Canada Beer Cup: Judging Postponed


In consideration of measures recently announced by the Ontario government to curb the spread of COVID-19 we have reluctantly decided to postpone the competition. The judging of Canada’s best beers will be rescheduled as soon as public health concerns allow. 

Guidelines announced January 3, 2022, prohibit indoor gatherings of more than five people. As the proper execution of a competition the size of the Canada Beer Cup will require many times that number of qualified judges, we were faced with the decision of proceeding online using only local judges or postponing the competition until in-person judging could again be safely and responsibly organized. We chose the latter. 

“One of the goals of The Canada Beer Cup is to showcase the greatness of Canadian breweries to the world,” said Rick Dalmazzi, Executive Director of the Canadian Craft Brewing Association, the owners of the Canada Beer Cup. “With all due respect to the many fine Toronto and Southern Ontario judges who will be involved, we want to do everything in our power to also include the many international and cross-Canada judges who have committed to our event.”

“With the situation as fluid as it is, we didn’t want to hold on to beer samples and watch them slowly grow stale while we waited to reschedule the competition,” said Stephen Beaumont, head judge for the Canada Beer Cup. “By reimbursing breweries for their expenses we can start with fresh beer across the board when the competition resumes.”

“We have worked and continue to work extremely hard to make this one of the world’s premier beer competitions,” added Beaumont.

Registered breweries have been contacted with further instructions and will be notified when the event is able to safely proceed.

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