Halifax, 1-3 June 2023

CBA Conference

This year, we celebrate brewing greatness in the coastal paradise of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

guiding the beer industry since 2000

The Canadian Brewing Awards invites Canadian majority-owned breweries of all sizes to compete in a Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) sanctioned blind tasting determining the best beers in 59 style categories. A Canadian Brewing Award medal is a widely recognized symbol of Canadian brewing excellence.

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what to expect

Welcome to the Canadian Brewing Awards, where over 800 breweries come together to compete for a chance to win a coveted medal in one of our 59 categories.

Our team of experienced judges will carefully taste and evaluate each entry to determine the top beers in each category.

Throughout the conference, you'll have the opportunity to network with fellow brewery owners and industry professionals, as well as sample some of the best beers from across the country.

On the day of the awards ceremony, the winners of each category will be announced, and medals will be awarded to the top beers. The ceremony is open to all brewers and is a great opportunity to taste the best of the best in Canadian brewing.


the conference

The Canadian Brewing Awards is the premier beer judging competition in the country, where over 800 breweries compete for medals in 59 categories. But the Awards are just one part of the experience. Our Conference brings together 500 brewers from craft breweries across Canada to share ideas, learn from industry experts, and discover the latest innovations in the brewing industry.

Attendees will have the opportunity to network with their peers, learn from experienced brewers and industry leaders, and gain valuable insights into the latest trends and techniques in the brewing industry.

And of course, the Conference culminates in the Awards Gala, where the most coveted prize of all, Brewery of the Year, is presented. It’s an unforgettable night of celebration, where the best beers in Canada are recognized and celebrated.

Join us at the Canadian Brewing Awards Conference and be a part of the premier event for the Canadian brewing industry.

put your best beer forward

The Canadian Brewing Awards invites all Canadian majority-owned breweries to enter. Each beer has a shot at winning a medal in one of 59 categories

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