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The Beer Connoisseur Unveils Branded Ratings and Awards Medals and Seals for Its Official Review

The Beer Connoisseur Unveils Branded Ratings and Awards Medals and Seals for Its Official Review

The Beer Connoisseur is excited to announce the debut of its Official Review’s branded medals and seals for beer and cider ratings as well as for its annual “Best Beers of the Year” and “Best Breweries of the Year” awards. The new medals and seals allow brewers to distinguish their brands by showcasing their achievements.

According to recent audience feedback, consumers are eighteen times more likely to choose a brand that has an independent rating or award displayed on its label or packaging when shopping in retail stores.

Breweries can now proudly promote their independently evaluated ratings and awards on labels and packaging, helping consumers to connect to their brands on crowded retail store shelves.

“Premium branded ratings and awards have been a missing component of our Official Review and we are excited to have invested the time to develop them,” says Lynn Davis, founder, editor and publisher of The Beer Connoisseur.

“We now offer an opportunity for breweries and cideries to distinguish their well-crafted liquid as determined by our judging panel in a way comparable to ratings and awards used by major wine industry evalutions and beer industry competitions such as the World Beer Awards, Great American Beer Festival competition, World Beer Cup and others. Our ratings and awards provide consumers a meaningful point of reference when making purchasing decisions, and its high-end design communicates the weight of its importance.”

Medals and seals are available for the following categories:

Beer & Cider Ratings

World Class (100-96)
Exceptional (95-91)
Very Good (90-86)

Beer & Cider Awards 2020

Best Beer of the Year and/or #1 Rated Beer of the Year
#2 Rated Beer through #10 Rated Beer of the Year
Top 10 Beers of the Year
Top 25 Beers of the Year
Top 50 Beers of the Year
Top 100 Beers of the Year
Top 150 Beers of the Year

Brewery Awards 2020

Best Brewery of the Year
First Runner-Up
Second Runner-Up

Two Artwork Styles

Medals (with and without ribbons) & Vertical Seal

File Types for Download

AI, EPS, PDF and high-resolution PNG

The media kit and file packages may be downloaded at

Medals and seals may be incorporated into nearly any branding or design. Usage examples include printed bottle and can labels, digital bottle and can labels, packaging & POS, websites, eNewsletters, social media, stickers, neck hangers, shelf talkers, hang tags, marketing presentations and sale sheets.

For more information, or for interview opportunities with Founder, Editor and Publisher Lynn Davis, please contact the Editorial Department at [email protected].

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