REGISTRATION FOR THE 2019 COMPETITION IS NOW OPEN!
Registration is open through Sunday, May 19, 2019.
We are pleased to invite all VCBG Brewery Members to participate in the 8th annual Virginia Craft Beer Cup Competition. Cup winners will be announced on Monday, June 17, 2019 in time for all award-winning beers to be served during peak summer months and showcased at upcoming Guild events. Please mark your calendar for Monday, June 17th for the Virginia Craft Beer Cup Gala – RSVPs will be forthcoming.
The Virginia Craft Brewers Cup is one of the few Guild-sponsored state competitions in the United States and is the largest Virginia-only craft beer competition in the Commonwealth. The Virginia Craft Beer Cup was created eight years ago to highlight the amazing creativity and quality of our members’ craft beer. The competition has consistently embodied the highest standards and has been consistently judged by BJCP-Certified judges using BJCP style guidelines. The Cup is also a valuable resource for breweries because judges provide written feedback on each beer judged. The Cup is even integral to how the VCBG selects members for special privileges such as serving beer at the Governor's Mansion during Virginia Craft Beer Month. Lastly, the Cup is a great public relations tool and we will be making a substantial change in programming this year to make the Cup even more impactful to your brewery.
Judging will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at a new location: Hardywood Park Craft Brewery (2408 Ownby Lane, Richmond, VA). Beers will be judged using the 2015 BJCP guidelines and categories. Brewers entering beers into the 2019 Virginia Craft Beer Cup competition should carefully review the category and subcategory designations before registering their beers. Each entry will be judged in the category it was entered and judges will not select the correct category for the beer. The category number (including sub-category if applicable) and category name is required for each beer registration. See additional information in the registration guidelines under “Judging Criteria.”
For complete guidelines and registration, click this link:
2019 Virginia Craft Beer Cup Competition - Guideline & Registration
We look forward to another spirited competition!