How to enter

The 2019 Canadian Brewing Awards


  1. 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 labeled 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 1, 2019 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
Indie Alehouse
215 Horner Ave
Etobicoke ON
M8Z 4Y1
**********All submissions must arrive at the location above between March 4-15, 2019. Entries received later than March 15th will not be judged.**********

West Coast Drop Shipping

The Direct Tap team is proud to partner with our friends at the Canadian Brewing Awards this year to offer our logistics services to all participating breweries sending their product to the CBAC for judging.

For breweries in the Lower Mainland/Island:
Products must be delivered to Direct Tap’s Lower Mainland warehouse
#40 – 8385 Fraser Street, Vancouver BC V5X 3X8
No later than Monday, February 25th, 2019

For breweries in the Interior:
Products must be delivered to Direct Tap’s Interior warehouse
#103 – 13415 Lakeshore Drive, Summerland BC V0H 1Z1
No later than Monday, February 18, 2019

Product will leave Direct Tap on Friday, March 1st, 2019 and will arrive in Etobicoke no later than March 12th, 2019

Shipping Costs
Current Direct Tap partners: $20/case
Non-Direct Tap partners: $30/case


  1. Please use the attached template to label all of your cases that are being shipped to the Canadian Brewing Awards through Direct Tap. Download Label Template
  2. For all Direct Tap partners please ensure there is an order placed in Direct Order Powered by Sales Litre under the Licensee “Canadian Brewing Awards – 2019”


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 4, 2019 in Toronto, ON.

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

Please note that categories with less than 5 entries may be eliminated or compressed into other categories. In the event that this happens, you will be contacted.


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