2012 Brussels Beer Challenge Competition EDP Invite

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The Brewers Association would like to inform all Export Development Program members of the 2012 Brussels Beer Challenge Competition.

Note Deadline in the email:
Beers due to Brewers Association warehouse: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 – Shipping details are listed below.

Registration directly with competition organizers – shipping with the Brewers Association.  Details below. 

Event Details
2012 Brussels Beer Challenge Competition
The Brussels Beer Challenge aims to promote the beer industry in a market that is not only a benchmark for beer but also home to connoisseurs. The event dovetails with “Brussels, 2012 gourmet food capital” which provides the ideal setting for promoting products from the global beer industry.  For more information, please visit: http://www.brusselsbeerchallenge.com/

Event Timeline
The Brussels Beer Challenge competition judging takes place in early November and awards will be announced on November 4th 2012 at an award ceremony in Brussels.  The Brewers Association Export Development Program will present these awards to brewery representatives at its own ceremony at the 2013 Craft Brewers Conference in Washington, DC.

For beers being entered into the Brussels Beer Challenge Competition, the BA will cover the entry cost and shipping, including customs charges from the Brewers Association to Belgium for up to three brands (bottles and cans only) per brewery for Export Development Program members – you are responsible for sending these beers to the BA warehouse.  Breweries can submit more than three brands but will be asked to remit payment for the number of brands submitted beyond three.   

Beer Quantity Required
1 case of bottles or cans of each brand is needed for the European Beer Star competition. 

Container Size & Quantity Needed:
12 oz bottles/cans – 24 bottles/cans (1 case)
22 oz / 750 ml bottles = 12 bottles (1 case)
16 oz bottles = 12 bottles needed for the competition (1/2 case of the 16 oz size bottles needed)

Participation – Next Steps
If you wish to participate in the competition, please fill out the Entry form – see bottom of page: http://www.brusselsbeerchallenge.com/breweries?destination=node/4

Note on the registration form that you are participating through the Brewers Association.  The BA will pay the registration fees for all participating EDP members.

Please provide the following information to Mark Snyder, for the shipping invoice.

Brewery Name
Brand Entry 1 (Brand name, ABV%, bottle/can size)
Brand Entry 2 (Brand name, ABV%, bottle/can size)
Brand Entry 3 (Brand name, ABV%, bottle/can size)

Shipping Information:
All beers to be submitted for the Brussels Beer Challenge Competition must be received by September 18, 2012 at:

Brewers Association warehouse
3240 Prairie Ave, Unit A
Boulder, CO 80301 
Tel: 303-443-7198

Contact Mark Snyder today, at mark@brewersassociation.org with any questions or to let him know that you will be entering the competition. You must be a current EDP member to participate.  If you are not an EDP member, you can join today!

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