2013 European Beer Star Competition

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The BA invites all Export Development Program members to participate in the 2013 European Beer Star Competition. If you are not a BA EDP member, contact Mark Snyder today for details to join the BA EDP.

2013 European Beer Star Competition

The European Beer Star has developed to 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 1,366 beers from 44 different countries.  This event represents an outstanding opportunity for you to have your beers judged against the worlds’ best.  

Event Timeline

  • Judging takes place in late August
  • Awards will be announced on September 18th 2013 at an award ceremony at drinktec in Munich
  • The Brewers Association Export Development Program will also present these awards to brewery representatives at its own ceremony at the 2014 Craft Brewers Conference in Denver, CO


Friday, May 31st, 2013
Early Registration Info to Mark Snyder

The organizers have requested registration information early to help them with the staging of the competition though breweries can update, add/remove beers after this date as needed. The early registration date will also allow ample time for you to receive labels from the European Beer Star organizers that need to be put on each beer bottle/can before shipping to the BA warehouse.

Friday, July 26th (this is the closing registration date)
FINAL registration Info to Mark Snyder

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013 (Shipping details are listed below.)
Beers due to Brewers Association warehouse

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


If you wish to participate in the competition, please provide the following information to Mark Snyder.  I will compile the registration info and send to the competition organizers.  Please send early registration info to Mark Snyder by May 31st – latest is July 26th.

Brewery Name

Brand Entry 1 (Beer name, ABV%, bottle/can size and the category number/category name)
Brand Entry 2 (Beer name, ABV%, bottle/can size and the category number/category name)
Brand Entry 3 (Beer name, ABV%, bottle/can size and the category number/category name)

The category number and name are found on the European Beer Star website in the “Categories and Beers 2013” section.  The European Beer Star is restricted to categories of beer which traditionally originate in Europe.
You will receive label information from the European Beer Star organizers – please put these on the beer containers before sending them to the BA warehouse.

Beer Quantity Required

12 bottles or cans of each brand is needed for the European Beer Star competition

This is for any size container, judging needs 12 containers per entry.  If you want to send a full case of 12 oz beers for each entry, 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 send your beers in your regular cases we need to tightly palletize the pallets, as we are flying them to Germany.
Container Size & Quantity Needed – 12 containers:
12 oz bottles/cans –  1/2 case (12 bottles/cans – full case OK)
22 oz / 750 ml bottles = 1 case (12 bottles/cans)
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 warehouse.


For beers being entered into the European Beer Star Competition, the BA will cover the entry cost and shipping, including customs charges from the Brewers Association to Germany for up to three brands (bottles and cans only) per brewery for Export Development Program members.  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.