World Beer Cup 2023

Presented by the Brewers Association (BA)—the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American craft brewers— the World Beer Cup was developed in 1996 to celebrate international brewing excellence and showcase the breadth of the global brewing community. Previously a bi-annual event, the 2023 competition begins its new annualized cycle.

The 2022 competition saw 10,542 entries from 2,493 breweries representing 57 different countries. More than 11,000 entries are expected for 2023.

“We’re looking forward to meeting the demand that’s been generated to make this an annual competition,” said Chris Williams, competition director. “While the sheer size of the World Beer Cup makes it incredibly competitive, when a brewery takes home an award, they can say they are the best in the world.”

Winners will be announced May 10, 2023 at Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn. at the conclusion of the trade association’s annual Craft Brewers Conference® & BrewExpo America®.

Additional information on the 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 5,700-plus U.S. breweries and more than 38,000 homebrewers. The BA’s independent craft brewer seal is a widely adopted symbol that differentiates beers by small and independent craft brewers. The BA organizes events including the World Beer Cup®, Great American Beer Festival®, Craft Brewers Conference® & BrewExpo America®, SAVOR™: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience, Homebrew Con™, National Homebrew Competition and the  American Craft Beer Week®. 

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