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How to enter

The 20th Annual 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. There are no limits to the number of entries a brewery can enter.
You may submit multiple different brands in the same style category, but each brand may only be entered in 1 (One) style category.
2. Send 6 (Six) bottles/cans of each beer brand entered.  Bottles/Cans do not require professional artwork or a professional label — Hand-written identifiers are acceptable. The Canadian Brewing Awards will not accept beer in keg format. Ensure all boxes are labeled with COMPANY NAME, PRODUCT NAME, and CATEGORY NUMBER or NUMBER. Companies submitting non-pasteurized products are encouraged to ship using overnight delivery (not for Saturday or Sunday delivery). Samples will be kept in proper refrigeration prior to judging.
NOTE: We ask for multiple bottles/cans of your products for two reasons: Firstly, to ensure if your beer advances to further rounds, which often happen a day or two later,  there are still fresh samples available for judging. Secondly, in the event that breakage, spillage, or spoilage occurs, we avoid the delay waiting for shipments of replacement products.

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.


Style Guidelines


West Coast Shipping (optional)

ContainerWorld / Commercial Logistics – Kelowna
Attention: Canadian Brewing Awards
333 Penno Road
Kelowna, BC
V1X 7W5

Please download this West Coast identification document, fill in the information, and attach a physical copy to your shipping box(es).


East Coast Shipping (optional)

Garrison Brewing Co.
Attention: Canadian Brewing Awards
1149 Marginal Road
Halifax, NS
B3H 4P7

Please download this East Coast identification document, fill in the information, and attach a physical copy to your shipping box(es).


Central Shipping

Phyxiat Courier
Attention: Canadian Brewing Awards
2390 Cawthra Road, Unit 10
Mississauga, ON
L5A 2X1

Please download this Central identification document, fill in the information, and attach a physical copy to your shipping box(es).


The competition is open to all Canadian-owned commercial brewers and beer brands whose products are produced and packaged in Canada. All brands that are Canadian-made but not Canadian-owned will not be eligible for an award. Beers submitted must currently be, have previously been, or will be, available for legal sale and consumption by the public. 


The Canadian Brewing Awards are sanctioned by the Beer Judge Certification Program (“BJCP”).  Judging will be based on adherence to the 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 on May 14th in Calgary, Alberta.

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


Breweries may select any 4 (four) brand entries to represent their brewery for the “Brewery of the Year” honour.  The winner is determined from the combined score of the four selected entries based on a scoring sytem of 5 points for Gold, 3 points for Silver, and 1 point for Bronze.


Selected by competition Judges from the year’s Gold-earning beers.   Any questions about the Canadian Brewing Awards & Conference can be sent to


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