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NEW YORK STATE
CRAFT BEER
COMPETITION

presented by the NY Hop Guild and New York Craft Malt
The largest state-level competition in the US.
 
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Overview

The 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. 

Open to all 480+ craft breweries, more than 1,200 entries were received this year which were judged in 29 categories by qualified industry professionals. In addition to gold, silver and bronze awarded in each category, judges selected the coveted Governor's Cup as the best beer in NYS.

Eli Fish, 2021 NYS Craft Beer Competition Winners
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The Awards Ceremony

The New York State Craft Beer Competition Awards Ceremony will take place Friday, March 11th at the

Albany Capital Center (2nd Floor).

 

Brewery staff & conference attendees are invited to attend the ceremony. Enthusiasts are invited to watch via live-stream on the @NYSCraftBeer Facebook page & NYSBA YouTube channel from their home or at a watch-party location.

 

5:30 - 7:30PM

Reception presented by Mengel, Metzger, Barr

 

7:30 - 9:00PM

NYS Craft Beer Competition Awards Ceremony

9:00 - 10:00PM

After Party featuring BMI performing artist Dwayne Haggins

WATCH PARTY LOCATIONS
The general public will be invited to view the Awards Ceremony via YouTube Live from home or from a watch party locations.

  • Interboro Spirits & Ales (Brooklyn)

  • Lafayette Brewing Company (Buffalo)

  • Lunkenheimer Craft Brewing Co. (Weedsport)

  • Seneca Lake Brewing Co. (Rock Stream)

  • Spider Bite Brewery (Holbrook)

  • Young Lion Brewing Co. (Canandaigua)

 

NEW YORK STATE CRAFT BEER COMPETITION PRESENTED BY

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COMPETITION RECEPTION PRESENTED BY

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Raise a Glass

Foundation

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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NYSBA

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