presented by the NY Hop Guild and New York Craft Malt

JUNE 12TH - 13TH, 2021

The largest state-level competition in the US.
You will be prompted to login or create an account on the Raise a Glass Foundation website to enter beers.
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The NYS Craft Beer Competition is the largest state-level competition in US and a celebration of the New York State craft beer community. 

Open to all 480+ craft breweries, more than 1000 entries are expected this year which will be judged in 25 categories by qualified industry professionals. In addition to gold, silver and bronze awarded in each category, judges will selected the coveted Governor's Cup as the best beer in NYS.



APRIL 9 - JUNE 7 | Online Beer Entry Open

JUNE 8 | DEADLINE: Beer Received by Raise a Glass Warehouse

JUNE 12 - 13 | Competition Judging

JULY 15 | Virtual Awards Ceremony & Remote Watch Parties


Raise a Glass


The NYSBA partnered with the Raise a Glass Foundation for their expertise producing competitions held to the highest level of integrity. It is only with their support that the New York State Craft Beer Competition has grown to become the 2nd largest state-level competition in the US.

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The Raise A Glass Foundation™ is a registered NY 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to help save and improve the lives of adults and children around the world.


They accomplish their mission by collecting and donating to deserving charities a valuable asset – thousands of award-winning bottles of wine, beer and spirits – which they use in their fundraising galas, dinners, auctions and other events.

Raise a Glass donates proceeds to charities like InterVol -  a nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting the world's neediest to materials, people, and opportunities.

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The New York State Brewers Association (NYSBA) is a non-profit organization that supports the craft beer industry through advocacy, education, and promotion.


Today, there are more licensed breweries in NYS than at any other point in history. The NYSBA works to unify the industry in order to have continued success legislatively, ensuring a positive economic environment for breweries to thrive.


Ranking #2 in the US for number of breweries, the NYSBA has more than 300 active members. NYS craft beer thrives because of our community of breweries, allied members, partners and craft beer enthusiasts. #thinkNYdrinkNY


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