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The Best Beer & Breweries Awards

Each year, The Beer Connoisseur® magazine & online acknowledges the world's highest-rated beer, cider, mead and seltzer as evaluated in the publication's Official Review. It then awards the year's top beverages and producers for its Beer Awards & Brewery Awards.

Beer Awards

The Best Beer & Breweries Awards presented by The Beer Connoisseur® magazine & online is the epic annual celebration of the world's top-rated beer, cider, mead and seltzer as reviewed in the publication's esteemed Official Review.

Every January, the magazine's editorial department compiles the highest-rated products from the year into a best-of-list for national and international publication in print and online.

It then compiles the top three-rated products from brewers and producers to award the top three breweries of the year.

Furthermore, it acknowledges the best products in the most populous style categories within the year.

Learn more about the most recognized independent media review for the beer and adult beverages industry below.

Beer Awards

HOW TO ENTER (Beer, Cider, Mead, Seltzer)

1. Producers who hold an active premium subscription to The Beer Connoisseur® magazine & online may enter two (2) products per year to the Official Review. ($34.95 US, $41.95 Canada, $49.95 International)

2. Producers may enter an additional up to fifteen (15) products per year by joining as a Brewery Trade Member.

3. Enter your products to start the review process: Submit for Review


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 The Best Beer & Breweries Awards Beer Competition

THE OFFICIAL REVIEW

Product reviews and the additional editorial content that we produce using them are among the highest-read content that The Beer Connoisseur® magazine & online publishes across our platforms.

Our reviews lead to significant additional opportunities in print, in eNewsletters, on BeerConnoisseur.com and in social media including: Brewer Q&As for high-scoring products, editorial recommendations, product spotlights, brewery tours of quality producers and more.

Editorial Coverage & Audience Exposure

How We Score

Judges Panel

Search Reviews

Brewer Q&A


ABOUT THE AWARDS

Products reviewed between January 1 and the the first week of December qualify for that year's awards.

Beer, cider, mead and seltzer styles from around the world are welcome for review, as long as samples can be shipped to our US- or Canada-based judges.

Winners are announced in the Winter edition of The Beer Connoisseur® print magazine, which arrives early-to-mid January, as well as on BeerConnoisseur.com and the publication's social media accounts.

Winners are announced for the following categories. If the product is cider, mead or seltzer, then "beer" is substituted for the relative product type.

  • Best Beer of the Year / #1 Rated Beer of the Year
  • Best Brewery of the Year
  • Brewery of the Year, 1st Runner-up
  • Brewery of the Year, 2nd Runner-up
  • #2 - #10 Rated Beer of the Year
  • Top 10 Rated Beers
  • Top 25 Rated Beers
  • Top 100 Rated Beers
  • Top 150 Rated Beers

The Beer Connoisseur® also acknowledges the top-rated products for the most populated styles within the year.

  • Best "Style" of the Year
  • #2 - #5 "Style" of the Year

The Best Beer & Breweries Awards Certificates

WINNER AND RATINGS CERTIFICATES

Awards Certificates - Print

Awards and Ratings - Digital Seals and Medals


Beer & Brewery Awards Past Winners

PAST WINNERS

(2021) Best Beers | Best Breweries | The Best Beers of 2021 by Style Category

(2020) Best Beers | Best Breweries | The Best Beers of 2020 by Style Category

(2019) Best Beers | Best Breweries | The Best Beers of 2019 by Style Category

(2018) Best Beers | Best Breweries | The Best Beers of 2018 by Style Category

(2017) Best Beers | Best Breweries


CONTACT US

Questions about the Awards or the Official Review?

Email us at: editorial (at) beerconnoisseur (dot) com


 

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