Submit for Review (Beer, Cider)

How to Submit Samples to the Official Review

Step 1. Complete the form at the bottom of this page for each beer or cider you wish to be evaluated in our Official Review.

Step 2. Our Official Review coordinator will email you an Official Samples Request containing shipping instructions for the review. (allow 7 business days from submission)

Step 3. Beer and cider will be reviewed and published to our website within 45 days of receipt by the judge. An editor will notify you once the review has been published.

Step 4. Samples shipped directly to our judges without being specifically requested by the review coordinator via our Official Sample Request will be enjoyed by the judge and not reviewed.

We welcome breweries and cideries that maintain an active premium subscription to The Beer Connoisseur to submit up to two beers or ciders per calendar year.

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Submit Unlimited Beer & Cider

Breweries, cideries and importers may submit unlimited beer and cider over a 12 month period by joining our trade program.

Joining as a trade member is the best way to engage with The Beer Connoisseur with unlimited reviews, year-round press release and news coverage and other priority editorial opportunities.

Tier 1: $495/year
Tier 2: $995/year


Editorial Use / Audience Exposure

Your reviews receive high exposure to our audience of 8 million annual readers. Reviews are presented in the following ways:

1. Published to website and optimized for SEO (2.2MM)

2. Included in the weekly Official Review eNewsletter (Fridays, 50k)

3. High scoring reviews receive brewer Q&As published to the website and that are used in our Sunday "Recommended Beer with Brewer Q&A" eNewsletter.

4. High scoring reviews are published in the January annual print edition "Best Beers of the Year" and "Best Beers of the Year by Style Category"

5. World Class rated beers and cider receive 4 pages of editorial in the annual print edition that include the judges reviews, brewer Q&A and full page photography.

6. All reviews count towards our "Breweries of the Year" awards also published in  annual print edition.

7. Reviews are periodically published to our social media platforms for Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest (110k)





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Upload the Correct Photo Style
Be sure to have a straight-on shot of your bottle or can, or a product photo preferably with no background (PNG or JPG on white background). Images are used at approximately 250 x 500 pixels. Please send largest size photos available, but no files larger than 10MB.

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Brewery, Cidery or Meadery
Full brand name of beer, cider or mead to be reviewed.
Files must be less than 10 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png eps tif psd.
Year-Round, Seasonal, Limited Release (brand will be re-introduced), Special Release / Collaboration (one off)
As closely defined by the BJCP style guidelines.
A couple sentences or paragraphs describing the beer, cider or mead. This can be copied from the product page on your website.