Registration for the World Beer Cup® is open now

Registration for the biggest battle of the beers, the World Beer Cup® (WBC), is open from November 7 through December 7, 2023. Hosted by the Brewers Association (BA), the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American craft brewers, and held in conjunction with the Craft Brewers Conference® (CBC), the World Beer Cup celebrates the art and science of beer on a global stage.

"Year after year, the World Beer Cup continues to be the heartbeat of our global brewing community, a stage where we raise a toast to the excellence, passion, and innovation of the best pints in the world,” said Chris Williams, competition director. “As we embark on this sensational journey toward the 2024 competition, I am excited to see what brews these exceptional breweries bring to this year’s competition. Get ready to be amazed because this year, the World Beer Cup is about to set the brewing world on fire!"

In 2023, the prestigious competition saw 10,213 entries from 2,376 breweries representing 51 different countries. The event was annualized last year because of high demand.

Winners of the 2024 World Beer Cup will be announced on April 24, 2024, at The Venetian in Las Vegas, NV at the Brewers Association’s annual Craft Brewers Conference® & BrewExpo America® (for which super earlybird registration opens on December 5, 2023). The award ceremony will also be livestreamed on The Brewing Network.

Additional information on the competition, application process, shipping consolidation points, and more, can be found on

The World Beer Cup is made possible through the generous support of its sponsors: ABS, Fermentis, First Key, Haas|BarthHaas, Rahr Malting Co., Sahm, and Siemens.

About the Brewers Association

The Brewers Association (BA) is the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers, their beers, and the community of brewing enthusiasts. The BA represents 5,600-plus U.S. breweries and more than 36,000 homebrewers. The BA organizes events, including the  World Beer Cup®, Great American Beer Festival®, Craft Brewers Conference™ & BrewExpo America®, Homebrew Con™, National Homebrew Competition , and American Craft Beer Week®.

Source: Brewers Association
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