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Official Review (Beer, Non-Alcoholic Beer, Cider, Mead, Seltzer)

Submit your products for critical evaluation by The Beer Connoisseur® magazine & online's panel of BJCP judges. Reviews are covered editorially across our publishing platforms for our audience of 8 million annual readers.

Official Review (Submit Beer, NA Beer, Cider, Mead, Seltzer)

Entry Requirements

The Official Review is a highly controlled single-blind BJCP format that ensures unbiased evaluations of your brands.

We prefer not to acquire products from retailers. We believe beverages shipped direct from producers results in the most accurate evaluation of the beverages, or the way the brewers intend it to be enjoyed.

This provides consumers with the best information about the out-the-door quality of the beverages, and it provides brewers with the most accurate critical evaluation of their work.

This process is labor-intensive and costly, and we thus have the following entry requirements.

1. Producers who hold an active Tier 1, Trade Membership "Business Subscription" to The Beer Connoisseur® magazine & online may enter one (1) product per year to the Official Review.

2. Producers may enter up to fourteen (14) products per year by joining as a Tier 2, Tier 3 or Tier 4 Trade Member.

How to Submit Your Products for Review

Step 1. Purchase a Trade Membership or login to your existing trade account.

Step 2. Complete the product submission form located in the MY PROFILE tab in your online account for each beer, non-alcoholic beer, cider, mead or seltzer product that you wish to have evaluated in the Official Review.

Step 3. Upon receipt, our Review Coordinator will email you an Official Sample Request containing shipping instructions for the review (allow 7 business days).

Step 4. Samples will be reviewed in a single-blind format and published to our website within 45 days of receipt by the judge. An editor will notify you once the review has been published.

About the Official Review & The Best Beer & Breweries Awards

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Click here for complete details about the Official Review.

Click here for a complete details about The Best Beer & Breweries Awards.

Questions About the Official Review?

Contact the editorial department.