OTTAWA, ON – The Canadian Craft Brewers Association has announced the launch of a new competition for independent breweries from coast to coast.
The Canada Beer Cup will present awards in 70 style categories, including the new Canadian Style Beer, where “brewers will be challenged to submit a beer that is in some way uniquely Canadian, due to ingredients, style, process, or some other element.”
Developed and overseen by beer writer and expert Stephen Beaumont, the competition will feature an international judging panel – a first for any formal beer awards in Canada – and will see the Canada Beer Cup trophy awarded to the top scoring “best in show” beer.
“Canadian craft beer is now on par with the best beers in the world,” said Beaumont in a statement. “I’m proud to invite my international peers to experience the quality and innovation that goes into Canadian craft beer.”
“This is a competition by the industry for the industry, with all proceeds going to fund the important work of our national Association,” added CCBA Executive Director Rick Dalmazzi. “We support our member breweries who in turn support their local communities in every province and territory in Canada each and every day.”
Entries for the Canada Beer Cup will open on November 17th and run until December 20th, with a registration fee of $75 per entry until December 1st, and $100 per entry afterwards. The awards ceremony will take place on February 16th, 2022 in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
For more details, see the Canada Beer Cup website.
Source & Photo: Canadian Craft Brewers Association