that submit payment and fail to submit product within the timeline specified.

*A charge of $10/case for Direct Tap Partners or $20/case for Non-Direct Tap partners applies. Contact Direct Tap at (604) 689-8277 for more information on shipping costs.

ELIGIBILITY

The competition is open to all Canadian owned commercial brewers and cider makers 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.

HOW AWARDS ARE DETERMINED

The Canadian Brewing Awards are sanctioned by the BJCP.  A panel of approximately 40 BJCP certified judges will conduct a blind tasting of all entries during the week of April 3-7, 2017. 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 and cider style category at the CBAC Awards Dinner on May 27, 2017 in Ottawa, ON.

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

BREWERY OF THE YEAR

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 info@canadianbrewingawards.com.