The 16th Annual Canadian Brewing Awards & Conference will be held on May 24-26, 2018 at the Nova Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The CBAC is the only nationally Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) sanctioned competition inviting majority Canadian-owned breweries of all sizes across Canada to compete in a certified blind tasting to determine who produces the best beer in over 50 style categories.
The submission platform is now open and breweries can submit up to twelve separate entries to be judged in the competition.
The Canadian Brewing Awards & Conference is a 3-day event that features an expansive trade expo floor, influential speakers and awards gala where winning brews and breweries are announced, along with the highly coveted ‘Beer of the Year’ and ‘Brewery of the Year’ winners.
The most noteworthy change for 2018 is the decision to separate Canadian cider submissions from the event, and the announcement of a new awards ceremony exclusively for the cider industry. Rob Engman, President of the CBAC explains, “As the Canadian cider industry continues to grow each year, the time has come to host an all-new, stand alone celebration to honour its importance on the brewing landscape. We are very excited to launch the Canadian Cider Awards.” Details will be released in the coming weeks about the Canadian Cider Awards Celebration.