NEW YORK STATE
presented by New York Craft Malt & NY Hop Guild
The 2021 NYS Craft Beer Competition, presented by NY Hop Guild and New York Craft Malt, is the largest state-level competition in US and a celebration of the New York State craft beer community.
This year 1,143 entries from 182 breweries were judged in 27 categories by qualified industry professionals. 87 medals and 3 special awards, including the coveted Governor's Cup, were awarded during the Awards Ceremony presented by Mengel, Metzger, Barr.
The 5th annual New York State Craft Beer Competition Awards Ceremony, presented by Mengel, Metzger, Barr, took place Thursday, July 15th at Big aLICe’s Finger Lakes location in Geneva NY.
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.
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.
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