Exclusive benefit for BA Export Development Program members
Not a member? Learn more about the Program benefits and fees.
The European Beer Star Awards has become one of the international brewing community’s most coveted awards recognizing original, innovative beers. Last year, the European Beer Star Awards reported a record number of competitors with 2,151 beers from 46 countries.
This event represents an outstanding opportunity for breweries to have beers judged against the worlds’ best. In 2017, BA EDP members won 30 awards in 21 categories.
April 3, 2018 – Registration starts
June 22, 2018 – End of early-booker discount
September 7, 2018 – Registration Closed
September 12, 2018 – Beer due at east coast consolidation point
Oct 11 & 12, 2018 – Expert Tasting/Judging
November 13, 2018 – Public Tasting Consumers’ Favorite
November 14, 2018 Award Ceremony & Winner’s Night
The BA will cover the entry cost and a consolidated shipment of beer via air freight from the Brewers Association to Germany for Export Development Program members for up to three brands (bottles and cans only) per brewery.
Breweries can submit more than three brands but will be asked to remit payment for the number of brands submitted beyond three. The fee per additional brand is $225–if you enter more than three brands, you will be invoiced after registration has closed.
Twelve bottles or cans of each brand are needed of each beer with contents of at least 0.5 l.
Eighteen bottles or cans if the content is less than 0.5 l.
If you want to send a full case in greater quantity than the above outlined requirements, this is OK–beers not needed for judging will be used in media interviews and also in beer educational classes by the European Beer Star organizers.
Please ship the beers in the regular cases–we need to tightly pack the pallets, as we are flying them to Germany. If you ship your beers in Styrofoam containers to the BA warehouse, please include the original cardboard case and 6-pack holders. Styrofoam containers will not be shipped to Germany.
Please note, if your beer is a gold prize winner you will be asked to send additional beers for the Consumers’ Favourite–a blind tasting to receive the Consumers’ Favourite Award. This is not mandatory. The BA will also cover the cost of that shipment, but you will be responsible for sending these beers to the BA collection point.
Registration & Shipping Forms
STEP 1: Fill out and follow the European Beer Star’s instructions to complete your registration. Deadline is September 7, 2018.
• Registration of BA EDP members via European Beer Star Online Registration.
On this page you will also find information on competition procedure, category/style descriptions, and conditions of the competition.
• Enter code: CB94NDZTW3 to authorize your BA EDP membership (this is for BA Export Development Program members only – if you are not an EDP member, please contact Steve Parr to join
• BA EDP members, do not pay any fees when registering your beers
Note: You will receive label information from the European Beer Star organizers. Please put these on the beer containers before sending them to the BA collection point in New Jersey.
STEP 2: The Export Development Program (EDP) also needs to collect information from you to prepare the shipment. Please fill out the EDP’s shipment form. Entries will be consolidated at the east coast collection point outlined below and are due by September 7, 2018.
Deadlines & Shipping
FINAL registration with the EBS organizers is Friday, September 7, 2018.
Brewers Association East Coast Consolidation Warehouse – beers due: September 12, 2018
Beers that do not arrive on time are not guaranteed participation.
Sterling Transport Services
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Contact EDP manager Steve Parr today with any questions or to let him know that you will be entering the competition.